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Euroleague Preview – Round 27 – The last double week

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The Regular Season’s final double-week is here. Round 27 is on Tuesday and Wednesday while Round 28 follows on Thursday and Friday. There is a batch of key match-ups, including the Clasico Game of the Week, Real Madrid – Barcelona, which could prove decisive for both teams.

Wednesday’s matches

On Wednesday, CSKA Moscow (19-7) can secure home-court advantage in the playoffs by winning at home against Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (13-13), which is still very much in the hunt for a slot in the next stage. CSKA remains the competition’s leading scorer with an average of 87.3 points, but also shows plenty of defensive hustle after making 7.2 steals per game, third best in the league. Darussafaka’s greatest asset is earning plenty of second chances to score, ranking second in the league in offensive rebounding with 11.7 per game. My choice here is the home win with a handicap of -10.5 point is priced at 1.90 with bet365

After beating two of the top three already this month, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (9-17) will attempt to continue its positive end to the season at home to an Unics Kazan team (7-19) which has lost nine games in a row. Galatasaray leads the league in blocked shots with an average of 3.7 per game, but doesn’t show the same physicality at the other end of the court, drawing a league-low average of 18.6 fouls. The battle for the foul line could give an opening to Unics, which ranks fifth in the league in free throws with 14.1 per game. There is no point to back a home win with a handicap when there is no chance for qualification. Free basketball can guide to Over 162.0 points priced at 1.90 with bet365.

Devotion is guaranteed when Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (15-11) attempts to continue its charge towards the playoffs against visiting Olympiacos Piraeus (18-8), which would clinch home-court advantage with a win. Expect a physical battle between two teams which excel on defense – Olympiacos leads the league in defensive rebounds with 25.9 per game, while nobody comes to close matching Zvezda’s average of 8.9 steals. And that last statistic could prove particularly telling with Olympiacos possessing the competition’s second-worst assist-to-turnover ratio, 119.2%. Olympiacos has more possibilities than the odds say and we will back the away win with the handicap of +2.5 at 1.90.

Last but no means least, the Game of the Week sees Real Madrid (19-7) host eternal rivals FC Barcelona Lassa (10-16) knowing victory would be enough to both secure home-court advantage in the playoffs and eliminate the visiting team. Madrid claimed a huge 39 point victory when the teams met in Round 8, and will look to use the offensive firepower which has allowed it to lead the league in overall performance index rating with an average of 103.6, while Barcelona is next-to-last in that category with a PIR of 80.2 per game. Please, let me enjoy this one… 🙂 No bet.

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25/11/2022NBAORL Magic - PHI 76ers22.55140+217Pre
23/11/2022NBABOS Celtics - DAL MavericksUnder 218.51.90100-100Pre
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21/11/2022NBACLE Cavaliers - ATL Hawks22.2020-20Pre
20/11/2022NBAPHX Suns - NY Knicks2 (+6.0)1.9010-10Pre
19/11/2022NBAIND Pacers - ORL Magic2 (+6.5)1.9010+9Pre
18/11/2022NBACHI Bulls - ORL MagicUnder 223.51.9010+9Pre
17/11/2022NBASA Kings - SA SpursOver 237.51.9040+36Pre
16/11/2022NBAPXH Suns - GS WarriorsOver 226.51.90200+180Pre
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05/11/2022NBAMIL Bucks - OKC Thunder2 (+7.5)1.9020-20Pre
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03/11/2022NBAORL Magic - GS Warriors1 (+8.0)1.9050+45Pre
02/11/2022NBAMIL Bucks - DET Pistons2 (+11.5)1.9020-20Pre
01/11/2022NBAMIA Heat - GS Warriors21.8610-10Pre
31/10/2022NBAUTA Jazz - MEM Grizzlies12.4510+14.50Pre
30/10/2022NBADET Pistons - GS Warriors1 (+7.5)1.9010+9Pre
29/10/2022NBABKN Nets - IND PacersOver 234.51.9020+18Pre
28/10/2022NBABOS Celtics - CLE CavaliersUnder 219.51.9010-10Pre
27/10/2022NBABKN Nets - DAL MavericksOver 227.01.9010+9Pre
26/10/2022NBAMIL Bucks - BKN NetsUnder 233.51.9010+9Pre
25/10/2022NBAPHX Suns - GS WarriorsOver 225.51.9010+9Pre
24/10/2022NBACHI Bulls - BOS Celtics1 (+4.5)1.9010+9Pre
23/10/2022NBACLE Cavaliers - WAS Wizards Over 215.51.9020+18Pre
22/10/2022NBAPHI 76ers - SA SpursOver 223.51.9010-10Pre
21/10/2022ELPanathinaikos - MonacoOver 157.51.9010+9Pre
20/10/2022NBAPHI 76ers - MIL BucksUnder 225.01.9010+9Pre
20/10/2022ELPartizan - Virtus MilanoUnder 153.51.9010+9Pre
19/10/2022ELReal Madrid - OlympiacosOver 154.51.9010+9Pre
18/10/2022NBAGS Warriors - LA LakersOver 225.51.9040+36Pre
18/10/2022ELMaccabi - Monaco21.9520-20Pre
16/10/2022SPA - ACBValencia - MurciaOver 160.51.9010-10Pre
15/10/2022GRE - A1PAOK - Aris1 (-4.5)1.9010+9Pre
14/10/2022ELFenerbahce - Maccabi1 (-4.5)1.9010+9Pre
13/10/2022ELMonaco - Efes11.8710+8.70Pre
13/10/2022ELBarcelona - Real Madrid11.8310+8.30Pre
12/10/2022BCLReggio Emilia - AEK22.6030+48Pre
11/10/2022ECHapoel Tel Aviv - London Lions2 (+9.5)1.9020-20Pre
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09/10/2022GRE - A1Aris - Panathinaikos1 (+16.5)1.9020+18Pre
08/10/2022FRA - ACholet - Strasbourg21.9010-10Pre
07/10/2022ELBarcelona - Olympiacos2 (+5.5)1.9050+45Pre
06/10/2022ELPanathinaikos - Real Madrid1 (+7.5)1.90200+180Pre
05/10/2022BCLSassari - Malaga1 (+2.5)1.90100-100Pre
04/10/2022BCLMurcia - TofasOver 160.51.8350-50Pre
03/10/2022BCLPeristeri - Bnei Herzeliya2 (+5.5)1.8720-20Pre
01/10/2022SPA - ACBTenerife - GironaOver 162.51.9010-10Pre
30/09/2022SPA - ACBBetis - Valencia1 (+7.5)1.9010+9Pre
29/09/2022WC - WChina W - France WOver 139.51.9010+10Pre
27/09/2022WC - WSerbia W - France WUnder 132.51.9010+9Pre
26/09/2022WC - WFrance W - Japan W1 (-3.5)1.9020+18Pre
25/09/2022BCL - QUnicaja Malaga - Levice1 (-21.5)1.9010-10Pre
23/09/2022BCL - QUnicaja Malaga - Den Bosch1 (-15.5)1.9010+9Pre
22/09/2022WC - WAustralia W - France W2 (+6.5)1.9010+9Pre
18/09/2022EUROSpain - FranceSpain Over 80.52.2520+25Pre
18/09/2022EUROSpain - FranceX at HT11.0010-10Pre
18/09/2022EUROSpain - FranceX at Q111.0010-10Pre
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10/09/2022EUROSlovenia - BelgiumUnder 170.51.9040+36Pre
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04/09/2022EUROLithuania - GermanyOver 159.51.90200+180Pre
03/09/2022EUROLithuania - France12.00100-100Pre
02/09/2022EUROCroatia - Greece2 (-7.5)1.9050-50Pre
01/09/2022EUROTurkey - MontenegroOver 161.51.9020-20Pre
28/08/2022WC - QGreece - BelgiumOver 162.51.8710-10Pre
27/08/2022WC - QItaly - Georgia2 (+16.5)1.90100+90Pre
25/08/2022WC - QSerbia - Greece22.5530-30Pre
24/08/2022WC - QFrance - Czech RepublicOver 161.51.9020-20Pre
23/08/2022WNBANY Liberty - CHI SkyOver 165.01.9010-10Pre
20/08/2022INT.Slovenia - CroatiaOver 172.51.9020+18Pre
19/08/2022INT.Greece - TurkeyUnder 167.51.9010-10Pre
18/08/2022INT.France - BelgiumOver 156.51.9010+9Pre
17/08/2022INT.Greece - PolandOver 158.51.9010+9Pre
16/08/2022INT.Spain - Lithuania22.1010+11Pre
11/08/2022INT.Spain - Greece1 (+3.5)1.8350+41.50Pre
10/08/2022WNBADAL Wings - NY Liberty1 (-5.0)1.9020-20Pre
09/08/2022WNBALV Aces - ATL DreamUnder 168.51.9010-10Pre
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07/08/2022WNBACHI Sky - CON SunOver 166.51.9020+18Pre
06/08/2022WNBAPHX Mercury - NY Liberty21.9010-10Pre
05/08/2022WNBAATL Dream - LA Sparks2 (+4.5)1.90100+90Pre
03/08/2022WNBANY Liberty - LA Sparks1 (-6.0)1.9050-50Pre
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07/07/2022WNBALA Sparks - SEA StormOver 161.51.958000+7600Pre
06/07/2022WNBAATL Dream - WAS Mystics2 (-5.5)1.909000+8100Pre
04/07/2022WC - QNetherlands - Italy2 (-6.5)1.9010000+9000Pre
02/07/2022WNBACHI Sky - PXH Mercury2 (+9.0)1.9010000-10000Pre
01/07/2022WNBALA Sparks - DAL WingsUnder 165.51.905000-5000Pre

Tuesday’s matches

First up, Fenerbahce (17-9) welcomes Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (9-17) to Istanbul looking for a victory which would secure a place in the playoffs. Despite their respective records Maccabi has outperformed the host in several statistical categories, including points per game (78.9 to 77.1) and rebounding (34.5 to 32.0), but the Israeli team needs to take better care of the ball after committing the second highest number of turnovers in the competition (14.4 per game). Not an easy one to call because Fener is playing with a couple of important absentees. Staying away from any pre-match bets.

A big battle is assured in Kaunas where in-form Zalgiris (12-14) will look for its seventh win in nine games with the visit of fellow playoff hopefuls Anadolu Efes Istanbul (14-12), which has won five of its last six. Establishing inside dominance could be key: no team has matched Efes’s average of 45.4 two-point attempts, and the Turkish team also leads the game in offensive rebounding (13.2 per game). But Zalgiris is fifth in that category (11.2 per game), while the teams are joint in fourth place in drawing the most fouls per game (20.8). This looks like a close battle but we will go with the home win including a handicap of -1.5 point which is priced at 1.90 with bet365

Depending on other results, victory could be enough to secure a spot in the playoffs for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (15-11) when it travels to face eliminated Brose Baskets Bamberg (9-17). The Spanish team has a big advantage in rebounding, ranked third in the league with an average of 36.7 boards per game while Bamberg is dead last with an average of 31.1. But the host is a more accurate shooter, with a true shooting percentage of 50.7% – second-best in the competition – compared to Baskonia’s 48.1%. There could be an upset here with Bamberg playing for… glory and the 2.25 odds to win.

Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (15-11) may also be able to advance to the next stage with a home win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (7-19), which will be aiming to end a five-game losing streak. The Greens have been a dominant force at home, winning nine consecutive games in Athens, partly thanks to committing fewer turnovers than any other team – just 10.8 per game. Milan, conversely, has averaged 14.1 turnovers, the fourth-worst tally of all teams. A home win with a handicap of -11.5 point is priced at 1.90 with bet365.

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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Euroleague Basketball Predictions

The action in the Euroleague continues. We have now completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Panathinaikos – Milan

On Thursday at OAKA stadium in Athens, Panathinaikos (5-6) hosts Milan (3-8), two teams with recent trends in opposition, square off. Four of the Greens’ previous five games have ended in victories, including three straight at home. Milan has lost seven straight games mainly due to injuries, tying its worst losing streak in the EuroLeague this century.

Panathinaikos’ recent victories saw them allow 67 and 58 points, which are season highs for the team’s defence under head coach Dejan Radonjic. In each of those contests, five or more shooters connected on three-pointers, enabling the Greens move up to seventh place (38.0%) in three-point shooting efficiency. The big guns for Panathinaikos are Dwayne Bacon (18.5 ppg) and Derrick Williams (15.7), and if either player is at their best, this club can compete on the hishest level. Watch out if they are both.

The inability to rebound has been a problem for both sides. No team has outrebounded opponents less times than Panathinaikos (38.1 rpg.). Milan is the next team in that category with 37.5 rpg., but has only done it once in 11 games. Both sides have done a good job of guarding their own boards, but they have not contributed much on offence. Because of this, Panathinaikos and Milan have both allowed  more offensive rebounds than they have managed to grab on their own offensive glass. We chose a high-scoring game here with that in mind.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 152.5 at 2.00

Alba Berlin – Fenerbahce

In an intriguing matchup in the German capital, Fenerbahce (9-2) faces off against ALBA Berlin (3-8). ALBA has lost its last eight games after a 3-0 start. Fenerbahce remains in first place after last week’s home loss to Real Madrid. The last two times ALBA has visited Berlin, it has defeated Fenerbahce.

ALBA lifts its offensive by relying on its passing game. With 21.5 assists per game, Israel Gonzalez’s squad leads the EuroLeague. This year, Luke Sikma has averaged 6.4 assists per game as ALBA’s primary offensive conduit. To increase their chances of winning this game, the German champions must involve their numerous shooters, particularly Maodo Lo and Gabriele Procida. ALBA must stop Calathes and Hazer from controlling the game’s tempo on defence.

It will be difficult for Alba to win, but the handicap might not be covered.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+3.5) at 1.90

Maccabi – Valencia

Maccabi hosts Valencia in a matchup of two teams that are on the outside looking toward the playoff zone. Despite losing two straight games, Maccabi (5-6) has been one of the best teams at home this season, going 5-1 when playing at Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Valencia (5-6) just defeated Partizan in overtime and has a 3-2 winning road record this year.

Maccabi’s go-to player Lorenzo Brown (18.1 ppg, 6.5 apg) might have more support this week as Baldwin (15.6 ppg) and Hilliard are anticipated to return after missing Friday’s setback in Munich. Adams made a commendable transition, setting a personal best with 21 points in his debut EuroLeague game, and may be entitled to a bigger role moving ahead.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+5.5) at 1.90

Partizan – Crvena Zvezda

In front of a sold-out crowd of 16,745 spectators at Stark Arena in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, Partizan (4-7) plays Crvena Zvezda (5-6) in one of the fiercest cross-town rivalries in sports.

Partizan enters the game in need of a victory after suffering back-to-back losses in which it scored at least 96 points but allowed more than 100 to its opponents, giving it the league’s worst defence (88.1 oppg.). Although Partizan attempts fewer long-range shots than 15 other teams, they are aggressive enough to rank second in both free throw success (16.9) and accuracy at the foul line (84.2%), where they are first in three-point efficiency (39.8%). Punter (15.9 ppg), Nunnally (11.2) and Exum (11.2) will likely handle the ball inside, followed by Lessort (12.7) and LeDay (13.9) on the outside. However, what they all do defensively may have a greater impact.

basketball prediction Tip: Partizan Over 83.5 at 1.83

Real Madrid – Monaco

Real Madrid (8-3) and Monaco (8-3) will face off against one another at the WiZink Center. Real is on a six-game winning streak following its lone home loss to Virtus Bologna in Round 5. After losing four straight meetings, the most recent coming at home in double OT, 84-90, last season, Monaco has won its previous two contests and is prepared to battle for its first-ever win over Los Blancos.

Real is crucial to getting the ball moving in transition since it leads the league in defensive rebounding (26.7 drpg.) and is second in blocked shots (4.0 bpg.). Connecting with Tavares and Poirier should be crucial in this game because Real ranks third in two-point shooting (58.5% 2FG) and has a size advantage in the paint at the “5” position. Abalde, Williams-Goos, and Hanga should all be utilised while playing a high-scoring club in order to halt Mike James.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 163.5 at 1.88

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

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Euroleague Basketball Predictions

The action in the Euroleague continues. We have almost completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Cvena Zvezda – Virtus Bologna

Friday night’s early tipoff at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall features a matchup between Crvena Zvezda (4-6) and Virtus Bologna (4-6), both of which are in same wins but different states of form.

Zvezda has won its previous three EuroLeague games after hiring Dusko Ivanovic as their head coach, defeating ASVEL Villeurbanne, ALBA Berlin, and Maccabi. Both point guard Vildoza and fellow guard Nedovic, who previously played for Coach Ivanovic at Baskonia, have begun to have a bigger influence. Curiously, only two players reached double digits in points in the victory over Maccabi: Nedovic had 12 and Martin had 11. Zvezda will probably have to work hard for every point it scores when facing a strong defence like Virtus, which has the fourth-best ranking in the EuroLeague on this end of the floor.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.15

Fenerbahce – Real Madrid

Both teams are in good shape going into their matchup at Ulker Sports and Event Hall: Fenerbahce (9-1) has just lost one game all season while Real Madrid (7-3) has won five consecutive.

Fenerbahce made a number of roster adjustments during the offseason, including the hiring of Dimitris Itoudis as the new head coach, and ever since, the team has been on fire. In addition to having the greatest record in the EuroLeague this season, Fenerbahce also has the second-highest ratings on attack and defence. Injury has kept Pierre out of the previous two games for Fenerbahce, but Hayes-Davis has filled in admirably. In two contests, Hayes-Davis actually led the club in scoring with 21 points against Monaco and 22 points at EA7 Milan. Due to an injury, Wilbekin will miss the Real Madrid game, but Los Blancos have already seen how much trouble they can cause when Hayes-Davis, Calathes, Motley, and Guduric are on the field.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+1.5) at 1.95

Zalgiris – Panathinaikos

At Zalgirio Arena, Zalgiris (6-4) will play host to Panathinaikos (4-6), who has a 4-6 record and is coming off back-to-back victories in the EuroLeague double-round week.

Zalgiris is now 4-0 this season overall at Zalgirio Arena and has won four of its previous five games. Zalgiris are a very dangerous possibility in this year’s EuroLeague thanks to the never-say-die spirit that first-year head coach Maksvytis has fostered in his players. Evans, Smits, and club captain Ulanovas, who have all contributed significantly over the past few games, will be motivated to keep Zalgiris’s home winning streak intact when Panathinaikos visits.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 160.5 at 1.90

Bayern Munich – Maccabi

When it hosts Maccabi, Bayern Munich will try to get back on track. Before losing by one point in Monaco last week, Bayern (3-7) had won three of its previous four games. After losing in a thrilling match to Crvena Zvezda on Thursday in Belgrade, Maccabi (5-5) is still looking for its first road victory of the year. Additionally, Maccabi’s most recent victory in Munich was in March 2019.

Two former Bayern stars will travel back to Munich for the game. In 2021, Baldwin helped Bayern to within one shot of the Final Four, and Hilliard led Bayern in scoring last season with 13.7 points per game. Together, they and Lorenzo Brown form a lethal Maccabi backcourt. Baldwin (15.6 ppg, 4.5 apg) ranks second on the squad in both categories, while Brown (16.3 ppg) leads Maccabi in both. Brown is also tied for third in the league in assists (6.4 apg).

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.25

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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The action in the Euroleague continues. We have almost completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Alba Berlin – Barcelona

On Thursday night, Round 11 will feature a matchup between two teams at different ends of the spectrum as ALBA Berlin (3-7) hosts Barcelona (7-3). The 13th meeting between these two clubs in the EuroLeague this century will take place, with Barca winning 11 of the previous 12. Despite Jaleen Smith’s 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in a Round 10 loss to Olympiacos, ALBA has lost seven straight games since going 3-0 to open the season. With Jan Vesely scoring 18 points, Barcelona has won five of its previous six games, including its most recent victory over Baskonia, 96-84.

Few people would disagree that the reality is what it appears to be on paper. With the exception of turnovers and shooting percentages across the board, ALBA outperforms Barcelona in all significant statistical categories. Although they continue to lead the league in total rebounds (37.2) and assists (22.0), the hosts’ recent success has not been reflected in victories. The third-best league defence will force ALBA to put their offensive fireworks to the test. ALBA will also need to play tight on defence and work to reduce the 81.9 points it gives up per game. In order to try and end ALBA’s losing streak, players like Blatt, Olinde, and Sikma will have to stand up and help Smith in seizing the reins.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 160.5 at 1.90

Anadolu Efes – Olympiacos

At Sinan Erdem Sports Hall, Anadolu Efes (5-5) takes on Olympiacos (7-3) in a highly anticipated matchup. For the first time since the EuroLeague semifinals of last year, the teams square off. In that match, Vasilije Micic’s buzzer-beating three-pointer helped Efes defeat Olympiacos 74-77. Efes ultimately won the EuroLeague championship. Kostas Sloukas’ game-winning shot helped Olympiacos defeat Efes 87-85 in overtime earlier in the 2021–22 campaign. Expect a fantastic game with all the big characters still on their respective teams.

Efes is now on a three-game winning streak and may be in its finest shape of the year. Micic (18.2 ppg, 6.4 apg, 21.7) and Clyburn (20.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 22.3 PIR) have been the team’s leaders thus far this season, respectively placing first and second in terms of minutes played per game. In recent games, Efes has displayed a more diversified approach: Pleiss scored 13 points against EA7 Milan in Round 9, and Beaubois scored 19 points and had a PIR of 30 against Virtus Bologna in Round 10. With only 14.7 assists per night, Efes is tied for 15th in the league, thus there is room for growth during the season.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-4.5) at 1.95

Asvel Villeurbanne – Monaco

The Astroaballe will host the rematch between ASVEL Villeurbanne (3-7) and Monaco, two very familiar teams (7-3). Last season, these groups exchanged wins on the road in the EuroLeague. After Monaco defeated ASVEL 75-100 shortly after, ASVEL narrowly defeated Monaco 84-85 on a long buzzer-beating triple by Howard. Both teams advanced to the French League finals, when ASVEL defeated Monaco with a score of 3-2 after a tense playoff series.

Currently on a five-game losing streak in the EuroLeague, ASVEL is having trouble. Its primary pillars up until this point have been De Colo (12.3 ppg., 53.1% 3FG, 3.7 apg., 14.0 PIR), Mathews (10.8 ppg.), and Fall (10.5 ppg., 65.1% 2FG, 7.6 rpg., 14.4 PIR). Since ASVEL has only shot two points at 45.4% of its last five games, attacking the rim for simple baskets should be a priority for ASVEL when facing a run-and-gun team.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 157.5 at 1.87

Baskonia – Milano

Baskonia (5-5) welcomes EA7 Milan (7-3) in what should be an intriguing tactical matchup. Despite the fact that their initial encounter took place in 2009, this is their 22nd rendezvous. With a record of 11-10 against Baskonia, Milan won both of their meetings last year: 64-78 at Buesa Arena and 89-78 at Mediolanum Forum. Be prepared for a fierce basketball match.

Baskonia recently suffered a road setback to Barcelona but has played well at home this year, going 4-1 with Olympiacos Piraeus being the lone defeat. The home team leader in scoring (99.2 ppg) and PIR (113.2) is Baskonia, who also shoots the ball well (62.7% 2FG, 44.2% 2FG) and averages about 10 more points per game than any other team. Few teams can win at Buesa Arena if Baskonia maintains its regular home game numbers and plays at full throttle.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.90

Partizan – Valencia

When Partizan (4-6) hosts Valencia, there will be a match between two teams with the same record (4-6). LeDay put up a performance of 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists, but Partizan’s trip to Spain last week ended in a defeat to Real Madrid. Although Valencia lost to Zalgiris at home, 76-80, despite Chris Jones’ 19 points and 7 assists, they also lost to Real previous week. Partizan and Valencia will be playing one other for the first time ever in the EuroLeague.

Partizan will use this as one of its main weapons against Valencia because it leads the league in three-point shooting accuracy at 41.1%. To increase their average of 14.7 assists, the hosts must watch the visitors’ aggressive defence (7.1 spg.) and work to improve ball circulation. Valencia ranks bottom in average blocks (1.3), thus there may be a chance for the hosts to earn their fifth victory in the paint.

basketball prediction Tip: Partizan Over 85.5 at 1.83

(All prices correct at 01/12/2022, 09:00 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

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