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Euroleague Preview – Round 28 – Just three more to go!

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Euroleague Preview & Tips

The Regular Season’s final double-week is closing to an end. There are only 3 more rounds to play but a lot to be decided. Round 28 follows on Thursday and Friday. While Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos have secured home advantage for the play-offs, 4th place is still for grabs. Fener is there but Baskonia and Panathinaikos, who face each other on a great battle, are planning to overtake.

Friday’s matches

On Friday, a Russian derby pits together teams with opposite intentions as CSKA Moscow (20-7) seek to rise to the top of the standings while Unics Kazan (7-20) hopes to avoid dropping to bottom place. It is a meeting between the league’s most prolific offense and the third-worst, with CSKA averaging 87.6 points per game while Unics has mustered just 76.6. But the home team, looking for its first win in more than two months, does have a slight edge in rebounding, averaging 33.4 boards per game against CSKA’s 32.9. The 9 points difference where the games is split looks too unpredictable and I have to stay away from this one.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (13-14) knows it can’t afford any more slip-ups as it hosts crosstown rivals Galatasaray Odeabank (10-17). With four wins in its last six games, eliminated Galatasaray is certainly finishing its season with a flourish, and Darussafaka urgently needs to find that kind of form to have any chance of joining the post-season action. But it has won three consecutive home games, mainly thanks to excellent defense which has allowed an average of just 64.3 points over the course of those encounters. More of the same is required on Friday. I prefer to eat a kebab from my local Turkish guy than betting on this one.

If Darussafaka loses, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (15-12) can take advantage by sealing a playoff spot with a victory at eliminated FC Barcelona Lassa (10-17). Points will be at a premium as the league’s two lowest scoring teams go head to head: Barcelona has averaged 71.6 points per game, and Zvezda 74.4. Expect Zvezda to force the game inside, as the Serbian team has converted the league’s lowest number of three-pointers (6.9 per game) with the worst conversion rate (33.9%), while Barcelona has made the fewest two-point strikes (16.8 per game). I’ll risk here going with Barcelona and the home win with at 2.20 with bet365.

And finally, first-placed Real Madrid (20-7) will attempt to hold onto that position as it travels to face a team which would like to take it off them, Olympiacos Piraeus (19-8). Having lost by 18 points in Madrid on the season’s opening day, the Greek team would love to win by more than that amount to claim head to head advantage. But with both teams already assured of home-court advantage in the play-offs, perhaps the greater goal is claiming superiority ahead of a potential Final Four meeting. And it will be a familiar story of Olympiacos’s top-ranked defense (73.1 points per game allowed) attempting to stop Madrid’s second-ranked offense (87 points per game scored). The latest news say that Printezis was sick while Spanoulis has been ill too and not at his best in the last games. Therefore I’m backing the away win with at 2.20 with bet365.

Daily Basketball Picks

DateLeagueEventPickOddsBet+/-Type
26/01/2023NBABKN Nets - DET Pistons1 (-9.0)1.902000Pre
25/01/2023NBASAC Kings - TOR RaptorsOver 239.01.901500-1500Pre
24/01/2023NBAIND Pacers - CHI BullsUnder 236.51.901800+1620Pre
23/01/2023NBACHI Bulls - ATL Hawks11.902000+1800Pre
21/01/2023NBATOR Raptors - BOS Celtics21.802500+2000Pre
20/01/2023NBAUTA Jazz - BKN NetsUnder 227.51.902500+2250Pre
20/01/2023NBASAC Kings - OKC ThunderOver 238.51.902500-2500Pre
18/01/2023NBANY Knicks - WAS Wizards1 (-5.5)1.902500-2500Pre
17/01/2023NBASA Spurs - BKN NetsOver 234.51.901500-1500Pre
16/01/2023NBACLE Cavaliers - NO PelicansOver 222.51.901000-1000Pre
15/01/2023NBASA Spurs - SAC KingsOver 244.51.901500+1350Pre
14/01/2023NBAPOR Blazers - DAL Mavericks22.001300-1300Pre
12/01/2023NBAMIA Heat - MIL Bucks22.20800-800Pre
11/01/2023NBAATL Hawks - MIL BucksOver 233.51.90500-500Pre
10/01/2023NBAMIA Heat - OKC Thunder1 (-4.5)1.90300-300Pre
09/01/2023NBABOS Celtics - CHI BullsUnder 237.51.90500+450Pre
08/01/2023NBALA Clippers - ATL HawksUnder 231.51.90900+810Pre
07/01/2023NBACHI Bulls - UTA Jazz1 (-1.5)1.901000+900Pre
06/01/2023NBANO Pelicans - BKN Nets1 (+4.0)1.901000-1000Pre
06/01/2023NBAPHI 76ers - CHI Bulls2 (+5.5)1.901000+900Pre
06/01/2023NBAPHI 76ers - CHI Bulls22.75500+875Pre
05/01/2023NBADAL Mavericks - BOS Celtics1 (+2.0)1.901000-1000Pre
04/01/2023NBASAC Kings - ATL HawksOver 243.51.90800-800Pre
03/01/2023NBAMIL Bucks - WAS Wizards2 (+8.0)1.90500-500Pre
02/01/2023NBACLE Cavaliers - CHI Bulls2 (+3.5)1.90300-300Pre
01/01/2023NBAMIL Bucks - WAS Wizards2/1 at HT/FT5.50100-100Pre
31/12/2022NBACHI Bulls - CLE CavaliersOver 224.51.90100-100Pre
30/12/2022NBACHI Bulls - DET Pistons1 (-7.5)1.90200+180Pre
29/12/2022NBABOS Celtics - LA ClippersOver 227.01.90100-100Pre
28/12/2022NBACHI Bulls - MIL Bucks1 (+4.5)1.90100+90Pre
27/12/2022NBAORL Magic - LA Lakers22.50100+150Pre
25/12/2022NBABOS Celtics - MIL BucksUnder 225.51.90100-100Pre
23/12/2022NBAORL Magic - SA SpursOver 227.01.90300+270Pre
22/12/2022NBANO Pelicans - SA SpursOver 226.51.90500+450Pre
21/12/2022NBACLE Cavaliers - MIL Bucks22.10300-300Pre
20/12/2022NBAMIA Heat - CHI Bulls2 (+5.0)1.90800+720Pre
19/12/2022NBANO Pelicans - MIL Bucks11.95500-500Pre
18/12/2022NBADEN Nuggets - CHA HornetsOver 237.01.90300-300Pre
17/12/2022NBAMIL Bucks - UTA Jazz22.80100-100Pre
16/12/2022NBACHI Bulls - NY Knicks1 (-2.5)1.90100-100Pre
15/12/2022NBAMEM Grizzlies - MIL Bucks1 (-1.5)1.90300+270Pre
14/12/2022NBAIND Pacers - GS Warriors2 (-1.5)1.90200-200Pre
13/12/2022NBAMIL Bucks - GS Warriors2 (+4.5)1.90100-100Pre
12/12/2022NBASA Spurs - CLE CavaliersUnder 223.01.90100-Pre
11/12/2022NBAATL Hawks - CHI Bulls22.2040-40Pre
10/12/2022NBAWAS Wizards - LA Clippers12.7020-20Pre
09/12/2022NBADAL Mavericks - MIL Bucks11.9510-10Pre
08/12/2022NBAPOR Trail Blazers - DEN NuggetsOver 226.51.9010+9Pre
07/12/2022NBABKN Nets - CHA Hornets2 (+10.0)1.90100+90Pre
06/12/2022NBACLE Cavaliers - LA Lakers22.5530-30Pre
05/12/2022NBAORL Magic - MIL Bucks2 (-9.5)1.9020-20Pre
04/12/2022NBABKN Nets - BOS Celtics1 (+2.5)1.9010-10Pre
03/12/2022NBANY Knicks - DAL Mavericks21.80100+80Pre
02/12/2022NBAGS Warriors - CHI Bulls23.4030-30Pre
02/12/2022NBACHA Hornets - WAS Wizards2 (-3.0)1.9020-20Pre
01/12/2022NBADET Pistons - DAL Mavericks2 (-7.5)1.9010-10Pre
30/11/2022NBALA Lakers - POR Trail BlazersOver 226.01.9020+18Pre
30/11/2022NBACLE Cavaliers - PHI 76ers2 (+4.0)1.9010-10Pre
29/11/2022NBADAL Mavericks - GS WarriorsOver 228.01.9010+9Pre
28/11/2022NBALA Lakers - IND Pacers22.6510+16.50Pre
27/11/2022NBAMIN TImberwolves - GS WarriorsOver 235.01.9020+18Pre
26/11/2022NBATOR Raptors - DAL Mavericks2 (-2.5)1.9010-10Pre
25/11/2022NBAORL Magic - PHI 76ers22.55140+217Pre
23/11/2022NBABOS Celtics - DAL MavericksUnder 218.51.90100-100Pre
22/11/2022NBAMEM Grizzlies - SAC KingsOver 230.51.9040-40Pre
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
15/11/2022NBADAL Mavericks - LA Clippers1 (-7.0)1.90100-100Pre
14/11/2022NBAMIA Heat - PHX Suns22.0540-40Pre
13/11/2022NBACHI Bulls - DEN NuggetsOver 231.01.9020-20Pre
12/11/2022NBAWAS Wizards - UTA Jazz2 (-4.0)1.9010-10Pre
11/11/2022NBABOS Celtics - DEN Nuggets1 (-4.5)1.9010+9Pre
10/11/2022NBAWAS Wizards - DAL MavericksOver 208.51.9020+18Pre
07/11/2022NBADET Pistons - OKC ThunderOver 223.51.9010-10Pre
06/11/2022NBALA Clippers - UTA Jazz22.4530+43.50Pre
05/11/2022NBAMIL Bucks - OKC Thunder2 (+7.5)1.9020-20Pre
04/11/2022NBADET Pistons - CLE Cavaliers13.3010-10Pre
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
10/10/2022GRE - A1Apollon Patras - OlympiacosOver 157.51.9010-10Pre
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
16/09/2022EUROGermany - SpainOver 169.51.9010+9Pre
14/09/2022EUROSlovenia - Poland2 (+14.5)1.9020+18Pre
13/09/2022EUROGemrnay - Greece2 (-5.5)1.9010-10Pre
11/09/2022EUROGreece - Czech Republic2 (+13.5)1.9010+9Pre
10/09/2022EUROSlovenia - BelgiumUnder 170.51.9040+36Pre
08/09/2022EUROSerbia - Poland2 (+15.5)1.9020-20Pre
07/09/2022EUROGeorgia - Montenegro12.7010-10Pre
06/09/2022EUROGermany - Slovenia2 (-4.5)1.90100+90Pre
05/09/2022EUROUkraine - ItalyOver 161.51.9050-50Pre
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
08/08/2022WNBADAL Wings - NY Liberty1 (-4.0)1.9010+9Pre
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
31/07/2022WNBACON Sun - CHI SkyOver 165.51.90200+180Pre
30/07/2022WNBAATL Dream - DAL Wings11.90100-100Pre
29/07/2022WNBACHI Sky - NY LibertyOver 163.51.901000+900Pre
28/07/2022WNBAATL Dream - MIN Lynx1 (-1.5)1.90500-500Pre
24/07/2022WNBAIND Fever - DAL Wings2 (-6.0)1.901000+900Pre
23/07/2022WNBANY Liberty - CHI SkyOver 163.01.901000-Pre
22/07/2022WNBACHI Sky - DAL WingsOver 168.01.903000+2700Pre
21/07/2022WNBALA Sparks - ATL DreamUnder 160.51.901500-1500Pre
20/07/2022WNBACHI Sky - SEA Storm1 (-3.0)1.905000+4500Pre
17/07/2022WNBACON Sun - LV AcesOver 174.51.903000-3000Pre
15/07/2022WNBAIND Fever - MIN Lynx2 (-3.0)1.904000+3600Pre
14/07/2022WNBANY Liberty - LV AcesOver 172.51.905000+4500Pre
13/07/2022WNBAIND Fever - CON SunOver 163.01.9010000+9000Pre
12/07/2022WNBASEA Storm - DAL Wings2 (+8.5)1.907500-7500Pre
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

Thursday’s matches

The action starts with a cracking Istanbul derby as Anadolu Efes (15-12) hosts Fenerbahce (17-10). Both teams have a lot at stake, with Efes potentially just one more victory away from sealing a spot in the playoffs and Fenerbahce needing to keep control of home-court advantage. Efes is in flying form with six wins in seven games, while injury-hit Fenerbahce has lost two of its last three. The host claims a considerable advantage in rebounding (36 per game versus 32.1), but Fenerbahce shoots with greater accuracy, converting 52.4% of two-point attempts against Efes’s 49.8%. Fener has a lot of injuries that could cause another defeat but to see them at 2.75 (7/4) is challenging. Aaaaaahhh… Staying out of it because I hardly ever bet with my instinct.

In Tel Aviv, a new-look and rejuvenated Maccabi FOX (10-17) welcomes a Zalgiris Kaunas (12-15) team which simply must win to keep its playoff dreams intact. Maccabi seems to have turned a corner in recent weeks, winning two of its last three games by scoring an average of 86.7 points in those contests. Zalgiris will attempt to quell that offensive threat with physicality – the Lithuanian champ has committed more fouls than any other team this season, 23.4 per game, and drawn the joint fifth-highest amount (20.7 per game). Maccabi could have a good run to end their disappointing season so far and a win against Zalgiris is within its powers. The home win with a handicap of -2.0 points is priced at 1.90 with bet365.

Two eliminated teams still have pride to play for as rock-bottom EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (7-20) hosts Brose Bamberg (9-18). No team has allowed more points than Milan’s 86.9 per game, giving encouragement to a Bamberg team which ranks 6th in the league in scoring (79.2 points per game). But Milan can also score, with its average of 81.1 points better than any other team in the bottom half of the standings, so the outcome could well be decided by which team puts up greater defensive resistance. But will they do it this way? Or they will play freely and offensively? I think the latter and Over 163.0 points is priced at 1.90 with bet365.

Finally on Thursday, the Game of the Week sees red-hot Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (16-11) gun for its fifth consecutive victory with the visit of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (16-11). Both teams have already qualified for the playoffs but are still hoping to seal home-court advantage, with Baskonia possibly having the chance to rise into fourth place by the end of the night after sweeping Fenerbahce earlier in the season. Panathinaikos does not have that luxury, and needs to improve its offensive production on the road after averaging just 68.7 points in its last six games away from Athens. This is our main pick for basketball today (there is an NBA prediction later tonight), believing Panathinaikos will not lose with more than 4.5 points difference. Expecting a tight score, I’m backing the away win with the handicap of +4.5 at 1.90.

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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Euroleague Basketball Predictions

The Euroleague continues with round 21 containing a clasico in Spain and a massive derby in Belgrade. None of the rest of the games though will be an easy task for the favourites. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

Yes, these are the best Euro League basketball tips you can possible find and appear under each mini game preview.

Real Madrid – Barcelona

El Clasico’s latest round is a must-see battle between two of the co-leaders of Euroleague. Barcelona (13-7) has won three straight road games, as well as achieved a thrilling triumph at Palau Blaugrana in Round 2 when Sergio Llull missed an attempted game-winner at the buzzer. Real (13-7) will be looking to rebound from a bad showing at Olympiacos last week, and will need on another dominant performance from Walter Tavares to control the paint in what will undoubtedly be a rough contest.

Over 160.5 at 1.90

Alba Berlin – Valencia

Valencia (10-10) will aim to make it four wins in a row when it travels to ALBA Berlin (6-14) for a rematch of the EuroCup Finals from 2010 and 2019. Valencia has been plagued by injury issues recently, but important creator Chris Jones is now available, and new signing Shannon Evans, who leads the Spanish League in scoring this season, might make his debut. ALBA will look to former Valencia forward Luka Sikma for inspiration as it looks to rebound from successive losses and rekindle its fading playoff aspirations.

2 (+3.5) at 1.90

Asvel Villerbaunne – Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce (13-7) hopes to keep its share of top place with a win over ASVEL (7-13), which is searching for its first home win in four games. The Turkish titan’s three-game winning streak has been fueled by big man Johnathan Motley, who has averaged 17.7 points and 11.3 rebounds in that span. The struggle for inside supremacy between Motley and ASVEL’s Youssoupha Fall, who has scored in double figures in four straight games, will be crucial.

2 (-3.5) at 1.90

Monaco – Milano

Monaco (12-8) will look to add to the misery for Milan (6-14), which has plummeted to the bottom of the rankings with four successive losses. The home team has won the last seven games involving Monaco, including a Round 15 loss to Milan in Italy. Ettore Messina’s men overcame a 17-point deficit in that game by launching a 19-0 run in the last session, so Monaco coach Sasa Obradovic won’t need to encourage his players to compete for the full 40 minutes this time.

Over 154.5 at 1.90

Panathinaikos – Zalgiris

Zalgiris (12-8) visits struggling Panathinaikos (7-13) in pursuit of its fifth straight victory. Last week’s comeback triumph over Zvezda was secured by Edgaras Ulanovas, who can always be counted on to perform as Zalgiris’ emotional leader. But, maybe more than any other club, the Lithuanians rely on teamwork rather than individual brilliance, especially with a defence that has allowed just 76.2 points per game, the league’s second-lowest mark.

Winning margin 3-way: Any Other Result (1-5 points) at 2.60

(All prices correct at 25/01/2023, 23:00 CET, subject to change)

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

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The Euroleague action for 2023 continues non-stop. We are already in round 19, therefore in the second half of the regular season. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

Yes, these are the best Euro League basketball tips you can possible find and appear under each mini game preview.

Anadolu Efes – Bayern

Shane Larkin’s return to fitness has given defending champion Efes (10-9) an extra dimension as it looks to cement its spot in the top eight by defeating visiting Bayern (7-12) after an outstanding win in Barcelona last week. The German squad has lost five straight away games, but overcame Efes 81-78 in November in Munich. On that occasion, offensive rebounding was crucial, with Bayern grabbing 18, so Efes will be determined to play with more physicality this time around.

Over 156.5 at 1.90

Zalgiris – Crvena Zvezda

At the Final Four venue, Zalgirio Arena, a duel between two of this season’s most interesting dark horses will take place, with Zalgiris (11-8) trying to make it four wins in a row and Zvezda (10-9) looking to build on last week’s devastating win over Monaco. Zvezda now leads the series after a four-point home win against Zalgiris a month ago, thanks to Luca Vildoza’s career-high 27 points. Now, Zvezda must overcome a Zalgiris defence that allowed only 61 points in last week’s victory in Milan.

1 (-2.5) at 1.90

Olympiacos – Real Madrid

After taking full ownership of first place with a pair of road wins last week, Real (13-6) will look to maintain that position as it travels to Piraeus to face second-place Olympiacos (12-7) in a playoff-style matchup. These are also the competition’s top two scoring clubs, with Olympiacos (85.2 points per game) edging Real (84.4), and everything leads to another spectacular battle between two European titans. Olympiacos already won 87-89 in Madrid in October on the strength of a spectacular game-winning shot by Kostas Sloukas.

Real Madrid Under 79.5 at 1.83

Milano – Asvel Villeurbanne

Two bottom-of-the-standings teams whose playoff ambitions require a huge boost meet in Milan (6-13) as Milan welcomes ASVEL (6-13). The hosts are on a three-game losing streak, while ASVEL has lost five in a row due to injury issues. Because these are the league’s two lowest-scoring clubs (Milan 69.6 points per game; ASVEL 74.4), the winner should be determined by which team can find more offensive fluency.

1/1 at 1.80

(All prices correct at 20/01/2023, 08:00 CET, subject to change)

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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The Euroleague action for 2023 continues non-stop. We are already in round 19, therefore in the second half of the regular season. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

Yes, these are the best Euro League basketball tips you can possible find and appear under each mini game preview.

Fenerbahce – Monaco

Two of the four clubs tied for second meet to kick off the week in style, with Fenerbahce (12-7) welcoming Monaco (12-7). The Turkish squad, which has won two games in a row, will be hoping that big man Johnathan Motley can keep up his excellent form after winning the Round 19 MVP award. Monaco is coming off its worst performance of the season, a 24-point loss to Zvezda, and must re-ignite an attack that has scored only 60 and 68 points in the last two games.

Over 161.5 at 1.90

Maccabi – Alba Berlin

Maccabi (10-9), with the competition’s joint-best home record (8-1), will aim to extend that – and also stay in the playoffs – with a visit from ALBA (6-13), which saw its three-game winning streak ended last week with a tough loss to Real Madrid. Both teams will attempt to dominate the boards: Maccabi leads the league in offensive rebounding with 12.5 per game, while ALBA, which has won only one of its previous eight games in Tel Aviv, is third with 11.7.

Maccabi Over 88.5 at 2.10

Baskonia – Barcelona

In a Spanish derby with everything on the line, Baskonia (11-8) will try to halt a two-game losing streak against Barcelona (12-7), who has a point to prove after last week’s home setback to Efes. Baskonia, which has won six straight at home, will be hoping to have long-range shooting specialist Markus Howard return from injury, while Barcelona will be hoping to see point guard Tomas Satoransky return to give more order to an offence that has been uneven in recent weeks.

2 at 1.75

Virtus Bologna – Panathinaikos

After snapping a six-game losing streak with a spirited win against Maccabi last week, Panathinaikos (7-12) looks to continue its upward trajectory with a trip to Virtus (8-11). Virtus, who lost both games at home during the double-round week, will look to improve its defence after conceding 87 and 85 points respectively. Panathinaikos will be hoping that Paris Lee continues to shine in the backcourt after scoring 21 points in their last game.

2 (+5.5) at 1.90

Valencia – Partizan

Valencia (9-10) hosts Partizan (9-10) in a clash of direct rivals just outside the playoffs. Valencia has overcome many injury absences to win three of its last four home games, but its patched-up team will need to produce a good defensive performance to contain one of the league’s most dangerous attackers. Partizan is seventh in two-point shooting accuracy (56.2%) and fourth in three-point shooting accuracy (37.8%), and has scored at least 83 points in each of the last four games.

1 at 1.86

(All prices correct at 18/01/2023, 20:00 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

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