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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 25 – Giants clash

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Round 25 features a high-powered showdown that could be crucial in determining home-court advantage in the playoffs when Real Madrid hosts Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. Another matchup with potential post-season ramifications sees reigning champ Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul travel to face Zalgiris Kaunas. And there’s a Spanish derby as Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz attempts to boost its playoffs hopes with a testing road trip to Valencia Basket.

Friday’s matches

CSKA Moscow vs. Unicaja Malaga

With a playoff berth already wrapped up, CSKA Moscow (19-5) is now aiming to achieve its next objective by gaining a win which could secure home-court advantage in the next stage. Standing in the way is a Unicaja team (10-14) that is two wins outside the playoff zone and will hope to recover leading scorer and assister Nemanja Nedovic (15.7 ppg., 4.6 apg.), who missed last week’s loss in Belgrade through injury. There will also be a key role for former CSKA big man James Augustine, who will face a tough task in supplying his usual share of rebounds (6.8 rpg.) as he goes up against old teammate Kyle Hines and the athletic Will Clyburn (6.1 rpg.).

Tip: 2 (+12.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Zalgiris vs. Fenerbahce

Fresh from an impressive home victory over Barcelona last week, fourth-placed Zalgiris (15-9) will now look to hold onto that position by claiming its second win of the season against Fenerbahce (17-7), which is just one win away from confirming a place in the playoffs. These are the second- and third-best three-point shooting teams in the competition, with Zalgiris converting 41.5% of long-range strikes and Fenerbahce slightly better at 41.6%. Arturas Milaknis and Kevin Pangos both average more than two triples per game, and James Nunnally is on a record-setting pace for the visitors (59% of three-pointers made), so expect plenty of long-range bombs at a hyped-up Zalgirio Arena.

Tip: 3-way margin: Any other result (1-5p. difference) at 2.65 with bet365

Olympiacos vs. Bamberg

Last week’s Athens derby win was not only a big morale booster for Olympiacos (17-7), but also secured it a place in the playoffs. Now Vassilis Spanoulis and co will seek to take a step closer towards home-court advantage by gaining an eighth successive home victory with the visit of Brose Bamberg (9-15). The German champion – led by former Olympiacos man Daniel Hackett – perhaps has little at stake with playoffs aspirations fading fast, but will arrive with a new head coach, Luca Banchi, and would love to continue its surprisingly strong record over Olympiacos after winning five of the previous seven meetings between the teams.

Tip: 2 (+11.5) at 1.96 with novibet

Barcelona vs. Crvena Zvezda

After keeping its post-season hopes alive with a vital home victory over Unicaja last week, Zvezda (10-14) will now seek to snap a run of four road losses with a trip to floundering Barcelona (7-17), which has lost its last five games. Barcelona, which may be without injured Adam Hanga for the remainder of the season, is still a dangerous opponent at home, but is still perhaps finding its feet under recently appointed coach Svetislav Pesic. Zvezda will lean on the scoring skills of Taylor Rochestie, who ranks sixth in the league with an average of 14.2 points per game. If either Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv or Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz win on the road Thursday, a Barcelona loss would formally eliminate the team from playoff contention.

Tip: 1 (-6.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Let’s summarize our Euroleague tips today.

Euroleague Basketball Tips

DateLeagueEventPickTypeOddsBookieBet+/-
20/05/2018EL - F4Real Madrid v Fenerbahce1Pre2.10
(20/04/2018 at 09.20)
novibet30
18/05/2018EL - F4CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid2 (+3.5)Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.15)
bet365100+90
18/05/2018EL - F4Fenerbahce v ZalgirisOver 155.5Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.15)
bet36550-50

Thursday’s matches

Khimki Moscow vs. Olimpia Milan

Playoffs-chasing Khimki (14-10) needs to get back on track against a Milan team (8-16) that has shown it is more than willing to play for pride despite being close to elimination. The hosts have won three straight in Moscow and will look to control the boards through the agile Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Thomas (both averaging 5.4 rebounds per game). But Milan also has a pair of dominant big men in Kaleb Tarczewski (6.0 rpg.) and Arturas Gudaitis (5.9 rpg.), and possesses a pure scorer in the form of Andrew Goudelock (13.2 ppg.) to rival Khimki’s league-leading scorer Alexey Shved (22.0 ppg.).

Tip: 2 (+11.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Anadolu Efes vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv

With its place in the top half of the standings under serious threat, Maccabi (12-12) needs to bounce back from two consecutive losses as it travels to face last-placed Efes (6-18). Maccabi’s fast-paced offense will attempt to create plenty of good looks for leading scorer Pierre Jackson (14.5 ppg.), while new Efes signing Sonny Weems will hope for another solid outing against his former team after scoring 18 points on his debut. Also look out for an excellent quartet of shot blockers: Efes’s Bryant Dunston and Maccabi trio Jonah Bolden, Alex Tyus and Art Parakhouski all average at least 1 block per game. Efes will be formally eliminated from playoff contention if it loses.

Tip: 1 (+3.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Valencia vs. Baskonia

Valencia’s (9-15) qualification hopes may be hanging by a thread, but last week’s impressive win over Brose Bamberg – featuring a club record 15 three-pointers – showed that the Spanish champion is not ready to give up on its season just yet. So it promises to be an intense showdown with Baskonia (11-13), which could finally grab a share of eighth place after months of coming close to the top half. The visiting team’s efforts will be led by last week’s MVP Toko Shengelia, who is one of the league’s top rebounders with 6.7 boards per game and also leads his team in scoring with an average of 14.4 points.

Tip: Over 162.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos

Expect a fierce battle between two heavyweights in a game that will break their tie for fifth place. Both teams have stuttered recently, with Madrid (14-10) losing three of its last four games and Panathinaikos (14-10) only winning two of its last seven. Madrid has Anthony Randolph and Gustavo Ayon healthy again to complement Walter Tavares and Felipe Reyes, and the battle inside the paint between that quartet and the Greens’ big men Chris Singleton, James Gist, Adreian Payne and Ian Vougioukas will be bruising – and potentially decisive.

Tip: 1 (-5.5) at 1.90 with bet365

 



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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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