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Euroleague basketball predictions included under each mini game preview.

The final two-round week of the season tips off on Tuesday with reigning champ Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul hosting playoffs hopeful Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, with that night’s action also featuring Real Madrid facing a tough Spanish derby trip to Valencia Basket. On Wednesday, there’s a tantalizing rematch of last season’s semifinal – and several more big battles in recent years – as CSKA Moscow rolls out the welcome mat for Olympiacos Piraeus.

Friday’s matches

CSKA Moscow vs Olympiacos

League-leading CSKA (21-5) can ensure it owns first place at the end of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season by defeating an Olympiacos (18-8) team desperate to bounce back from a comprehensive home loss to Barcelona last week. The in-form Russian giant has won eight consecutive games at home and exceeded the 90-point mark in six of those contests. But Olympiacos won at Real Madrid and Panathinaikos in its last two road games and will be keen to claim another big-name scalp in a battle of giants which could well end up being repeated again at the Final Four.

Tip: 1 (-9.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Anadolu Efes vs Khimki Moscow

Last-placed Efes (6-20) could see itself condemned to finish the season in last place if it loses to visiting Khimki (15-11), which is eager to tie up a playoff spot as soon as possible. Khimki will advance if its wins and Fenerbahce defeats Maccabi a day earlier. Efes has tasted defeat in its last five games, going down by at least 9 points on each occasion. Khimki is best known for the relentless scoring exploits of Alexey Shved (22.0 points per game), but has also claimed the second-highest number of steals in the competition – 7.3 per game. Efes has allowed its opponents to convert a higher percentage of three-pointers than any other team (42.2%), so Shved will look to profit from downtown again.

Tip: Under 164.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Baskonia vs Bamberg

After finally breaking into the top half of the standings last week, Baskonia (13-13) will now attempt to hold onto that position by overcoming a Brose (10-16) team that has lost 10 in a row on its travels. Another Brose loss would see its slim playoff chances come to an end. The same would be true if Maccabi wins on Tuesday. Baskonia is the joint third-highest scoring team in the league, averaging 82.2 points per game, and has been particularly effective from long distance with an average of 9.8 triples per game. Brose, in contrast, ranks dead last in two-point conversion, making just 49.2% of its shots from inside the arc. Baskonia has won its last three home games by 19, 10 and 20 points.

Tip: 1 (-9.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Malaga vs Barcelona

The second all-Spanish affair of the week comes between a pair of teams aiming for a strong finish to the season as Unicaja (10-16) looks to stay ahead of Barcelona (9-17). The visitors can secure a third consecutive win for the first time all season; Barcelona is arguably the competition’s hottest team after winning its last two games by 34 and 27 points. And although that’s too late for playoff qualification, Barcelona will look to avenge a Round 13 home loss against an Unicaja team that has lost three in a row, surrendering an average of 90.3 points in the process. Another Unicaja defeat would formally end its playoff chances.

Tip: 2 at 2.20 with bet365

Let’s summarize our Euroleague tips today and for the current match day.

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

Fenerbahce vs Maccabi Tel Aviv

A big battle with plenty of meaning sees reigning champion Fenerbahce (18-8) renew its push for home-court advantage in the playoffs against visiting Maccabi (13-13), which is just hoping to be in the playoffs at all. Fenerbahce could clinch a top-four spot with a win and a combination of losses by the teams behind it in the standings. Maccabi has the edge on offense with 82.2 points per game compared to Fenerbahce’s 80.4 ppg, but the home team has a far better defensive record and Maccabi has struggled for form in recent weeks, winning just two of its last six games. Maccabi has a much better rebounding record – 37.1 per game against 32.2 – so can look to control the boards and proceed from there.

Tip: Over 161 at 1.90 with bet365

Zalgiris vs Olimpia Milan

After losing back-to-back games, Zalgiris (15-11) will look to take a big step towards playoff qualification by overcoming a dangerous Milan team (9-17), which has won three of its last five road games. In fact, Zalgiris will clinch a playoff berth this round if it wins and both Maccabi and Baskonia lose their respective games. The long-range shooting battle between guards Kevin Pangos (2.3 three-pointers per game) and Andrew Goudelock (1.8 triples per game) could be vital, and it should be a high-scoring teams between a pair of teams that both average more than 80 points scored and conceded per game. Milan will look to Arturas Gudaitis, who has blocked 8 shots over his last three games, to protect the rim against his former team.

Tip: 1 (-8.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Panathinaikos vs Crvena Zvezda

Fresh from a morale-boosting comeback road win, Panathinaikos (15-11) will look to formalize its playoff aspirations and while ending Zvezda’s (11-15) faint playoffs dreams. The Greens will clinch a playoff berth with a win if Fenerbahce defeats Maccabi earlier on Tuesday. Zvezda will be formally eliminated from playoff contention with a loss. Zvezda has reached triple figures in scoring in two of its last three home games, but has failed to produce similar offensive sparks on the road, scoring just 54 and 62 points in its last two away outings. Former Panathinaikos man James Feldeine will look to improve that statistic after taking MVP honors in the previous round, but the Greek champs have every incentive to restart another home winning run after losing to Olympiacos in their last home game.

Tip: Over 160.5 at 1.92 with novibet

Valencia Basket vs Real Madrid

A Spanish derby will see Madrid (16-10) try to punch its playoff ticket by overcoming host Valencia (9-17), which has lost three of its last four games. Los Blancos will advance Tuesday if Fenerbahce defeats Maccabi earlier in the day. Madrid has won three of its last four games through offensive production, averaging 91 points per game during that period to maintain its status as the second-highest scoring team in the competition. Meanwhile, Valencia has suffered defensively over the last few weeks, allowing at least 80 points in nine of its last 11 games. So it’s no secret that the home team needs to improve in that respect to have any chance of success.

Tip: 2 (-6.0) 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

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

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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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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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