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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 3 – A hard turn for many



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The first two-round week of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season arrives in Round 3. The games are split into four games on Tuesday and four more on Wednesday. All the teams will have quick turnarounds with Round 4 games on Thursday and Friday. The Round 3 opener will see Khimki Moscow Region’s Charles Jenkins welcome old friends when Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade visits. Wednesday starts with a repeat of the 2007 and 2009 championship games between CSKA Moscow and Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens followed by the first derby of the season with Fenerbahce Dogus and Anadolu Efes clashing in Istanbul.

Friday’s matches

CSKA Moscow vs. Panathinaikos

One of basketball’s great international rivalries renews itself in this matchup between CSKA Moscow (1-1) and Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (1-1). CSKA leads the league in rebounding (41.0 rpg.) and offensive rebounds (16.5 orpg.) in part thanks to league co-leader in rebounding Will Clyburn (15.o ppg., 10.5 ppg., 2.5 spg.). The Russian champs will look to former MVPs Nando De Colo (14.0 ppg.) and Sergio Rodriguez to take control at home. The Greens can ill-afford to give away points from the free throw line like in recent week; Panathinaikos is bottom of the league in free throw accuracy (60.9%). Playmaker Nick Calathes (18.5 ppg.) will have a staunch challenge, but is in great form after tying his career high in scoring last week. Chris Singleton (11.0 ppg., 7.5 rpg.) will be asked to battle a deep CSKA frontline.

Tip: 2 (+9.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Fenerbahce vs. Anadolu Efes

The first derby of the season will take place in Istanbul with Fenerbahce Dogus (1-1) taking on Anadolu Efes Istanbul (0-2). The champs are the most accurate three-point shooting team (43.9%) in the league and tied for the league lead in blocks (4.5 bpg.), which are both key stats for Coach Obradovic’s side. Kostas Sloukas (16.0 ppg.) and Gigi Datome (14.5 ppg.) have been the steady hands for Fenerbahce, which is still working several new faces into the rotation. The good news for Efes is that it has committed the fewest turnovers (8.5 TOpg.) in the league so far. On the other hand, it is the worst three-point shooting team (16.2%), a number that it must improve on immediately. The man expected to change that is league co-leader in scoring Erick McCollum (23.0 ppg.), with Ricky Ledo (17.0 ppg.) also playing a big role.

Tip: 2 (+8.0) at 1.95 with bet365

Baskonia vs. Valencia

A pair of Spanish squad will face off when Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (0-2) hosts Valencia Basket (1-1). Baskonia is the lowest-scoring team (66.0 ppg.) in the league, but with weapons like Rodrigue Beaubois (22.0 ppg.) and Toko Shengelia, there is hope for a big offensive game any time. The opposition is led by red-hot guard Erick Green (23.0 ppg.), who was the Round 2 MVP and is the league co-leader in scoring. Big man Bojan Dubljevic is another key piece for Valencia, which plays at a faster pace than Baskonia and has superior rebounding numbers.

Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Unicaja Malaga vs. Brose Bamberg

Round 3 comes to a close in a matchup of reigning 7DAYS EuroCup champion Unicaja Malaga (1-1) and German champion Brose Bamberg (0-2). Unicaja is the second-worst three-point shooting team (23.7%) in the league and will need more accuracy from the likes of Dragan Milosavljevic (11.0 ppg.) and Ray McCallum (10.0 ppg.) to jumpstart the attack. Bamberg’s most effective players have been center Leon Radosevic (15.5 ppg.) and guard Ricky Hickman (14.5 ppg.). Unicaja is the superior rebounding team with an average of 14.0 offensive rebounds per game, which is something Bamberg must limit to have an advantage as it seeks its first win of the season.

Tip: 2 (+8.5) at 1.90 with bet365


Thursday’s matches

Khimki Moscow vs. Crvena Zvezda

Round 3 opens in Russia, where Khimki Moscow Region (2-0) will look to make the most of its three-game homestand to open the season when it faces Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (1-1). Khimki plays aggressive defense, which has seen it lead the league with 10.0 steals per game, but also commit the most fouls in the league (27.0 per game). The hosts are led by star guard Alexey Shved (17.5 ppg.), while Thomas Robinson (17.5 ppg., 8.0 rpg.) 2.0 bpg.) has been a monster in the paint. Zvezda has done well attacking from the perimeter; the team is second in the league with 9.5 three-pointers made per game. It’s top performers are veteran big man Milko Bjelica (20.5 ppg.) and former EuroLeague Top Scorer Taylor Rochestie (16.0 ppg., 7.0 apg.).

Tip: 2 (+10.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Olympiacos

The teams that have allowed the fewest points through the first two games of the season will clash when Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (2-0) hosts Olympiacos Piraeus (2-0). Each team has held its opponents to just 69.5 points on average while starting the season 2-0. This game is Round 3’s lone matchup between undefeated teams. Maccabi is tied for the league lead in blocks (4.5 bpg.) with center Art Parakhouski (2.5 bpg.) leading all players. The offense is fueled by the guard duo of Round 1 MVP Pierre Jackson (16.0 ppg.) and Norris Cole (15.0 ppg.). The Reds have started the season well despite missing star guard Vassilis Spanoulis. Georgios Printezis (13.0 ppg.) and center Niloka Milutinov are two players Olympiacos will look to as difference makers in Tel Aviv.

Tip: 1 at 3.50 with bet365

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

FC Barcelona Lassa (1-1) will have its top-ranked offense (90. ppg.) on display when it faces Zalgiris Kaunas (1-1). Ranked second in the league in rebounding (40.5 rpg.), Barcelona has done well in transition thanks to point guard Thomas Heurtel (12.0 ppg.), whose 10.0 assists per game are most in the league. Kevin Seraphin (20.0 ppg.) has been the team’s main reference inside. Zalgiris has committed the most turnovers (17.0 TOpg.) in the league thus far and must cut that number to have a good chance in Barcelona. The one player it knows it can rely on is veteran big man Paulius Jankunas (19.5 ppg.), who leads the league in performance index rating (32.0). Aaron White and Kevin Pangos will also need to contribute for the squad led by Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, a former Barcelona guard, to be at their best.

Tip: 2 at 2.10 with bet365

Real Madrid vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Real Madrid (2-0) has won its last eight games against AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan (0-2) and will look to extend that run on Tuesday. Madrid leads the league in three-pointers made (10.0 per game) this season with teenage sensation Luka Doncic (20.5 ppg.) serving as the focal point of the offense. Madrid also relies on Rudy Fernandez, who leads the league in steals (3.0 spg.), and the league co-leader in rebounding Gustavo Ayon (10.5 rpg), who will need to carry some extra weight in the paint following injuries to Anthony Randolph and Ognjen Kuzmic. Milan, which is the second most accurate three-point shooting team (39.1%), has played much better than its record shows so far, but been unfortunate to open the season with three games against Final Four teams from last season. Swingman Vladimir Micov (15.5 ppg.) and sixth man Dairis Bertans (15.0 ppg.) lead a deep Milan squad with six players averaging double figures in points.

Tip: Over 166.5 at 1.90 with bet365


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Champions League Tips Today – Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups



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Welcome to the knock out stage of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23. Sixteen teams had the joy to qualify last November from a condensed version of the biggest club competition and here they will fight it out for a place in the quarter-finals.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information provided by UEFA, so check out our Champions League tips today.

Before you make your selections, you’d better read the injuries and suspensions for the Champions League. We have used several sources to come up with these lists.

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Bayern – PSG

Bayern: Sommer; Stanisić, Upamecano, De Ligt; Coman, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davies; Müller, Musiala; Choupo-Moting

Suspended: Pavard
Injured: Neuer, L.Hernandez
Misses next match if booked: Kimmich, Mazraoui

Paris: Donnarumma; Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo; Hakimi, Ruiz, Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes; Messi, Mbappé

Injured: Neymar, Kimpempe, Renato Sanches
Misses next match if booked: Neymar, Ramos, Verratti

2 at 3.80

Tottenham – Milan

Tottenham: Forster; Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Emerson, Skipp, Højbjerg, Perišić; Kulusevski, Kane, Son

Suspended: Dier
Injured: Lloris, Sessegnon, Bentancur, Bissouma
Misses next match if booked: Bentancur, Lenglet, Romero

Milan: Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori; Saelemaekers, Tonali, Krunić, Hernández; Brahim Díaz, Giroud, Rafael Leão

Injured: Brahim Diaz, Gabbia
Misses next match if booked: Ballo, Krunić, Tomori, Tonali

2-3 goals at 2.00

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Wednesday matches



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The Euroleague continues with a double-round week and the battle for the playoffs is taking one of its final turns. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up.

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Maccabi – Fenerbahce

The excellent home record of Maccabi (13-13) will be put to the test when high-flying Fenerbahce (16-9) pays a visit, hoping to maintain its top-four position with a fourth straight victory. The return to fitness of Nemanja Bjelica, who finally played his first game of the season in last week’s rout of Virtus, has boosted the Turkish team. Tyler Dorsey, another new face at Fenerbahce, could make his debut in familiar surroundings after debuting in the competition with two strong seasons at Maccabi between 2019 and 2021.

2 at 1.90

Crvena Zvezda – Anadolu Efes

Efes (13-12) is looking to extend its lead in the table with a third straight road win and inflict more pain on host Zvezda (11-15), which is in a slump after losing six of its last seven games. Facundo Campazzo will make his home EuroLeague debut for Zvezda, and his ability to overcome Elijah Bryant’s strong defensive game will be crucial. In the absence of injured superstar Vasilije Micic, the Efes guard has stepped up big time, averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in the last three games.

Under 159.5 at 1.90

Monaco – Panathinaikos

Monaco (16-10) will look to keep the pressure on the current top four by defeating Panathinaikos (8-18), which is looking to snap a five-game losing streak. A key matchup will take place between two potent shooters facing off against their former teams: Mike James, who played for Panathinaikos from 2016 to 2018, leads Monaco with 17.0 points per game, while Dwayne Bacon, who spent last season with Monaco, leads the Greens with 17.7 points.

2 (+10.5) at 1.90

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Tuesday matches



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The Euroleague continues with a double-round week and the battle for the playoffs is taking one of its final turns. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up.

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Alba Berlin – Zalgiris

With a trip to Berlin to play bottom-placed ALBA, struggling Zalgiris (13-13) will seek to improve its poor away form (7-19). The Lithuanian team has dropped out of the top eight after losing four consecutive road games, and it desperately needs to increase its offensive output after failing to reach 80 points in any of the previous eight games. ALBA should be an ideal opponent in that quest: the German team has allowed the most points, 85.3 per game, and was defeated 88-81 in November when the teams played in Kaunas.

Over 161.5 at 1.90

Olympiacos – Barcelona

As Olympiacos (18-8) welcomes Barcelona, a big battle between second and third could easily serve as a prelude to a Final Four meeting (18-8). Olympiacos is looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Milan last week, while Barcelona is on a five-game winning streak and has the added incentive of regaining the head-to-head edge after losing 70-80 at home to the Reds earlier this season. The game’s rhythm will be important: Olympiacos has the most assists in the league, 22.0 per game, while Barcelona’s defence permits only 13.4 assists per game.

2 (+3.5) at 1.90

Valencia – Milano

Milan’s (10-15) late surge up the standings will be put to the test with a journey to playoff-chasing Valencia (13-13), which is desperate to avenge a thrashing at Baskonia last week. Milan’s four-game winning stretch – all at home – was highlighted by a strong run of form from Billy Baron, who averaged 13.3 points and 3.5 assists during that time. After permitting at least 91 points in three of the last four games, three of which ended in defeat, it’s no surprise that Valencia will prioritise defence.

Over 158.5 at 1.90

Virtus Bologna – Partizan

Virtus (12-14) will seek to get back on track against a Partizan (14-12) team that is aiming not only for the playoffs but also for a spot in the top four. Partizan’s potent offence, which averages 84.8 points per game, is salivating at the thought of facing Virtus, which allowed 104 points to Fenerbahce last week. Virtus, in particular, allowed the Turkish team to hit 20 three-pointers in that game and now faces Aleksa Avramovic, who hit 5 three-pointers in last week’s victory over ALBA, so better perimeter defence is critical for Virtus.

Partizan Over 82.5 at 1.83

Real Madrid – Baskonia

Real (18-7) will seek for their sixth consecutive win by defeating visiting Baskonia (14-12), who could not be more confident of pulling off an upset after blasting 114 points against Valencia last week. Real Madrid is expected to be without Edy Tavares, who limped off the court in the team’s last EuroLeague game on Friday, so Baskonia may attempt to gain physical supremacy after grabbing an incredible 43 rebounds against Valencia. Guerschon Yabusele, on the other hand, is expected to return for Real at an appropriate time given the probable absence of Tavares.

Under 168.5 at 1.90

Bayern – Villeurbanne

Bayern (10-16) will try to keep its slim playoff hopes alive against an ASVEL (8-18) side with little time to climb the standings. The return to fitness of team leader Vladimir Lucic, who appeared for the first time since Round 10 in last week’s win over Zvezda and instantly delivered a big performance with 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field, has been a tremendous boost for Bayern. ASVEL has only lost by one point to Efes and four points to Real in its last two games, so its confidence should be intact for the journey to Bavaria.

Winning margin 7-way: 1-5 points at 2.90

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