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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 5 – Fifth Avenue



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Several big returns take place in Round 5, with a former head coach back on the same bench, a former captain visiting his old home floor, and a former leading scorer back to challenge his ex-teammates. There are also a few ties up and down the standings to be broken as teams jockey for position in a shifting table heading into the thick of the calendar. With five games on Thursday and three on Friday, competitiveness is guaranteed in Round 5.

Friday’s matches

CSKA Moscow vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

Friday tips off with a classic as resurgent CSKA (3-1) hosts scrappy Zalgiris (2-2). The hosts are 17-1 against the visitors this century, including 9-0 at home, but it was in their last meeting in Kaunas that Zalgiris broke the spell. To do so again, Kaunas will rely on the leadership of Paulius Jankunas and the wiles of Kevin Pangos to help control the pace. That’s because CSKA can run away at any moment behind super guards Sergio Rodriguez and Nando De Colo and floor-running forward Will Clyburn. Zalgiris will have to challenge collectively, with forwards Aaron White and Edgaras Ulanovas key to that effort, but Nikita Kurbanov and Cory Higgins, among others, will be ready for CSKA to see that the visitors don’t succeed. The mismatch in the paint between little big man Kyle Hines and sleek Zalgiris center Brandon Davies is another matchup to watch.

Tip: 2 (+14.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Unicaja Malaga

A pitched battle between teams that need to rise into the middle of the standings is on tap on Friday between winless Efes (0-4) and visiting Unicaja (1-3). There’s has been a healthy rivalry, with 16 games since 2000, the majority of them in the former Top 16 phase, and a 9-7 edge for Efes. The hosts need to shore up the EuroLeague’s next-to-last defense, while the visitors have the same ranking on offense. Unicaja hopes to see its top scorer, Nemanja Nedovic, return from injury and Efes to see smooth Derrick Brown play his first game this season. Kruno Simon is back on form for the hosts, who get much of their scoring inside from Bryant Dunston and Vladimir Stimac. Unicaja, dead last in three-point shooting accuracy (26.7%), will look for Ray McCallum and Sasu Salin to spark some much-needed scoring from the perimeter.

Tip: 1 (5.0) at 1.90 with bet365

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

Round 4 ends with a classic battle of great importance to Barcelona (1-4), which needs to rebound at home against unbeaten Olympiacos (4-0). Barcelona has a three-game losing streak to snap after having looked ready for anything in the season opener at home. Thomas Huertel has emerged as the top assist-maker in the league, with 7.5 per game, but Barcelona has been unable to translate its fifth-ranked offense (82.3 ppg) into victories. Olympiacos, which has yet to play with team leader Vassilis Spanoulis, has not missed a beat thanks to the league’s second-best defense (67.8 oppg.) and the great inside play of Georgios Printezis and Nikola Milutinov. They will have to deal with Barcelona’s top scorer, Kevin Seraphin, and defensive ace Adam Hanga, but Olympiacos is almost sure to play its patented physical game on the road. It’s up to Barcelona to match that and hold serve on its own court.

Tip: 2 (+2.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Thursday’s matches

Crvena Zvezda vs. Brose Bamberg

Zvezda (2-2) puts its perfect home record on the line on Thursday against streaking Bamberg (2-2) as these two teams break their share of a six-way tie in the middle of the standings on Thursday. It will be a homecoming for former Zvezda captain Luka Mitrovic, but even with instant-impact newcomer Dorell Wright in the frontcourt with him, Bamberg will have its hands full against with Milko Bjelica and Taylor Rochestie, ranked fourth and fifth in performance index rating, not to mention a Belgrade crowd that might be the best sixth man on the planet.

Tip: 2 (+5,0) at 1.90 with bet365

Fenerbahce vs. Valencia

The champs from Fenerbahce (2-2) return home on Thursday to receive red-hot Valencia Basket (3-1), winners of their last three games, including two in blowout fashion. It’s their first meeting since 2011, and Valencia owns a 1-3 record against Fenerbahce before that and brings the EuroLeague’s best defense (65.5 oppg.) to the table. Led by Luigi Datome, Fenerbahce boasts the third-best three-point accuracy of all teams. Erick Green has been unstoppable for Valencia, and his battle with Brad Wanamaker and Kostas Sloukas should be fascinating.

Tip: Over 151.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Panathinaikos

Baskonia (0-4) looks for a restart under a new head coach on Thursday, while Panathinaikos (2-2) tries to turn around its early problem with blowout losses on the road. Pedro Martinez returns to Baskonia’s bench, replacing Pablo Prigioni, more than a decade after he made his EuroLeague debut there. His first tasks are to revive the league’s worst offense (66.8 ppg.) and to restore the team’s home-court swagger. Panathinaikos comes off a big, last-second win over Fenerbahce in which Nikos Pappas was the hero, while Nick Calathes is leading the team in scoring, assists, steals and two-point accuracy.

Tip: Under 152.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. AX Olimpia Milan

Two historic clubs face off with a valuable victory between them as Maccabi (2-2) hosts Milan (1-3) on Thursday. If healthy, Milan shooter Andrew Goudelock will return to the floor where he led Maccabi in scoring last season. He will find some deadly scorers in his place, like Pierre Jackson and Norris Cole, who will need defending, too. Milan brings the EuroLeague’s third-best offense and best at three-point shooting, led by Dairis Bertans, Vladimir Micov and Amath M’Baye, all of whom connect from deep at a higher rate than any Maccabi player. Just as interesting will be the big-man battle between shot-blockers Artsiom Parakhouski and Alex Tyus for the hosts against Arturas Gudaitis and Kaleb Tarczewski for Milan.

Tip: 2 at 2.85 with bet365

Real Madrid vs. Khimki Moscow

Thursday ends with Real Madrid putting its unbeaten record on the line against high-powered visitors Khimki Moscow Region (3-1). All eyes will be on the battle at guard between wunderkind Luka Doncic for the hosts and do-it-all veteran Alexey Shved for the visitors. They rank first and third, respectively, among EuroLeague scorers. Closer to the basket, Gustavo Ayon is having a bang-up start, leading Madrid in rebounds, assists and blocks, while Thomas Robinson has emerged for Khimki as a force to be reckoned with. Madrid has won every game this season by double digits, so Khimki will likely need defenders like Charles Jenkins and rebounders like Malcolm Thomas at their best to challenge in the Spanish capital.

Tip: Under 171.5 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.

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

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



Euroleague Basketball Predictions

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.

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

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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