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CSKA Moscow – Crvena Zvezda

CSKA Moscow will look to formally clinch a spot in the EuroLeague Playoffs this week, but it will need more than just defeating Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. CSKA (19-10) must win and have results in other games later Thursday or possibly Friday go its way. Last week CSKA bounced back from back-to-back losses with a convincing showing to beat Real Madrid on the road. Zvezda (9-21) has been formally eliminated from playoff contention, but now back at nearly full strength has been in good form with wins in each of its last two games.

Will Clyburn is CSKA’s No. 2 scorer this season with 13.6 points per game, however, his points may be among the most important on the team. When Clyburn has scored in double figures this season, the team is 14-3. Clyburn will have an advantage in either size or athleticism against most of the players Zvezda lines up against him and if he gets going, it’s good news for CSKA.

  • Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

To increase its chances of winning in Moscow, Zvezda must play with a larger presence in the paint. To date, its 49.6% shooting on two-pointers is last in the league. Even though CSKA has a strong interior defensive presence, balancing the attack by getting points from Duop Reach and Ognjen Kuzmic inside would help Loyd and Corey Walden create on the perimeter to the benefit of the whole team.

  • Quino Colom has missed the last seven games.
  • Dejan Davidovac did not play in Round 30.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 160.5 at 1.90 with bet365
( Euroleague predictions with correct price at 25/03/2021, 10:15 CET. Odds subject to change )

Efes – Panathinaikos

Anadolu Efes Istanbul will look to bounce back after having its eight-game winning streak snapped last week when it hosts Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Efes (19-11) is on the cusp of a playoff berth and it could come this week if it wins and both Valencia Basket and TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz lose their games. Panathinaikos (10-18) has been formally eliminated from playoff contention, though at full strength the Greens are a force to be reckoned with and the club pride will push the players to fight at all costs.

Efes’s offensive weapons are such that it leads the league in performance index rating (97.0) and is second in scoring (82.6 ppg.) while committing the second-fewest turnovers (11.3). Panathinaikos has allowed the third-most points in the league (81.5 ppg.). As long as Efes can push the pace and share the ball among the likes of Shane Larkin, Micic, Rodrigue Beaubois and Kruno Simon without turning it over often, the numbers paint a good picture for the hosts.

Panathinaikos is second in the league in rebounds (34.8 rpg.) and offensive rebounds (11.6 orpg.) and must maximize those strengths against an Efes side that is an average outrebounded by 1.7 per game. Efes also leads the league in assist to turnover ratio (1.62), which is something the Greens must move in their favor to improve their chances.

  • Nemanja Nedovic has missed the last six games.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 163.5 at 1.90 with bet365
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Zalgiris – Maccabi

The Lithuanian champs meet the Israeli champs in a showdown of traditional powers. Zalgiris (15-15) has slumped recently to lose three games in a row and fall out of the playoff zone. Maccabi (11-17) has lost back-to-back games and six of its last seven. Its last road win came in Round 18 in Berlin in early January.

Zalgiris is one of the best shooting teams in the league and ranks third in true-shooting percentage (50.9%). Moving the ball and getting good shots may be the key against an aggressive Maccabi defense, which has been vulnerable in its losses.

  • Zalgiris swingman Patricio Garino remains out of action after a knee operation.
  • Arturas Milaknis has missed the five games.

Maccabi has among the worst assist-to-turnover ratios (1.18) in the league and is also third-worst in true-shooting percentage (46.8%). Coach Sfairopoulos’s men would be best off raising both numbers to be able to claim a road win and a sweep of Zalgiris for the season.

  • Yovel Zoosman will be out until late March with a knee injury.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+3.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Villeurbanne – Real Madrid

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (12-17) is on a three-game losing streak and hopes to snap it at the Astroballe. Norris Cole (13.7 ppg.) has been its top scorer until now, followed by David Lighty (11.9 ppg.) and Guerschon Yabusele (10.3 ppg.). Real Madrid (17-13) is deep into the closest playoff race in competition history and needs to keep adding victories, led by Edy Tavares (11.7 ppg., 8.3 rpg., 1.8 bpg.), Jaycee Carroll (10.0 ppg.) and Trey Thompkins (9.9 ppg., 4.5 rpg.).

ASVEL is getting 22.2 defensive rebounds and allowing 9.6 offensive boards on average. It needs a better effort from everyone to box out and get going in transition. ASVEL ranks third in turnovers at 14.6 per game and needs to reduce that number to be more competitive. On defense, Cole should put pressure on Nicolas Laprovittola, preventing him from running his team’s offense. Ismael Bako and Fall must play aggressively against Tavares, too.

  • Derrick Walton has been sidelined for several weeks with a hip injury.

Real leads the EuroLeague in defensive rebounds per game (24.8 drpg.) and holds opponents to just 51.2% on their two-point shots. ASVEL has a physical frontline, so Real needs Tavares, Alex Tyus and Usman Garuba to play with high intensity, especially against Yabusele and Fall. With Llull sidelined and Carlos Alocen not 100%, Laprovittola should see extended playing time at point guard and his matchup against Cole should be one of the biggest keys to this game.

  • Anthony Randolph is out with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
  • Rudy Fernandez has not played in the last six rounds due to back issues.
  • Sergio Llull is sidelined after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-5.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Valencia – Bayern

It is a critical game for both teams in the playoff race. Valencia Basket (16-14) is in the thick of it and controls its own destiny as long as it keeps winning. Klemen Prepelic (11.7 ppg.), Nikola Kalinic (10.1 ppg., 3.2 apg.) and Mike Tobey (9.3 ppg., 4.8 rpg.) are leading the team right now. FC Bayern Munich (19-11) could qualify for the playoffs with a win, depending on other results. Vladimir Lucic (13.7 ppg.), Jalen Reynolds (14.4 ppg., 6.2 rpg.) and Wade Baldwin IV (15.2 ppg., 3.9 apg.) have been its main pillars.

Injuries are the main concern as Sam Van Rossom, Bojan Dubljevic and Martin Hermannsson are questionable due to respective injuries. If all of those players remain sidelined, Coach Jaume Ponsarnau will be forced to use a different lineup, with Louis Labeyrie and Tobey splitting minutes at center and Guillem Vives seeing most of the playing time against Baldwin at point guard. Stopping Reynolds down low should be really important for Valencia, as well as powering the offensive glass to prevent Bayern from running the floor.

Valencia leads the EuroLeague in two-point shooting percentage (58.5%) and Bayern ranks 17th (50.8%) despite taking more shots inside the arc (42.2) than any other team in the competition. Bayern must try to keep playing at a very high rhythm, but improve its shot selection and effectiveness at the same time. On offense, Lucic and Zipser are very versatile players who can either attack the basket or pull the trigger from downtown. Getting them involved may be one of the critical keys to this game.

  • Nihad Dedovic has missed the team’s last six games.
  • Robin Amaize has missed the last 13 games.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-3.5) 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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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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