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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 23 – Wednesday

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Zenit – Fenerbahce

Two teams in strong recent form will meet in Russia on Wednesday when Zenit hosts Fenerbahce. Zenit has won three of its last five games, but comes off an 18-point beatdown at FC Barcelona in which it lost two more key players to injury, Alex Renfroe and Colton Iverson. Fenerbahce has climbed to the fringe of the playoff zone by winning five of its last six games, including three in a row on the road.

Anton Pushkoc played a season-high 17 minutes last week and with Colton Iverson sidelined, Zenit will need the likes of Pushkov and Tim Abromaitis to step up play big minutes on the frontline behind Gustavo Ayon and alongside Wil Thomas. Fenerbahce boasts a very dangerous frontcourt, led by reigning EuroLeague MVP Jan Vesely. Moreover, Zenit leads the league in offensive rebounds (12.5 orpg.) and Fenerbahce is last (8.2). Zenit must find ways to maintain that advantage even without one of its best rebounders.

Zenit is a team that is strong in the hustle stats; it leads the league in offensive rebounding (12.5 orpg.) and is second in steals (7.3 spg.). And Fenerbahce is last in rebounding (29.7 rpg.) and has committed the fourth-most turnovers this season (13.6). So shoring up the rebounds and taking care of the ball are musts for Coach Obradovic’s charges. Another big difference between the sides is three-point accuracy; Zenit is second-worst (33.2%) and Fenerbahce second-best (41.0%). Upholding those numbers would put Fenerbahce in a promising position.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 152.5 at 1.86 with bet365
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Crvena Zvezda – Panathinaikos

After a four-game winning streak, Zvezda lost its last four contests and is looking to change its dynamics with a victory. Panathinaikos saw a three-game winning streak come to an end in Valencia last week. Kevin Punter (14.5 ppg.), Lorenzo Brown (13.7 ppg., 5 apg.) and Vladimir Stimac (12.5 ppg., 5.9 rpg.) are leading Zvezda right now. Jimmer Fredette (14.4 ppg.) is Panathinaikos’s top scorer this season, followed by DeShaun Thomas (14.1 ppg.) and Nick Calathes (13.8 ppg.).

Zvezda has not been outrebounded on its current four-game winning streak, but lost the battle for rebounds in each of its last four losses. Therefore, rebounding the ball at both ends will be critical for the Serbian powerhouse, which relies on Vladimir Stimac, Ognjen Kuzmic and Borisa Simanic to do so. On offense, Lorenzo Brown, Kevin Punter and Billy Baron can make the difference with their outside shooting, outgunning Jimmer Fredette and Tyrese Rice.

Panathinaikos is the top-scoring team in the competition (89.4 ppg.), playing at a very high rhythm, taking over 66 field goal attempts per game and leading the EuroLeague in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.74 per game). Nick Calathes (9.6 apg.) dishes more than half of the team’s assists (18.5 apg.), so making sure the ball is in his hands at the start of each offense is mandatory, as he makes the team’s engine run. Dominating the boards will also be critical against an aggressive, physical team like Zvezda.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-3.0) at 1.95 with bet365
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Maccabi – Khimki

Two teams looking to turn their momentum around will meet on Wednesday when Maccabi hosts Khimki. The Israeli champs have lost their last two games, including their first home loss of the season at the hands of Real Madrid. Khimki has lost six of its last seven games and has been slipping in the standings. Khimki is 2-9 on the road this season.

The potential absence of Scottie Wilbekin may affect Maccabi on offense, but Coach Ioannis Sfairopouos’s team has proven to be as tough as they come on defense and that shouldn’t change. The team leads the league in steals (81 spg.) and fouls committed (23.1) and is second in rebounding (36.1 rpg.). Its 77.0 points allowed per game is best in the league. The key will be for Maccabi to play as tough as usual on defense even against Khimki’s third-ranked offense (85.8 ppg.) while getting Elijah Bryant, Tyler Dorsey or Aaron Jackson to pick up the extra offensive production.

Khimki found one way to beat Maccabi last time by spreading the floor and knocking down 14 three-pointers with five different guys making multiple threes. Forcing Maccabi’s forward to guard the perimeter helped Khimki to grab 13 offensive rebounds. A good shooting night from behind the arc combined with a strong effort on the glass would be a good recipe for winning in Tel Aviv. Maccabi was outrebounded in each of its last two losses.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+7.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Valencia – Barcelona

Both teams are in the playoff zone right now. Valencia has won seven of its last eight home games and downed Panathinaikos at La Fonteta last week. Barcelona is currently on a three-game winning streak and looking for its eighth road win this season. Bojan Dubljevic (14.4 ppg.), Alberto Abalde (7.5 ppg.) and Quino Colom (7.2 ppg., 4.1 apg.) are leading Valencia right now. Nikola Mirotic (18.5 ppg.) is Barcelona’s top scorer, followed by Brandon Davies (9.9 ppg.) and Malcolm Delaney (9.8 ppg.).

Valencia allows opponents to make a league-high 56.0% of its two-point shots at home, so protecting the paint will be mandatory against Barcelona, a team with effective big men such as Brandon Davies, Nikola Mirotic and Ante Tomic. Jordan Loyd and Sam Van Rossom are sidelined, so players like Quino Colom, Guillem Vives, Alberto Abalde and Vanja Marinkovic will need to make the most out of their playing time. If Valencia rebounds well at both ends and gets Bojan Dubljevic involved down low, it will be hard to beat it at La Fonteta.

Barcelona has some of the best defensive numbers in the competition when playing on the road, allowing just 76.7 points and forcing opponents into poor shooting percentages (51.7% 2FG, 37.1% 3FG). No other team forces more turnovers on average (14.5 per game) when playing on the road. That kind of hustle and defensive effort will be mandatory against a team with a strong home-court advantage such as Valencia. If the game goes down to the wire, Nikola Mirotic and Kyle Kuric must make the difference down the stretch.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+4.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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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 heating up. 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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Fenerbahce – Olympiacos

Tuesday’s action kicks off with third-placed Fenerbahce (13-8) hosting co-leader Olympiacos (14-7). The Round 13 matchup between the teams was a rout, with Olympiacos winning 94-67 thanks to 21 points from Sasha Vezenkov. In that first game, the Greek club blitzed for 31 points in the first quarter, thus Fenerbahce will have to be ready to contend from the outset, especially after a sluggish start in last week’s loss against ASVEL.

1 (-2.5) at 1.90

Milano – Baskonia

Following a dramatic overtime victory over defending champion Efes in which Darius Thompson set a new EuroLeague season high with 16 assists, playoff-chasing Baskonia (12-9) will attempt to keep its offence going with a trip to free-falling Milan (6-15). The Italian squad has slid to the bottom of the standings after losing five consecutive games, and after conceding 101 points to Monaco last week, Ettore Messina’s men will need a significant defensive improvement to limit Baskonia’s dynamic offence.

1 at 1.86

Valencia – Bayern

Valencia (11-10) and Bayern (9-12) meet off on Spain’s east coast, both with four wins in their past five games, as they try to maintain their march towards the playoffs. Valencia will almost certainly give shooter Shannon Evans his debut, although captain Bojan Dubljevic will almost certainly miss out due to injury. Augustine Rubit, the January MVP, will be expected to put up another good performance for Bayern, who has scored at least 13 points in each of the last seven games.

Over 161.5 at 1.90

Partizan – Villeurbanne

ASVEL (8-13) will look to build on their fantastic triumph over Fenerbahce last week when they go to Partizan (10-11), who is also on a high after a thrilling victory in the Belgrade derby. ASVEL’s newly recruited point guard Dee Bost will aim to continue his excellent start with his new club, while the host has its own backcourt ace in Dante Exum, who has double-digit scoring in the last nine games.

1 (6.5) at 1.90

Barcelona – Maccabi

Barcelona (13-8) must reclaim Palau Blaugrana’s status as a fortress after losing three of its past four home games, and it is also determined to avenge last week’s El Clásico overtime setback. Despite only two road wins this season, visiting Maccabi (11-10) is clinging to a spot in the top eight, but a victory by 8 points or more on Tuesday would be extremely significant in securing the head-to-head edge between the teams.

Over 160.5 at 2.60

Virtus Bologna – Crvena Zvezda

In Tuesday’s final game, two direct rivals just outside the playoffs meet as Virtus (9-12) hosts Zvezda (10-11). Virtus must improve his ball-handling skills after averaging a league-high 14.4 turnovers per game. It will be critical to maximise possessions against a Zvezda club that specialises on defence, allowing an average of 77.6 points per game. Zvezda won the first meeting between the teams in December and may be able to claim crucial head-to-head advantage this week.

Winning margin 3-way: Any Other Result (1-5 points) at 2.65

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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 21 and the teams know exactly what they need to get into the play off spots. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

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Crvena Zvezda – Partizan

The EuroLeague’s devotion will be on full show at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall as Zvezda (10-10) and Partizan (9-11) battle in a key Belgrade derby. Zvezda won the December match thanks to a dramatic game-winning goal from Nemanja Nedovic. Both teams have been inconsistent recently, but none of that will matter when they meet in a battle when anything can happen and maximum intensity is certain. Another victory for Zvezda would secure a potentially lucrative tie-break advantage and effectively give them a three-game lead over their local rivals.

3-way Winning Margin – Other Result (1-5 points) at 2.60

Olympiacos – Maccabi

After downing Real Madrid in perhaps its best performance of the season last week, Olympiacos (13-7) will attempt to maintain its lead by defeating a Maccabi (11-9) squad that needs a rare away victory to stay in the playoffs. With a 59.0% conversion percentage, the Reds are the most accurate two-point shooting club in the competition, but they may struggle to get to the basket against a Maccabi side that ranks second in blocked shots at 3.7 per game.

1 (-7.5) at 1.87

Baskonia – Anadolu Efes

Baskonia (11-9) will look to snap a four-game losing streak against reigning champion Efes (10-10), who is still reeling from last week’s home setback to Bayern. Long-range shooting accuracy will be critical: Baskonia leads the league with 10.8 three-point attempts per game, barely ahead of Efes’ 10.6. The shootout between Markus Howard and former Baskonia star Shane Larkin, in particular, might prove decisive.

Over 165.5 at 1.95

Bayern – Virtus Bologna

There is still a lot of work to be done if Bayern (8-12) or Virtus (9-11) wish to make the playoffs, but both got off to a promising start with tough wins last week. One of them will get more impetus if he or she wins this week’s final tipoff in Munich. The sides’ first EuroLeague meeting, in Round 2, was a hard-fought 66-63 victory for Virtus, but this might be a more offensive fight with Milos Teodosic in excellent form for the visitors and veteran big man Othello Hunter unexpectedly becoming a three-point marksman for Bayern.

2 at 2.25

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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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