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Fenerbahce – Zenit

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (13-10 ) is on an eight-game winning streak and wants to keep that outstanding momentum going, led by Jan Vesely (12.9 ppg., 5.3 rpg.), Nando De Colo (13.2 ppg.) and Lorenzo Brown (10.7 ppg.). Zenit St Petersburg (13-8) comes off back-to-back losses for the first time this season and looks to avoid a third one. Kevin Pangos (11.8 ppg., 6.2 apg.), Arturas Gudaitis (10.7 ppg.) and Will Thomas (8.3 ppg., 5.1 rpg.) have been its pillars this season.

  • Guduric suffered an apparent leg injury in domestic action on Sunday.
  • Danilo Barthel has not played since Round 18.

Fenerbahce has averaged 78.0 points this season and raised that number to 93.6 in the last five games. Vesely has been unstoppable in the paint, but Fenerbahce has dramatically improved its three-point shooting, making 58 of 122 shots from downtown (47.5%) in those five games. Before that, Fenerbahce had converted 37.7% of its shots from beyond the arc. DyShawn Pierre and Marko Guduric are listed as gametime decisions and if they don’t play, Melih Mahmutoglu and Jarell Eddie will be called to step up and help Nando De Colo with their team’s scoring duties.

  • Alex Poythress has been unavailable for Zenit’s last six games.

It all starts with defense when it comes to Zenit. The Russian powerhouse has allowed just 74.2 points and opponents have made just 35.4% of their three-point shots. That should be critical against a team with very good shooters all around its backcourt. Stopping Vesely, however, should be one of the biggest keys to this game, and Zenit will rely on Gudaitis and Anton Pushkov to do so. On offense, Pangos and Mateusz Ponitka should be ready to control the game tempo, making sure they find good shots for KC Rivers, Austin Hollins and Billy Baron.

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Olympiacos – Panathinaikos

Olympiacos Piraeus (11-2) comes into the second Athens Derby of the season on a three-game losing streak. Kostas Sloukas (12.3 ppg.) has been the Reds’ top scorer until now, followed by Shaquielle McKissic (10.5 ppg.) and Hassan Martin (9.1 ppg.). Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (8-14) comes off a solid win against Valencia Basket and wants more, led by Nemanja Nedovic (16.7 ppg.), Ioannis Papapetrou (12.8 ppg.) and Georgios Papagiannis (9.7 ppg., 6.3 rpg.).

  • Kostas Papanikolaou has missed Olympiacos’s last eight games.
  • Sasha Vezenkov did not play in Round 23.

Both teams know each other well, but Olympiacos has a lot of players – Vassilis Spanoulis, Sloukas, Printezis, Sasha Vezenkov – with valuable experience in these types of games and situations. Panathinaikos ranks second in offensive rebounds (11.7 orpg.) so boxing out should be one of the biggest keys to this game. That would allow the Reds to get good options in transition, led by Sloukas and McKissic. On defense, stopping Papagiannis down low could be critical and Olympiacos relies on Martin and Ellis to do so.

  • Nemanjia Nedovic is injured for Panathinaikos.

Panathinaikos ranks last overall in three-point shooting percentage, making 34.5% of its shots from downtown. The Greens have averaged more than 25 three-point shots taken per game, so converting them is a must in such an important game. Dinos Mitoglou and Papagiannis give Panathinaikos a size advantage in the paint and the Greens should make the most out of it. On defense, preventing Sloukas and Spanoulis from finding easy points for themselves and teammates through pick-and-roll situations is important, too.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+8.0) at 1.83 with bet365
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Bayern Munich – ALBA Berlin

FC Bayern Munich (14-9) comes off consecutive road wins and looks to keep that momentum going at Audi Dome, led by Wade Baldwin IV (14.0 ppg.), Jalen Reynolds (14.1 ppg., 6.6 rpg.) and D.J. Seeley (9.5 ppg.). ALBA Berlin (8-15) arrives to the German Derby after winning once in the last six EuroLeague games. Peyton Siva (10.1 ppg., 4.6 apg.), Luke Sikma (9.5 ppg., 5.5 rpg.) and Jayson Granger (8.7 ppg., 5.0 apg.) have been ALBA’s leaders this season.

  • Robin Amaize, Nihad Dedovic and Zan Mark Sisko have missed the last six games.
  • Vladimir Lucic missed Bayern’s Round 22 and 23 games.

Bayern has allowed 76.9 points on average and limited opponents to making just 33.7% of their three-point shots. Reaching out to ALBA’s many shooters – Siva, Granger, Eriksson, Simone Fontecchio – should be the biggest key to the game. Offensive rebounds are also really important to prevent ALBA from running the floor. Bayern pulled down 15 offensive boards against Khimki Moscow Region, but just 6 against CSKA. Looking for second-chance opportunities through Reynolds, Leon Radosevic and James Gist should be critical for the Bavarian powerhouse.

  • Niels Giffey is expected to miss several weeks with an injury.

ALBA is allowing opponents to make 56.8% of their two-point shots, so it needs to protect its paint much better, especially against a team with effective frontcourt scorers like Gist, Reynolds and JaJuan Johnson. It should get its many talented guards involved, as Siva, Granger and Maodo Lo can speed up the game tempo and look for easier points in transition. ALBA ranks last in defensive rebounds (20.6 drpg.), so the biggest key to a more efficient performance could start by boxing out better.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 159.5 at 1.90 with bet365
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Villeurbanne – AX Milano

A winning streak will come to a close on Friday when LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne hosts AX Armani Exchange Milan. ASVEL has won three in a row and six of its last nine games. Milan has reeled off six straight victories and is 7-3 on the road this season, with wins in its last four road games.

The two teams are among the best three-point shooting teams in the league with Milan second (42.7%) and ASVEL fourth (39.5%). However, while Milan has made the fourth most threes (9.7 per game), ASVEL has made just the 14th most (8.7). A big three-point shooting night for either team – or subsequently a poor one for one team – could prove decisive.

  • Jeff Brooks has not played in the last three rounds.
  • Sergio Rodriguez is out.

Milan has committed the fewest turnovers in the league this season (11.2 per game), while ASVEL has committed the third-most (14.7). ASVEL is also fourth in the league in steals (7.1 spg.) and will put pressure on the Milan guards. Winning the turnover battle could make all the difference in this showdown.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+5.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Real Madrid – Baskonia

Real Madrid (15-8) has won its last two EuroLeague games and looks for another against a very familiar opponent. Walter Tavares (11.8 ppg., 7.8 rpg., 1.9 bpg.), Trey Thompkins (10.6 ppg., 4.4 rpg.) and Sergio Llull (9.2 ppg.) have led the team this season. TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (10-13) is on a four-game road losing streak. Pierria Henry (11.2 ppg., 7.1 apg., 2.0 spg.), Achille Polonara (11.1 ppg., 6.3 rpg.) and Alec Peters (12.1 ppg., 4.0 rpg.) have been its pillars this season.

  • Anthony Randolph is out with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

Llull and Carlos Alocen have stepped up in the last two games, sharing the point guard duties with great effectiveness. Baskonia is a physical team and Real should match its character and aggressiveness to have a better chance to win the game. Usman Garuba and Tavares should lead Real’s defense with their athleticism and energy, getting stops that allow their teammates to play in transition. On offense, Gabriel Deck is in good form and getting him involved in one-on-one plays should be important, too.

Stopping Tavares should be a priority and Baskonia has the size and bench depth required to so with Tonye Jekiri, Youssoupha Fall and Ilimane Diop, who had 4 blocks off the bench against Zalgiris Kaunas last week. Baskonia relies on Henry to control the game tempo and he will try to cause Llull and Alocen trouble with his on-the-ball defense and intensity. Baskonia had 20 assists and just 11 turnovers against Zalgiris Kaunas and must try to keep those numbers at WiZink Center by getting Peters and Rokas Giedraitis involved on offense.

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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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