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CSKA Moscow – Villeurbanne

CSKA Moscow will look to lock up second-place in the regular season when it hosts LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in the latter’s final game of the current campaign. CSKA (22-10) will be second if it wins regardless of other results. Coach Itoudis’s men will finish their regular-season schedule the following week with a makeup game from Round 25 against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. CSKA is on a four-game winning streak and is 10-5 at home this season. ASVEL (13-20) snapped a six-game losing streak on Sunday with a road win at Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and is 5-11 on the road this season.

Dictating the pace and style is a key for CSKA, whose 83.9 points per game are second-most in the EuroLeague. CSKA has also made the fourth-most threes (9.8 per game). ASVEL has scored the third-fewest points (77.0 ppg.), allowed the fifth-most (80.8 ppg.) and made the fourth-fewest triples (8.3). A shootout favors the hosts.

  • Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • Mike James has been suspended by head coach Dimitris Itoudis.

ASVEL must match CSKA on the glass and limit its turnovers to improve its chances. ASVEL is 14th in the competition in rebounds (31.0 rpg.) and 16th in offensive boards (8.7 orpg.). It has committed the third-most turnovers (14.7), too. CSKA leads the league in both rebounds (36.3 rpg.) and offensive rebounds (13.0 orpg.). If ASVEL losses both these battles in Moscow, winning becomes much more difficult.

  • William Howard missed ASVEL’s last game.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 161.5 at 1.90 with bet365
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Zalgiris – Panathinaikos

Zalgiris Kaunas will look to finish its EuroLeague campaign with a home win when it faces Panathinaikos OPAP Athens on Thursday. Zalgiris (16-17) has hit an end-of-season slump with five losses in its last six games. Coach Martin Schiller’s men are 9-7 at home this season. Panathinaikos (11-20) will still have two more games – both on the road next week – after this one to finish its season. The Greens are 4-10 on the road this season and have not won outside of Greece since early December.

Though Zalgiris is the more efficient team on offense, it faces a stronger rebounding side. Panathinaikos is second in rebounding (34.7 rpg.) and offensive rebounds (11.7 orpg.). Zalgiris is 13th (31.1 rpg.) and 12th (9.2 orpg.), respectively. If Joffrey Lauvergne and co. can hold their own on the glass, it would help the Zalgiris effort greatly.

  • Arturas Milaknis has missed the last seven games.

Making shots will be the key for both teams. While Zalgiris leads the league in both three-point (42.0%) and free-throw (84.0%) shooting, Panathinaikos is last in the latter (74.9%) and second-from-bottom in the former (35.2%). The Greens must shoot better – or limit Zalgiris – to have better chances to snag a road win.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-1.0) at 1.90 with bet365
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Fenerbahce – Real Madrid

The first of several Round 34 matchups with major playoff implications will be this showdown between Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Real Madrid, a contest that has taken place in each of the past three Final Fours, including a Real victory in the 2018 championship game. This time, Real is fighting for its playoff life and Fenerbahce trying to get the home-court advantage for the quarterfinals. Real can celebrate a ticket to the next stage if it wins – or if Zenit St Petersburg on Friday. Fenerbahce needs to win and for AX Armani Exchange Milan to lose to Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Friday for it to place fourth.

Fenerbahce is the best shooting team in the league with a competition-best true-shooting percentage of 52.3%. It will need to spread the floor and make its shots against a Real side that leads the league in blocks (3.4 rpg.) and defensive rebounds (24.6 drpg.). With Vesely out, marksmen Marko Guduric, Dyshawn Pierre, Jarell Eddie and Danilo Barthel will be more important than ever to take apart the Real defense.

  • Jan Vesley will miss Round 34 with an ankle injury.
  • Nando De Colo will be a game-time decision with a knee contusion.

If Vesely, De Colo and Edgaras Ulanovas are all sidelined, Fenerbahce’s depth will be tested. Though Real has drawn the third-fewest fouls this season (19.1 per game), getting Nicolas Laprovittola and Carlos Alocen to attack the paint and for Usman Garuba and Tavares to attack the basket could force Fenerbahce deeper into its second unit than it hoped for and help Real get closer to a season-saving victory.

  • Anthony Randolph is out with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
  • Sergio Llull is sidelined after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

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ALBA Berlin – Crvena Zvezda

ALBA Berlin hosts Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on Thursday in the teams’ EuroLeague finale for the 2020-21 season. Zvezda (10-23) will look to snap a four-game losing streak to ALBA in hoping to avoid finishing the season in the second-to-last spot. To do so, it must defeat ALBA by more than 6 points. ALBA (11-22) has dropped four straight games and is 5-11 at home this season.

ALBA forces the most turnovers in the league (15.0 per game), but also commits a league-high 14.9 per game. Turnovers can be the deciding point in any close game and ALBA must try to cut down on its giveaways to maximize its other strengths against a Zvezda team that is last in the league in scoring (74.6 ppg.).

One of the biggest differences on paper between these teams is that Zvezda plays more aggressive defense and has committed the third-most fouls (21.7) in the league, compared to ALBA’s 18.4, which are third-fewest. However, ALBA is second in the league in free-throw accuracy (83.4%). Zvezda must find a balance between playing tough defense and giving away free points in what could be a close game.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 3.00 with bet365
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Valencia – Baskonia

It is the dream of all basketball fans: a win-or-go-home regular-season finale. Valencia Basket (18-15) hosts TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (18-15) on Thursday night with the losing team’s EuroLeague campaign coming to an end. The victor, however, will only be assured a playoff berth if Real Madrid loses in Istanbul earlier in the evening. If both Valencia and Real win, Valencia can also advance if Zenit St Petersburg falls on Friday. Baskonia will be out if both Real and Zenit prevail.

Keeping up with the Baskonia rebounders could prove critical as the visitors are third in both rebounds (34.7 rpg.) and offensive boards (10.9 orpg.). Valencia is 10th in both categories. The hosts also must make sure they have a strategy through Mike Tobey and help to contain the 2.21 meters of Youssoupha Fall, who has a knack for dominating games when the right matchups present themselves.

  • Martin Hermannsson has missed the last three games.

The pressure that Pierria Henry, Luca Vildoza and Rokas Giedraitis put on opposing backcourt may be critical. Baskonia leads the league in steals (8.2 spg.) and forced opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game, which is fourth-most in the league. Valencia needs its guards to play with cool heads; it generates the most assists in the competition (20.5 apg.) to lead the league n two-point shooting (57.9%) and place third in scoring (81.7 ppg.). The success of the Baskonia pressure will play a major role in this game.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+1.5) at 1.86 with bet365
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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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The action in the Euroleague continues. We have now completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

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Panathinaikos – Milan

On Thursday at OAKA stadium in Athens, Panathinaikos (5-6) hosts Milan (3-8), two teams with recent trends in opposition, square off. Four of the Greens’ previous five games have ended in victories, including three straight at home. Milan has lost seven straight games mainly due to injuries, tying its worst losing streak in the EuroLeague this century.

Panathinaikos’ recent victories saw them allow 67 and 58 points, which are season highs for the team’s defence under head coach Dejan Radonjic. In each of those contests, five or more shooters connected on three-pointers, enabling the Greens move up to seventh place (38.0%) in three-point shooting efficiency. The big guns for Panathinaikos are Dwayne Bacon (18.5 ppg) and Derrick Williams (15.7), and if either player is at their best, this club can compete on the hishest level. Watch out if they are both.

The inability to rebound has been a problem for both sides. No team has outrebounded opponents less times than Panathinaikos (38.1 rpg.). Milan is the next team in that category with 37.5 rpg., but has only done it once in 11 games. Both sides have done a good job of guarding their own boards, but they have not contributed much on offence. Because of this, Panathinaikos and Milan have both allowed  more offensive rebounds than they have managed to grab on their own offensive glass. We chose a high-scoring game here with that in mind.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 152.5 at 2.00

Alba Berlin – Fenerbahce

In an intriguing matchup in the German capital, Fenerbahce (9-2) faces off against ALBA Berlin (3-8). ALBA has lost its last eight games after a 3-0 start. Fenerbahce remains in first place after last week’s home loss to Real Madrid. The last two times ALBA has visited Berlin, it has defeated Fenerbahce.

ALBA lifts its offensive by relying on its passing game. With 21.5 assists per game, Israel Gonzalez’s squad leads the EuroLeague. This year, Luke Sikma has averaged 6.4 assists per game as ALBA’s primary offensive conduit. To increase their chances of winning this game, the German champions must involve their numerous shooters, particularly Maodo Lo and Gabriele Procida. ALBA must stop Calathes and Hazer from controlling the game’s tempo on defence.

It will be difficult for Alba to win, but the handicap might not be covered.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+3.5) at 1.90

Maccabi – Valencia

Maccabi hosts Valencia in a matchup of two teams that are on the outside looking toward the playoff zone. Despite losing two straight games, Maccabi (5-6) has been one of the best teams at home this season, going 5-1 when playing at Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Valencia (5-6) just defeated Partizan in overtime and has a 3-2 winning road record this year.

Maccabi’s go-to player Lorenzo Brown (18.1 ppg, 6.5 apg) might have more support this week as Baldwin (15.6 ppg) and Hilliard are anticipated to return after missing Friday’s setback in Munich. Adams made a commendable transition, setting a personal best with 21 points in his debut EuroLeague game, and may be entitled to a bigger role moving ahead.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+5.5) at 1.90

Partizan – Crvena Zvezda

In front of a sold-out crowd of 16,745 spectators at Stark Arena in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, Partizan (4-7) plays Crvena Zvezda (5-6) in one of the fiercest cross-town rivalries in sports.

Partizan enters the game in need of a victory after suffering back-to-back losses in which it scored at least 96 points but allowed more than 100 to its opponents, giving it the league’s worst defence (88.1 oppg.). Although Partizan attempts fewer long-range shots than 15 other teams, they are aggressive enough to rank second in both free throw success (16.9) and accuracy at the foul line (84.2%), where they are first in three-point efficiency (39.8%). Punter (15.9 ppg), Nunnally (11.2) and Exum (11.2) will likely handle the ball inside, followed by Lessort (12.7) and LeDay (13.9) on the outside. However, what they all do defensively may have a greater impact.

basketball prediction Tip: Partizan Over 83.5 at 1.83

Real Madrid – Monaco

Real Madrid (8-3) and Monaco (8-3) will face off against one another at the WiZink Center. Real is on a six-game winning streak following its lone home loss to Virtus Bologna in Round 5. After losing four straight meetings, the most recent coming at home in double OT, 84-90, last season, Monaco has won its previous two contests and is prepared to battle for its first-ever win over Los Blancos.

Real is crucial to getting the ball moving in transition since it leads the league in defensive rebounding (26.7 drpg.) and is second in blocked shots (4.0 bpg.). Connecting with Tavares and Poirier should be crucial in this game because Real ranks third in two-point shooting (58.5% 2FG) and has a size advantage in the paint at the “5” position. Abalde, Williams-Goos, and Hanga should all be utilised while playing a high-scoring club in order to halt Mike James.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 163.5 at 1.88

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

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The action in the Euroleague continues. We have almost completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

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Cvena Zvezda – Virtus Bologna

Friday night’s early tipoff at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall features a matchup between Crvena Zvezda (4-6) and Virtus Bologna (4-6), both of which are in same wins but different states of form.

Zvezda has won its previous three EuroLeague games after hiring Dusko Ivanovic as their head coach, defeating ASVEL Villeurbanne, ALBA Berlin, and Maccabi. Both point guard Vildoza and fellow guard Nedovic, who previously played for Coach Ivanovic at Baskonia, have begun to have a bigger influence. Curiously, only two players reached double digits in points in the victory over Maccabi: Nedovic had 12 and Martin had 11. Zvezda will probably have to work hard for every point it scores when facing a strong defence like Virtus, which has the fourth-best ranking in the EuroLeague on this end of the floor.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.15

Fenerbahce – Real Madrid

Both teams are in good shape going into their matchup at Ulker Sports and Event Hall: Fenerbahce (9-1) has just lost one game all season while Real Madrid (7-3) has won five consecutive.

Fenerbahce made a number of roster adjustments during the offseason, including the hiring of Dimitris Itoudis as the new head coach, and ever since, the team has been on fire. In addition to having the greatest record in the EuroLeague this season, Fenerbahce also has the second-highest ratings on attack and defence. Injury has kept Pierre out of the previous two games for Fenerbahce, but Hayes-Davis has filled in admirably. In two contests, Hayes-Davis actually led the club in scoring with 21 points against Monaco and 22 points at EA7 Milan. Due to an injury, Wilbekin will miss the Real Madrid game, but Los Blancos have already seen how much trouble they can cause when Hayes-Davis, Calathes, Motley, and Guduric are on the field.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+1.5) at 1.95

Zalgiris – Panathinaikos

At Zalgirio Arena, Zalgiris (6-4) will play host to Panathinaikos (4-6), who has a 4-6 record and is coming off back-to-back victories in the EuroLeague double-round week.

Zalgiris is now 4-0 this season overall at Zalgirio Arena and has won four of its previous five games. Zalgiris are a very dangerous possibility in this year’s EuroLeague thanks to the never-say-die spirit that first-year head coach Maksvytis has fostered in his players. Evans, Smits, and club captain Ulanovas, who have all contributed significantly over the past few games, will be motivated to keep Zalgiris’s home winning streak intact when Panathinaikos visits.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 160.5 at 1.90

Bayern Munich – Maccabi

When it hosts Maccabi, Bayern Munich will try to get back on track. Before losing by one point in Monaco last week, Bayern (3-7) had won three of its previous four games. After losing in a thrilling match to Crvena Zvezda on Thursday in Belgrade, Maccabi (5-5) is still looking for its first road victory of the year. Additionally, Maccabi’s most recent victory in Munich was in March 2019.

Two former Bayern stars will travel back to Munich for the game. In 2021, Baldwin helped Bayern to within one shot of the Final Four, and Hilliard led Bayern in scoring last season with 13.7 points per game. Together, they and Lorenzo Brown form a lethal Maccabi backcourt. Baldwin (15.6 ppg, 4.5 apg) ranks second on the squad in both categories, while Brown (16.3 ppg) leads Maccabi in both. Brown is also tied for third in the league in assists (6.4 apg).

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.25

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The action in the Euroleague continues. We have almost completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

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Alba Berlin – Barcelona

On Thursday night, Round 11 will feature a matchup between two teams at different ends of the spectrum as ALBA Berlin (3-7) hosts Barcelona (7-3). The 13th meeting between these two clubs in the EuroLeague this century will take place, with Barca winning 11 of the previous 12. Despite Jaleen Smith’s 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in a Round 10 loss to Olympiacos, ALBA has lost seven straight games since going 3-0 to open the season. With Jan Vesely scoring 18 points, Barcelona has won five of its previous six games, including its most recent victory over Baskonia, 96-84.

Few people would disagree that the reality is what it appears to be on paper. With the exception of turnovers and shooting percentages across the board, ALBA outperforms Barcelona in all significant statistical categories. Although they continue to lead the league in total rebounds (37.2) and assists (22.0), the hosts’ recent success has not been reflected in victories. The third-best league defence will force ALBA to put their offensive fireworks to the test. ALBA will also need to play tight on defence and work to reduce the 81.9 points it gives up per game. In order to try and end ALBA’s losing streak, players like Blatt, Olinde, and Sikma will have to stand up and help Smith in seizing the reins.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 160.5 at 1.90

Anadolu Efes – Olympiacos

At Sinan Erdem Sports Hall, Anadolu Efes (5-5) takes on Olympiacos (7-3) in a highly anticipated matchup. For the first time since the EuroLeague semifinals of last year, the teams square off. In that match, Vasilije Micic’s buzzer-beating three-pointer helped Efes defeat Olympiacos 74-77. Efes ultimately won the EuroLeague championship. Kostas Sloukas’ game-winning shot helped Olympiacos defeat Efes 87-85 in overtime earlier in the 2021–22 campaign. Expect a fantastic game with all the big characters still on their respective teams.

Efes is now on a three-game winning streak and may be in its finest shape of the year. Micic (18.2 ppg, 6.4 apg, 21.7) and Clyburn (20.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 22.3 PIR) have been the team’s leaders thus far this season, respectively placing first and second in terms of minutes played per game. In recent games, Efes has displayed a more diversified approach: Pleiss scored 13 points against EA7 Milan in Round 9, and Beaubois scored 19 points and had a PIR of 30 against Virtus Bologna in Round 10. With only 14.7 assists per night, Efes is tied for 15th in the league, thus there is room for growth during the season.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-4.5) at 1.95

Asvel Villeurbanne – Monaco

The Astroaballe will host the rematch between ASVEL Villeurbanne (3-7) and Monaco, two very familiar teams (7-3). Last season, these groups exchanged wins on the road in the EuroLeague. After Monaco defeated ASVEL 75-100 shortly after, ASVEL narrowly defeated Monaco 84-85 on a long buzzer-beating triple by Howard. Both teams advanced to the French League finals, when ASVEL defeated Monaco with a score of 3-2 after a tense playoff series.

Currently on a five-game losing streak in the EuroLeague, ASVEL is having trouble. Its primary pillars up until this point have been De Colo (12.3 ppg., 53.1% 3FG, 3.7 apg., 14.0 PIR), Mathews (10.8 ppg.), and Fall (10.5 ppg., 65.1% 2FG, 7.6 rpg., 14.4 PIR). Since ASVEL has only shot two points at 45.4% of its last five games, attacking the rim for simple baskets should be a priority for ASVEL when facing a run-and-gun team.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 157.5 at 1.87

Baskonia – Milano

Baskonia (5-5) welcomes EA7 Milan (7-3) in what should be an intriguing tactical matchup. Despite the fact that their initial encounter took place in 2009, this is their 22nd rendezvous. With a record of 11-10 against Baskonia, Milan won both of their meetings last year: 64-78 at Buesa Arena and 89-78 at Mediolanum Forum. Be prepared for a fierce basketball match.

Baskonia recently suffered a road setback to Barcelona but has played well at home this year, going 4-1 with Olympiacos Piraeus being the lone defeat. The home team leader in scoring (99.2 ppg) and PIR (113.2) is Baskonia, who also shoots the ball well (62.7% 2FG, 44.2% 2FG) and averages about 10 more points per game than any other team. Few teams can win at Buesa Arena if Baskonia maintains its regular home game numbers and plays at full throttle.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.90

Partizan – Valencia

When Partizan (4-6) hosts Valencia, there will be a match between two teams with the same record (4-6). LeDay put up a performance of 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists, but Partizan’s trip to Spain last week ended in a defeat to Real Madrid. Although Valencia lost to Zalgiris at home, 76-80, despite Chris Jones’ 19 points and 7 assists, they also lost to Real previous week. Partizan and Valencia will be playing one other for the first time ever in the EuroLeague.

Partizan will use this as one of its main weapons against Valencia because it leads the league in three-point shooting accuracy at 41.1%. To increase their average of 14.7 assists, the hosts must watch the visitors’ aggressive defence (7.1 spg.) and work to improve ball circulation. Valencia ranks bottom in average blocks (1.3), thus there may be a chance for the hosts to earn their fifth victory in the paint.

basketball prediction Tip: Partizan Over 85.5 at 1.83

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