Connect with us

PREVIEWS

Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 18 – Friday

Published

on

Euroleague Predictions today

Euroleague Basketball Tips

Euro League basketball predictions appear under each mini game preview.

Open an account with bet365 today (T&Cs apply)

Khimki – Zenit

A pair of Russian clubs eager to snap losing streaks meet in Friday’s first game when Khimki hosts Zenit. Khimki, which is starting a three-game homestand, is on the fringe of the playoff zone at 8-9. The team hopes to have the services of scoring ace Alexey Shved, who missed last week’s loss to Efes in Istanbul. Zenit, which is last in the standings at 4-13, is 3-6 on the road.

Khimki not only boasts the second-highest scoring average (87.1 ppg.) in the league, it takes that to a higher level in home games (91.3 ppg.). Zenit is last in the league in scoring (73.4 ppg.). In three of Zenit’s wins, it has kept the opponents to 70 points or less. Khimki needs to control the pace, keep its scorers happy and keep putting the ball in the net to have a good shot at beating Zenit again.

Zenit leads the league in offensive rebounding with 12 per game and Khimki allows the second-most offensive boards (11.7 per game). Zenit center Gustavo Ayon ranks fourth in the league with 2.4 offensive boards per game. Dominating the offensive glass also won’t be enough to lift Zenit in Moscow, but a handful of extra second-chance baskets would be a good start.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 174.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/01/2020, 10:50 CET, subject to change)

Bayern – CSKA Moscow

After a three-game losing streak capped by a 30-point road loss against Zvezda, Bayern this week let go head coach Dejan Radonjic and replaced him with assistant Oliver Kostic. The team will want to react to its situation with a much-needed win in front of its home fans. CSKA lost in overtime against Panathinaikos in Round 17 and lost a key player, Janis Strelnieks, indefinitely to injury. Greg Monroe (12.1 ppg.) has been Bayern’s top scorer until now, followed by Vladimir Lucic (11.8) and Maodo Lo (10.1). Mike James (20.6), Darrun Hilliard (10.1) and Kyle Hines (8.9) have led CSKA until now.

Bayern was heavily outrebounded in Belgrade, 37-29, and shot the ball with very low percentages from all distances (45.2% 2FG, 19% 3FG, 59.1% FT). It leads the EuroLeague in turnovers (14.8 per game) but managed to pick up just 10 last week. A better ball circulation is expected with T.J. Bray back from injury as the team will try to spread the floor to get its best shooters – Lucic, Petteri Koponen and Nihad Dedovic – better looks at the basket.

Bayern released guard DeMarcus Nelson at the end of his contract.

CSKA leads the competition in three-point shooting percentage (40.2%) despite taking more shots from downtown (28.9 per game) than any other team. Without Strelnieks, players like Hilliard and Ron Baker must step up and use their extended playing time to supply some of what’s missing. Joel Bolomboy, Johannes Voigtmann and Andrey Vorontsevich give CSKA a size advantage in the paint and the Russian powerhouse must make the most out of it.

CSKA travels to Munich without points guards Strelnieks, who is out long-term, and Daniel Hackett, who injured his finger. However, another point guard, Mikhail Kulagin, has returned from his long-term injury to play in a weekend domestic game.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 159.0 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/01/2020, 10:50 CET, subject to change)

Villeurbanne – Crvena Zvezda

Two teams tied in the standings will square off on Friday to start the second half of the season when ASVEL Villeurbanne (8-9) welcomes Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (8-9) to the Astroballe in Villeurbanne, France. ASVEL is strong at home this season, where it has won three of its last five games. Zvezda has won six of its last eight games and currently rides a three-game winning streak. Because ASVEL won their first meeting in Belgrade, this game will not only break their current tie but will have implications if they are tied at the end of the regular season, too.

ASVEL is particularly strong at home this season and is facing the only team it has managed to beat on the road. However, they are essentially tied since overtime points do not count in tiebreaks, so winning the game is practically the only option for the hosts. ASVEL will have to focus on rebounds and make sure that its physical defense gets the job done. Missing Edwin Jackson for a couple weeks with injury will not help, however.

Zvezda wants to extend its winning streak and take revenge from the Round 8 loss in the process. However, ASVEL feeds off the Astroballe energy, so the guests will have an added factor to deal with in their plan. Zvezda seems to have the upper hand on the defensive end, so exploiting it would probably be the way to go. At the same time, Zvezda’s league-worst 47.6% on two-point shots should improve in order to make better use of those defensive skills.

Stratos Perperoglou is sidelined and James Gist is doubtful. Due to personal reasons, Charles Jenkins travelled back to the States and will miss the game against ASVEL.

basketball prediction Tip: Winning Margin 3-way: Any other result (1-5 points difference) at 2.45 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/01/2020, 10:50 CET, subject to change)

Barcelona – Anadolu Efes

Barcelona is 7-1 at home this season and won its last three games at Palau Blaugrana. Efes is 7-1 on the road and its only loss came in October. The Turkish powerhouse is currently on a six-game road winning streak. Nikola Mirotic (18.8 ppg.), Cory Higgins (12.4) and Brandon Davies (9.6) have been Barcelona’s top scorers until now. Shane Larkin (20.2), Vasilije Micic (14.2) and Tibor Pleiss (8.9) have led Efes so far this season.

It all starts with defense for Coach Svetislav Pesic’s team. Barcelona allows just 77 points per game and holds opponents to a league-low 8.7 offensive rebounds on average. Controlling the defensive glass allows Barcelona to spread around its offense; as many as 9 players average 5 points or better this season. Stopping Larkin will be critical in this game, and Barcelona will rely on Hanga, Kyle Kuric and Pau Ribas to do so.

Efes is the third-best scoring team in the competition (86.6 ppg.) despite ranking eighth in assists (17.9 apg.). Micic, Larkin, Rodrigue Beaubois and Krunoslav Simon find advantages in one-on-one situations and the whole team has been really effective, hitting 57.5% of its two-point shots and 39.5% from downtown. Efes is also deadly from the foul line (84.9%). As always, Larkin and Micic will be the key, as Efes runs its entire offense through its star point guard duo.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 168.0 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/01/2020, 10:50 CET, subject to change)

Valencia – Olympiacos

Two teams moving in opposite directions will clash on Friday to start the second half of the regular season as Valencia Basket (8-9) hosts Olympiacos Piraeus (6-11) for Round 18. Valencia is clearly on the rise after a slow start to the season, having won four of the last five games. The Reds have lost five of their last six, including three in a row, but come to town with EuroLeague scoring king, Vassilis Spanoulis, fresh off establishing the new all-time points record last week.

It took some time, but Valencia rolling and aims to stay that way at home against Olympiacos. The fact that the guests will miss Milutinov could give the hosts, led by big man Bojan Dubljevic, a strong advantage in the paint. Both teams are more balanced stats-wise than the standings might suggest, but Valencia’s fifth-ranked PIR (93.5) is a solid reason why the hosts can trust in their game and use the force of the La Fonteta fans to start the second half of the season on an even higher note.

Olympiacos, struggling at this moment, has a tall task to get back on its feet on the court of one of the most in-form teams of recent weeks. The Reds will be missing their starting big man, but as always will face the game with their classic character. One of the main flaws of the guests this season is their 73.3% free-throw accuracy, third-worst in the league. That’s something they will want to pay attention to should the game reach a close finale, which is completely possible given how similar the numbers are between these teams.

Will Cherry and Willie Reed did not travel with the team at Spain. Brandon Paul is injured, but he traveled with the team, as well Nikola Milutinov. Milutinov will continue his therapy in Spain and if he feels better, he may take some minutes against Valencia.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-6.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/01/2020, 10:50 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net
Basketball tips: Livetipster


Euroleague Standings

Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore

Follow me or follow your instinct. Play responsibly. Betting should be fun.

BASKETBALL

Euroleague Tips with Previews – Tuesday matches

Published

on

Euroleague Basketball Predictions

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.

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

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

(All prices correct at 31/01/2023, 08:10 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

Basketball tips today (More basketball tips)


Euroleague Standings

Standings provided by Sofascore

Disclaimer: This is not investment or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research.

Continue Reading

BASKETBALL

Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

Published

on

Euroleague Basketball Predictions

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.

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

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

(All prices correct at 26/01/2023, 21:15 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

Basketball tips today (More basketball tips)


Euroleague Standings

Standings provided by Sofascore

Disclaimer: This is not investment or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research.

Continue Reading

BASKETBALL

Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

Published

on

Euroleague Basketball Predictions

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.

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

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

(All prices correct at 25/01/2023, 23:00 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

Basketball tips today (More basketball tips)


Euroleague Standings

Standings provided by Sofascore

Disclaimer: This is not investment or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research.

Continue Reading

Trending