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CSKA Moscow – Baskonia

Two teams in different dynamics will clash on Thursday when CSKA Moscow welcomes TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. After a slow start, CSKA has won its last two games, including a road success last week at Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. On the other side, Baskonia has dropped its last two, including last week at home against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Baskonia will be facing four players who wore the Basque team’s jersey in the past: Mike James, Johannes Voigtmann, Darrun Hilliard and Toko Shengelia, the latter of whom will be facing his former team for the first time.

Going into the game, CSKA has momentum on its side. However, the numbers say that Baskonia is not an opponent to be taken for granted. The visitors outperform CSKA in assists and steals, while the shooting percentages between both teams live in similar places. The trio formed by Rokas Giedraitis, Luca Vildoza and Pierria Henry should probably be the main focus of the CSKA defense, while on offense, the hosts should watch out for the league-best 8.6 steals that Baskonia is averaging per game.

After a good start, Baskonia has dropped two games in a row and will look to get back on the winning track as soon as possible. A trip to the reigning champs might not be the best place to do that, but Baskonia has many things going for them entering this game. All signs point ti the game coming down to the small details. The visitors will depend on their hunger to get back on track and they will have to watch closely former friends such as James and Shengelia.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+6.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Olympiacos – ALBA Berlin

Olympiacos Piraeus will look to build on last week’s road win when it takes on ALBA Berlin on Thursday. The Reds rode a balanced attack to beat Zenit 66-75 in St Petersburg with Hassan Martin leading the way with 16 points on perfect shooting. ALBA returned to action last week after missing two games, but was felled by league-leading FC Barcelona 67-103. Among the bright spots were Simone Fontecchio scoring 17 points and Luke Sikma posting 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Olympiacos is overloaded in the frontcourt with Georgios Printezis, Livio Jean-Charles, Hassan Martin and Octavius Ellis. That foursome has continued greatly to the team’s strong two-point shooting numbers (57.1%) and it being fourth in the league in blocked shots (3.1 bpg.). However, Olympiacos ranks near the bottom in rebounds (31.4 rpg.). If they can lock down the boards against ALBA, it could pave the way to a strong result.

Health and defense. That is what ALBA needs most to challenge Olympiacos. A full roster at Coach Aito Reneses Garcia’s disposal makes the team much more dangerous. ALBA’s strengths are on the offensive end of the floor, while on defense the team’s 90.8 points allowed per game is worst in the league. The likes of Ben Lammers inside and Maodo Lo on the perimeter could be the players to lead that change.

ALBA returned to action last week after not playing its games in Rounds 5 and 6 due to positive COVID-19 tests.

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Maccabi – Zalgiris

In a clash of teams looking to bounce back from Round 7 losses, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv hosts Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday. Maccabi comes off a 91-89 loss at Anadolu Efes Istanbul, which was its third loss this season by 3 points or less. The Israeli champs are only 1-2 at home this season and will face another tough road opponent in Zalgiris, which is undefeated in four games outside of Lithuania this season. Last week Zalgiris came up short 90-93 at home against Real Madrid.

After a season in which Maccabi’s defense was among the best in the league, this season it has allowed the fourth-most points (81.7 ppg.) in the league. One way to impose its will on this game is through rebounding; Maccabi’s 36.9 rebounds per game are second-most in the league – as is its 12.0 offensive rebounds per game, while Zalgiris is near the bottom with 29.6 rebounds per game. Improved defense and domination on the glass could be the recipe for a critical victory.

Lithuanian basketball is well-known for great shooting and this season Zalgiris is taking that to another level by making a league-best 42.6% of three-pointers and 92.0% of free throws. What’s more, its 11.7 turnovers per game are third-fewest in the EuroLeague. Great shooting, taking care of the ball and a strong mentality to win on the road all put Zalgiris in a good spot entering this game. Focus for 40 minutes against a Maccabi team led by Scottie Wilbekin that can score in bunches is another key thing needed to leave Tel Aviv victorious.

Zalgiris swingman Patricio Garino will be out of action until December after a knee operation.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+3.0) at 1.90 with bet365
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Barcelona – Fenerbahce

Two teams on the rise will meet in Round 8 as league-leader FC Barcelona welcomes Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on Thursday. Barcelona is on a five-game winning streak, including a road victory last week at ALBA Berlin. Fenerbahce comes off a victory over Khimki Moscow Region and has now won its last two games after a three-game losing streak.

Barcelona seems to be getting up to speed fast with the plan the club had for the season. The team is already leading the standings and is among the top three scoring teams (81.1 ppg.) and tops the charts in assists (20.0 apg.) and average PIR (93.1), too. In just a few words: everything seems to be clicking for Barca. With Fenerbahce’s star guard Nando De Colo sidelined for this game, the Barcelona defense can turn its attention to Lorenzo brown to disrupt the visitors’ rhythm.

After back-to-back wins, Fenerbahce again has a winning record and will look to increase that in Barcelona. The visitors face a fearsome roster led by Nikola Mirotic, Brandon Davies and Cory Higgins. Fener has the second-best numbers in the league from beyond the arc (41.6%), but in two-point shots (49.1%), they are among the poorest while Barca has the best in the league. The visitors will have to watch Barca’s big men closely and try to look for good shooting options inside themselves if they want to have solid chances for the win.

De Colo will be sidelined for the next three to four weeks due to a calf muscle injury. Danilo Barthel has missed the last two games due to a back injury.

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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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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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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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