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Zenit – Khmki

Zenit St Petersburg will look to continue its strong start to the season when it hosts Khimki Moscow Region on Tuesday evening in a battle of Russian sides. Zenit comes off a 53-66 road win at LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in which its defense was a tough as ever. Khimki’s Round 8 game was postponed and Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis’s men will be eager to capture a valuable road win.

It all starts with defense for Zenit, which is keeping teams to a league-low 66.8 points per game. Part of that has been controlling the tempo, since Zenit’s 69.8 points per game are also a league-low. Kevin Pangos runs the Zenit offense, but his 4.3 turnovers per game must be cut down for the team to become more efficient, which is a necessity in low-scoring games. Strong play at the point guard spot is a key for Zenit.

With one of the game’s elite scorers in Alexey Shved (19.0 ppg, 10.7 apg.) and a quick and athletic roster, Khimki likes to run when possible. However, the team has made only 50.6% of its two-pointers and 33.5% of threes while committing the third most turnovers per game (15.7) and allowing opponents a league-high 9.1 steals. The recipe for success on the road against an elite defense is more efficiency – fewer turnovers that lead to easy baskets and taking better shots.

Stefan Jovic has not played yet this season due to an ankle injury. Sergey Monia has missed the last four games.

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Efes – Bayern

In a showdown between two of the hottest teams in the league, Anadolu Efes Istanbul hosts FC Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Efes has reeled off three straight wins – including two on the road – and now looks to capture its second home win of the season. Second-place Bayern is 3-1 on the road this season and has won its last two games. A victory over the team that had the best record last season would be another confidence boost for Coach Trinchieri’s side.

Efes has found success through its guards in recent years, whether that be Shane Larkin, Vasilije Micic, Rodrigue Beaubois or Krunoslav Simon. This season, the team’s traditional elite three-point shooting has dipped to 37.2%, while it has allowed opponents to make 41.9% of threes. Efes will need to play better all-around defence against a Bayern team, which has no shortage of one-on-one scorers, headlined by Wade Baldwin IV.

Shane Larkin and Bryant Dunson both missed the team’s games in Rounds 7 and 8.

If Efes arrives without the injured Bryant Dunston, Bayern can make the most of what is already a significant rebounding advantage. With Jalen Reynolds (6.9 rpg.) leading the way, Bayern has outrebounded opponents by an average of 6.4 per game, while Efes has been outrebounded by 4.7 per game. If Bayern can maximize that difference, especially on the offensive glass where its 11.5 per game are second-most in the league, the visitors will put themselves in a good spot to score another road win.

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Zalgiris – CSKA Moscow

Two teams with identical records meet on Tuesday in a classic of European basketball when Zalgiris Kaunas (5-3) hosts CSKA Moscow (5-3) in the first of both teams’ two games this week. Zalgiris started strong, but has lost three of its last four games, including a blowout in Tel Aviv last week. CSKA, on the other hand, is on a three-game winning streak after a slow start.

Zalgiris seems to have entered a dark moment of the season after shining in the first rounds. The Lithuanian champion will look to get back to the winning path as soon as possible. However, CSKA boats the second-best offense in the league. Last week, CSKA missed several key players including Mike James, so it remains to be seen if he will be available for the game. The hosts average less than 30 rebounds per game, so that could be a starting point to try to gain control of the rhythm in games.

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

CSKA is on a roll and getting better day by day after a slow start. The reigning champs are facing a team that is having doubts now, so they should try to take advantage of the situation. The visitors have some of the poorest shooting percentages in the league from the stripe and from inside the arc, so if they work on improving that aspect and with better shot selection, they will have a much bigger chance of leaving Kaunas with the win.

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Baskonia – Fenerbahce

Two teams in need of wins will face each other on Tuesday when TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz hosts Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in their first game of a double-bill week. Baskonia did not complete a comeback against CSKA Moscow last week and lost on the road while Fenerbahce got thrashed in Barcelona, so both teams will be looking to get back on the winning track.

Baskonia is playing against the third-poorest offense in the league, but Fenerbahce (73.3 ppg.) will be eager to show that what happened in Barcelona last week was an accident. Both teams are close on paper, but with Nando De Colo sidelined, the hosts have a better opportunity to snap their losing streak to Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce returns to Spain for the second time in less than a week, with the urge to win after the severe beating suffered in Barcelona. Baskonia showed its legendary character against CSKA, but could not complete the comeback, so it will be eager to do the job against Fener. All signs point to this game being a matter of details to see who can get this bounceback win.

De Colo will be sidelined until early December with a calf muscle injury.

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Valencia – Panathinaikos

Valencia Basket comes off a loss against FC Bayern Munich and hopes to bounce back right away at La Fonteta. Bojan Dubljevic (12.7 ppg.) has been Valencia’s top scorer until now, followed by Nikola Kalinic (11.1 ppg.) and Klemen Prepelic (10.1 ppg.). Panathinaikos OPAP Athens is on a two-game losing streak and looks for its second road victory. Nemanja Nedovic (15.6 ppg.), Ioannis Papapetrou (12.6 ppg.) and Georgios Papagiannis (8.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 1.5 bpg.) have been its pillars so far this season.

Valencia needs to get its big men involved, as Dubljevic and Mike Tobey are great pick-and-pop players who can take Papagiannis out of the paint with their shots from downtown. Stopping Nedovic is a priority but Valencia can rely on its top on-the-ball defender Guillem Vives to do so. Fernando San Emeterio is back, which gives Valencia more weapons to use against Howard Sant-Roos and Papapetrou at small forward. Getting Kalinic and Derrick Williams involved on offense is also a priority for the hosts.

Vanja Marinkovic has missed Valencia’s last two games due to a shoulder injury. Joan Sastre is sidelined with a partial tear to the internal lateral ligament of his right knee.

Panathinaikos has been taking good care of the ball, averaging 1.47 assists per turnover, but has struggled to shoot well from beyond the arc (34.4%, 12th overall) and especially from the foul line (72.0%, 17th). Shelvin Mack gives Panathinaikos more firepower from downtown. Panathinaikos leads the EuroLeague in offensive (1.5 orpg.) and total rebounds (37.2 rpg.), and those second-chance opportunities are critical to stopping Valencia’s transition game.

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday 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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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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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

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The action in the Euroleague regular season continues. We have learnt quite a lot of things about this years contestants after a few exciting games 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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Monaco – Bayern Munich

When Monaco (6-3) hosts Bayern Munich (3-6) for Round 10, two teams with different fortunes earlier in the week will clash. Monaco has a spotless 2-0 record versus Bayern so far in their EuroLeague meetings. In Round 9, Fenerbahce defeated Monaco 93-96 despite a significant comeback in the fourth quarter. Monaco’s top scorer and rebounder was Jordan Loyd (18 points). On the other hand, Bayern defeated ASVEL, 74-75, for its third victory of the year, powered by 13 points from Lucic.

Monaco, which had an erratic start to the season, has recently had some ups and downs and will attempt to prevent a double-round home sweep against Bayern. The stats suggest that Monaco takes care of the ball better than any other club, as they lead the league in steals per game (8.8) and lowest turnovers (9.8). Since Bayern performs better from the free-throw line and also knows how to preserve their glass, the hosts will want to prevent a close game. The hosts are performing well overall and boast one of the league’s most lethal backcourts with Loyd, Mike James, and Okobo. They must keep an eye out for Winston and Weiler-Babb in particular.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90

Panathinaikos – Asvel Villeurbanne

Panathinaikos (3-6) meets ASVEL Villeurbanne (3-6), two teams whose respective games on Wednesday ended in dramatic way, prepare for another matchup just 48 hours later.

Derrick Williams shone with 26 points for Panathinaikos in their recent 88-85 overtime victory over Virtus Bologna. Late in the extra period, Williams hit a critical three-pointer to give the Greens a decisive lead. Wolters scored 18 points, Lee had 15, and Panathinaikos hit 13 of them with a 44.8% accuracy rate. In this home game, the Greens seek to maintain their impressive shooting form.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-6.5) at 1.90

Barcelona – Baskonia

At Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona (6-3) will welcome Baskonia (5-4) in a rematch of two familiar teams. Laprovittola (15.2 ppg), Sanli (8.9 ppg), and Satoransky, three former Baskonia guards, helped Barca win four of its most recent five games (7.8 ppg.). Following a 20-point victory over Zalgiris at home, Baskonia hopes to maintain its momentum. The leading scorer for Baskonia has been Howard (15.6 ppg), who is followed by Thompson (12.6 ppg) and Kotsar (11.8 ppg.).

Barca averages just 14.6 free throw attempts each game, which is not a lot. Barca has also connected on 36.9% of its downtown shots. Now that Kuric, a talented three-point shooter, is back with the squad, that percentage ought to increase. Kuric provides Barca with yet another tool to deploy against Marinkovic and Giedraitis in the backcourt. To balance its offence, Barca has to locate Tobey and Vesely inside. Vesely and Sanli must be active on defence against Costello, a large player with limitless mobility who has just improved his physical condition.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 161.5 at 1.90

Virtus Bologna – Anadolu Efes

In a sold-out arena, Virtus Bologna (4-5) will welcome the two-time defending champions Anadolu Efes (4-5) in an effort to defend its home court. The champions of the previous season’s EuroCup and EuroLeague square off, with Virtus and Efes meeting for the first time in a competitive match in more than 20 years.

Regarding the outcomes of their earlier games this week, the two sides enter this match in diametrically opposed moods. After suffering a heartbreaking 88-85 overtime loss to Panathinaikos on Wednesday, Virtus returns home. Early in the game, Virtus had a substantial lead and needed to come back to force OT. Prior to losing, it led for the majority of the extra session again. Last year’s EuroCup MVP Jaiteh shone with a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+2.5) at 1.90

Valencia – Zalgiris

When Zalgiris Kaunas (5-4) visits Valencia (4-5), both clubs will be looking to complete this double-round with at least one victory. This is the tenth meeting between these two clubs in the EuroLeague, with Valencia holding a 6-3 advantage overall. Despite Van Rossom’s 17 points and 3 assists on Tuesday, Valencia lost to Real Madrid 73-80 at home. Despite Ulanovas scoring 18 points, Zalgiris lost to Baskonia by a score of 93-73 on Wednesday.

In most statistics, both teams’ numbers appear to be very close on paper. For instance, Valencia scores 0.3 more points per game than the next team. The average PIR difference is also in Zalgiris’ favour. In terms of shooting accuracy across the board, Zalgiris outperforms Valencia, while Valencia does better in terms of assists, steals, and turnovers. One of these two teams will be able to successfully complete the double-round week on Friday night, so it appears that everything will come down to the little things.

basketball prediction Tip: Winning Margin 3-way Any Other Result (1-5 points difference) at 2.60

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Wednesday matches

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The action in the Euroleague regular season continues. We have learnt quite a lot of things about this years contestants after a few exciting games 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:

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Panathinaikos – Virtus Bologna

On Wednesday night, Panathinaikos (2-6) will host Virtus Bologna (4-4) at the OAKA Stadium in Athens. The Greens have won just one of their past six matches, while Virtus has won three of its last four.

With its summer recruits still gelling on the court, Panathinaikos and first-year head coach Dejan Radonjic’s season has not started as they had hoped. There have been hints of a spark, such as Dwayne Bacon’s 20-point performance in Round 8, but after losing 107-77 on the road to Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, Panathinaikos needs to respond quickly. If the Greens want to send Virtus home dissatisfied, they’ll need to improve on their second-to-last defensive record on their home court, where they defeated Baskonia 98-83 in Round 7 to snap a four-game losing streak.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90

Asvel Villeurbanne – Bayern Munich

At the Astroballe, two teams that have recently lost face off. Round 9 features an intriguing matchup between Bayern Munich and ASVEL Villeurbanne (3-5). (2-6). In front of its supporters, ASVEL will attempt to bounce back after dropping its last two games. After a 0-5 start, Bayern won three straight matches before falling to Olympiacos Piraeus at home in Round 8. As of last season, Bayern has a 4-2 record against ASVEL in EuroLeague games. Augustine Rubit scored 17 points to help Bayern win both of their meetings in those games, 73-65 in Munich and 68-77 on the road.

Finding a second scorer in the paint to support Youssoupha Fall in the low post is a challenge for ASVEL. Although ASVEL is making less than half of their two-point attempts (48.8%), Fall has been successful (65.6% 2FG). The home team’s perimeter players, Nando De Colo (47.5% 2FG, David Lighty 47.5%, and Charles Kahudi 45.5%), David Lighty, and Charles Kahudi, must be more productive for ASVEL’s attack to be less predictable and give Fall an even better chance to continue converting easy baskets close to the hoop.

basketball prediction Tip: Winning Margin 3-way Any Other Result (1-5 points difference) at 2.60

Baskonia – Zalgiris

In what has been a meeting of two of the EuroLeague’s surprise teams so far this season, Baskonia (4-4) welcomes Zalgiris (5-3) at Buesa Arena in Vitoria.

With a quick 3-0 start with several first-year players showcasing their skills, including Howard, Thompson, and Kotsar, Baskonia emerged as the side to watch in the early stages of the season. The club has since lost four straight games, with its lone triumph coming against Maccabi in a rout at home. On its home court, where it is 3-1, Baskonia will once again be able to rely on its constant home support. Baskonia lost 79-74 on the road against Monaco.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-4.5) at 1.90

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