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Zenit – Crvena Zvezda

Two teams from the bottom half of the table coming off uplifting wins meet on Friday when Zenit St Petersburg faces Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Zenit stunned Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on a late game-winning triple from Andrew Albicy. Zenit is 1-6 in home games this season, but this one is different because Zenit’s home will be Basket Hall Kazan. Zvezda roared past Olympiacos Piraeus thanks to a big game from Lorenzo Brown, but the Serbian champs are 2-5 on the road and four of those losses have come by double figures. This will be the first-ever meeting between the sides.

Zenit has struggled at home this season; its 71.7 points per game at home is a league-low. The team has averaged 79.5 points per game in victories. Zenit must find a way to enjoy its home-court support and get the offense flowing at home. Now that Coach Joan Plaza has nearly his entire roster available, Zenit would be wise to enjoy its depth and play at a faster pace all night long. That could be the trick to winning back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Zvezda is tied for last in the league in scoring with 73.1 points per game and has scored more than 80 points in a game only three times this season; it is 2-1 in those games. The reasons for Zvezda’s low scoring include being ranked last in two-point shooting (46.7%), second-to-least in assists (15.1 apg.) and third-to-last in three-point accuracy (34.0%). Zenit’s defense is not among the toughest around having allowed 81.5 points on 52.4% two-point shooting, 39.6% on threes and 19.5 assists per game. If Zvezda takes advantage to score in the 80s, it could find itself challenging for an important road win.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.70 with bet365
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Fenerbahce – Valencia

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul returns to action on Friday night when it welcomes Valencia Basket for a Round 16 contest. Fenerbahce has hit another bump in the road and lost its last three games, including a heartbreaking 81-84 home loss to Zenit St Petersburg on the buzzer last week. Valencia has won two of its last three games, but fell in Round 15 at AX Armani Olimpia Milan, 78-71. These two playoff hopefuls will play in a direct duel that could prove decisive in the long run.

Vladimir Stimac left the team this week and Malcolm Thomas has arrived in his place to try to bring some new morale to the team. The team is averaging less than 80 points per game and is the only team in the league with less than 30 rebounds per game. The hosts need to play with heart and with the support of their fans to try to get out of this unusual situation.

Valencia arrives in Istanbul to face a wounded opponent. At this moment Valencia outpoints Fenerbahce in scoring, rebounds and average PIR. The visitors have found their rhythm in the competition and will try to take advantage of Fenerbahce’s struggles. However, the hosts are talented, courageous and could turn the tide at any given moment, so Valencia will have to work hard to make sure that does not happen in this game.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-7.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Bayern – Zalgiris

Bayern comes into this game after a tough home loss against FC Barcelona – its seventh defeat in the last 10 games. Zalgiris has lost its last nine games, all by single digits, and looks for a win that can ignite a major comeback. Vladimir Lucic (12.3 ppg.) has been Bayern’s top scorer until now, followed by Greg Monroe (12.2 ppg.) and Maodo Lo (10.5 ppg.). Jock Landale (11.5 ppg.), Zach LeDay (11.3 ppg.) and Thomas Walkup (9.1 ppg., 4.7 apg.) have led Zalgiris so far.

Bayern ranks 17th in total rebounds this season (31.4 rpg.) and is last in offensive boards (8.2 orpg.). A bigger collective effort is needed to raise those numbers and make the team even more competitive. Bayern is shooting fewer three-point shots than any other team (18.7 per game) but at a good percentage (38.4%). Finding good looks from downtown for its best shooters – Petteri Koponen, Alex King and Vladimir Lucic – may prove important for the German champs.

Zalgiris ranks last in three-point shooting percentage (31.0%) despite generating good shots with a patient, dedicated offense. Unlike Bayern, Zalgiris is powering the offensive glass with great effectiveness (11.5 orpg.), and the Lithuanian champion must keep looking for those valuable second-chance points. Without Grigonis, Walkup and Arturas Milaknis will see extended playing time and getting them involved on offense will be important for Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius’s team.

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Barcelona – Olympiacos

Two teams with different dynamics will put an end to 2019 together when co-leader FC Barcelona (12-3) hosts Olympiacos Piraeus (6-9) for Round 16. After a big home loss to CSKA, Barca has managed to win four in a row including its last game on the road at Bayern, 67-77. On the other side, Olympiacos has lost three of its last four games, including its last one at Zvezda, 88-81. The hosts will play to end the year with at least a share of the top spot while the Reds will try to get back on the winning path in one of the toughest arenas to start 2020 with some momentum.

Barca seems to have found its rhythm again after the wake-up call loss against CSKA. The hosts have the fourth-best defense in the league, and a roster full of individual talent at an offensive level, which makes for a deadly combination. Also, the team has allowed the fewest rebounds in the league (30.9 rpg.). Dominating the glass is one way to keep the ‘Comeback Kids’ under control.

Olympiacos needs wins right now. The trip to Barcelona doesn’t look like the best opportunity on paper, but the Reds’ capacity to fight and survive is legendary. Vassilis Spanoulis will be motivated to look for a once-in-a-lifetime record in the home of the current holder of that record and that will probably spark the team into high gear. Barcelona is a talented team on fire, but it has shown its weaknesses and the visitors will try to exploit them. An injury is keeping Milutinov out.

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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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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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