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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 17 – Tuesday

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Khimki – Olympiacos

Khimki Moscow Region will try to put an end to an eight-game losing streak on Tuesday when it hosts Olympiacos Piraeus, which wants to end a three-game slide of its own. Khimki (2-14), which is last in the standings, returns home after three consecutive road games. Olympiacos (7-8) with finish out 2020 with a second straight road game. The Reds are 4-3 on the road this season.

For Khimki, the troubles remain its porous defense and many turnovers. The team allows the most points in the league (88.3 ppg.) on a league-high 41.9% three-point shooting while on offense committing an average of 15.3 turnovers committed per game. The keys to ending the losing streak involve improved defense and taking better care of the ball.

Olympiacos’s 35.5% three-point shooting is third-worst in the league and the Reds are also near the bottom of the rebounding standings with just 30.6 per game. Trusting its experienced players, performing better on the glass and getting open shots for its shooters would give Olympiacos a leg up in this contest.

Kostas Papanikolaou is out with an injury. Olympiacos has 1-8 in the Euroleague when Papanikolaou does not play.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-2.0) at 1.90 with bet365
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Efes – Real Madrid

Anadolu Efes Istanbul will look to prove it’s turned a corner when it hosts the hottest team in the league, Real Madrid, on Tuesday. Efes (8-8) ended a three-game losing streak when it bested FC Barcelona last week and now wants to get a winning streak going. That won’t be easy against Real (11-5), which has now won five in a row behind a red-hot Walter Tavares.

Efes has struggled on the glass this season with a league-low 29.7 rebounds per game and it won’t get any easier against Real. Coach Ataman’s men have done well in taking care of the ball, allowing just 11.3 turnovers per game. A better rebounding showing and a low number of turnovers – combined with another strong showing from star guards Shane Larkin and Vasilije Micic – could be the keys for Efes.

Real is among the league leaders in assists (19.5 apg.) and two-point shooting (57.2%), which go hand in hand. The team’s deep backcourt and great ball movement help Real get good looks from all over the court, which is vital against a tough team such as Efes. The likes of Sergio Llull, Nicolas Laprovittola, Fabien Causeur, Jaycee Carroll and Albert Abalde must be on their game at both ends to propel their team on both ends.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+3.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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ALBA Berlin – Zalgiris

The champions of Germany and Lithuania will clash on Tuesday when ALBA Berlin hosts Zalgiris Kaunas. ALBA (6-9) will look to put an end to a two-game slide and will have to do so without Coach Aito Reneses Garcia, who tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. ALBA has won three of its last four games at home. Zalgiris (9-5) has lost its last two road games at the hands of CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid, but Coach Martin Schiller’s had won six in a row on the road before that.

ALBA has struggled on defense this season, allowing teams to make a league-high 57.1% of their two-point shots, which leads to 83.6 points scored per game. Stronger interior play will be needed to shore things up, as ALBA is outrebounded by 2.6 rebounds per game on average.

Zalgiris’s 44.2% three-point shooting not only leads the league, but it’s the highest by any team in nearly two decades. It also leads the league in free-throw accuracy (87.8%). With the offense buzzing with efficiency, and the team allowing the fewest rebounds in the league (28.8 rpg.), lowering the percentages of the opponents shooting (55.1% 2FG, 38.6% 3FG) could be the key for Zalgiris.

Steve Vasturia will be sidelined at least until mid-February with a knee injury.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 158.0 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 29/12/2020, 09:45 CET, subject to change)

Maccabi – Zenit

Two teams coming off spirited wins meet on Tuesday when Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv hosts Zenit St Petersburg. Maccabi (7-9) bested Panathinaikos OPAP Athens last week and has won four of its last five games to climb into the middle pack in the standings. Zenit (9-5) routed Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade in Round 16 and in just its second season in the competition is sitting in sixth place. However, Zenit has lost its last two road games entering this showdown on the Israeli coast.

Maccabi has made the most of its length and depth in recent weeks will try to do the same against Zenit to dominate the boards and stay aggressive on defense for 40 minutes. Where the team could stand to take a step forward is with its three-point shooting (35.5%). If Wilbekin, Chris Jones, Elijah Bryant or Tyler Dorsey get hot from deep, Maccabi will be in good shape.

It’s all about defense for Zenit, which has allowed the second-fewest points (72.6 ppg.) in the league. However, its slow pace has Zenit scoring the third-fewest points on offense (75.6 ppg.). In Tel Aviv, Zeit must aim to control the pace and fight on the glass against a Maccabi side that leads the league in that category (35.9 rpg.).

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.75 with bet365
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Baskonia – Valencia

The EuroLeague will feature a showdown of Spanish-League clubs on Tuesday when TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz hosts Valencia Basket. Baskonia (7-8) is in good spirits after last week’s road win at AX Armani Exchange Milan, which snapped a three-game losing streak and sent it to a share of 10th place in the standings. Coach Dusko Ivanovic’s side has lost its last two games at home and is 4-4 at Buesa Arena this season. Valencia (10-6) has won three of its last four games and has a winning record (4-3) on the road this season.

Valencia takes good care of the ball, but facing the league-leader in steals (Baskonia averaged 7.9 steals per game), the visitors must put an extra emphasis on that. If Baskonia is able to disrupt Valencia’s excellent ball movement, which has led to league-bests in both assists (20.9 apg.) and two-point shooting (59.9%), it will be in a promising position in this game.

Valencia has allowed the fourth-most points (81.2 ppg.) this season and the number skyrockets to 84.3 points in losses. Baskonia is third in the league in rebounds (34.9 rpg.) – and second in offensive rebounds (11.5). A strong effort on the glass to deny Baskonia points in transition and second-chance opportunities could be the recipe for success on the road.

Vanja Marinkovic has missed Valencia’s last 11 games due to a shoulder 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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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday 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.

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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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