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NBA basketball Preview and Tips 2017-18

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The new season in the NBA starts in a few hours and it is more than clear who is this year’s favorite. It is not easy to give NBA predictions today, but we will give it a go. The current champions Golden State Warriors are the team most people bet their money on to win a second successive title and 3rd in 4 years.

Who can beat the Warriors?

The addition of KD last year was the cheery on top of the cake for a team with so much talent that is trying to leave behind it a dynasty like the Chicago Bulls did before. It does not come as a surprise that GS Warriors are priced at 1.55 (11/20 UK) to win the title. Second favorite is Cleveland Cavaliers and King Lebron, priced at 6.00 (5/1 UK).

Great expectations

The pre-season built great expectations. The experts called it the best off-season ever in the NBA. Some transfers and swaps were so unexpected and shocking that they could change the balance between teams. Kyrie Irving‘s move to Boston from Cleveland was the most discussed in the summer. It included the move of Isiah Thomas vice versa.

Oklahoma City Thunders look sharper having signed Paul George and Carmelo Antony. Jimmy Butler left Chicago for Minnesota while Chris Paul will play along-side James Harden after jumping to Houston.

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Wild, Wild West!

It is the teams of the West Conference that have strengthened more and it is now even harder to determine which teams will get a play-offs place. Competition is huge and only the top-4 looks a bit clear because of the presence of Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. Most of the remaining teams have a chance, with less or more possibilities.

The current odds show that 5 of the 7 favorites to win the title come from the West, which proves why it is… wilder than ever.

 

Maybe the Spurs are the team less improved regarding to the squad, but nobody can write off the super coach Gregg Popovich and hos experienced set of players.

 

As for the 4 positions left to fight for, Minnesota looks as the underdogs with the addition of Butler, Gibson and Crawford helping the already talented side. So, the Timberwolves might be the team to watch during this exciting season. Minnesota is priced at 1.95 with bet365 to exceed the mark of 48.5 wins.

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East and the Beast!

On the East coast things are different. A number of good players left to travel west and the games here might prove more interesting and challenging with more surprises on the long way of the regular season. Cleveland Cavaliers are definitely the team for the others to beat. Thomas, Wade and Rose are more than capable to make everyone forget about Irving and make the champions of 2015-16 lead the conference. It looks quite safe to say that they will exceed the 54 wins needed to make the odds of 1.71 with bet365 a winning bet.

Behind the Cavaliers, there will be great competition including the renewed Boston Celtics, the always with quality Toronto Raptors and the team of the capital Washington Wizards. Not to forget the 76ers, who hope to return in the NBA’s elite.

The -always have to mention from respect- Chicago Bulls might have another low season and the scenario is similar for the New York Knicks.

What The… Buck?

But here, allow me to say who can be the team to break the odds. Milwaukee Bucks. A team that reached the play-offs last season gaining 9 positions and having a positive win percentage for the first time after 2010. It will not be a surprise if they jump in this year’s percentage too, so the 46.5 wins looks a must and is priced at 1.95 with bet365.

It seems Milwaukee will go as far as Giannis can take them.

With another year of experience for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker heading into next season, Milwaukee is expected to compete for a top-four seed in the East. The Greek Freak experienced a meteoric rise last season, delivering career highs in almost every statistical category. He won the Most Improved Player Award, played in the All Star Game and ended the season on second-team All-NBA. He starts the season coming from an injury, but with MVP buzz now circulating around the four-year pro, it seems as though Milwaukee will go as far as Giannis can take them.

The main concern is the Bucks’ lack of scoring punch outside of Antetokounmpo. Jabari Parker looked to be a perfect wingman for Giannis after scoring 20 points per game in 51 contests last season, but he is sidelined until the All-Star break. Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon can’t be counted on for large outputs, and Greg Monroe will likely see a reduction in playing time with the rise of Maker. Middleton has to emerge as Milwaukee’s No. 2 option behind Giannis.

Barring any health setbacks, Milwaukee should find itself competing for one of the East’s top seeds next season. If they manage to come to the top of the Central Division, a bet at 8.50 (15-2 UK) will be paid to those risk takers. Or should I see to… us risk takers?

Enough said, time for NBA action. Enjoy!

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Real Madrid vs Man City Prediction Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Real Madrid vs Man City play in the Champions League semi-final. Four teams are still in the race of the title in a historical season, where there is no more away goal advantage.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information provided by UEFA, so check out our Champions League tips today.

The football predictions are, as always, from livetipster. So, before you make your selections, you’d better read the injuries and suspensions for the Champions League. We have used several sources to come up with these lists.

Wednesday, 04/05/2022

Real Madrid vs Man City possible line-ups

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Nacho, Mendy; Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Out: Hazard (leg)
Doubtful: Alaba (adductor), Bale (back)

Man. City: Ederson; João Cancelo, Rúben Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden
Out: Walker (ankle)
Doubtful: Stones (muscle), Aké (knock)

Real Madrid vs Man City prediction

Real Madrid’s qualification is found at odds of 4.00+ and is definitely worth a look. The 13-time winner of the competition has achieved several milestones, and coming back from a goal difference against the Citizens doesn’t count as such. We will be more cautious with our prediction, leaving a large window of opportunity for the favorite, who is the guest. Our prediction is “2-3 goals” in the match, which covers the scenario of a 2-1 correct score, which would send the match into extra time.

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.20


Source: www.uefa.com

Football Tips: livetipster.com

(All prices correct at 02/05/2022, 23:45 CET, subject to change)

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Olympiacos vs Monaco prediction & preview

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Euroleague Basketball Predictions

Euroleague basketball predictions Olympiacos vs Monaco in Game 5 of the Euroleague play-offs. The series is at 2-2.

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Olympiacos vs Monaco (2-2)

Olympiacos will face Monaco in the final game of the 2022 EuroLeague Playoffs, which will be held at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus, Greece.

In Game 5, all the focus will be on Olympiacos, who are playing in their maiden EuroLeague season and have nothing to lose. Veteran leaders can make a major difference in these situations, and the Reds have three of them in multiple-time champs Sloukas, Papanikolaou, and Printezis. Olympiacos must avoid falling behind early in the game since the pressure will mount if they are chasing, and relying on their experience to set the tone on both ends could be the difference.

So far in the playoffs, Monaco has caused the most turnovers (13.3 per game), and winning the turnover war and turning some of those turnovers into easy baskets could be crucial in Game 5. Monaco has shot extraordinarily effectively on two-pointers (63.4 percent) and free throws (90.9 percent) in the two games it has won, which is crucial in this crucial road game. Monaco’s eight regular-season road victories were third in the league, and one more would set a new club record.

Olympiacos vs Monaco prediction

Olympiacos is the big favorite here, however the home win at such low odds is not worth betting on. We’ll go with the total points, expecting the pressure to keep the teams low in scoring.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 155.5 at 1.90

(All prices correct at 04/05/2022, 08:35 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

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Villareal vs Liverpool Prediction Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Villareal vs Liverpool play in the Champions League semi-final. Four teams are still in the race of the title in a historical season, where there is no more away goal advantage.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information provided by UEFA, so check out our Champions League tips today.

The football predictions are, as always, from livetipster. So, before you make your selections, you’d better read the injuries and suspensions for the Champions League. We have used several sources to come up with these lists.

Tuesday, 03/05/2022

Villareal vs Liverpool possible line-ups

Villarreal: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupiñán; Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin; Lo Celso, Moreno, Paco Alcàcer
Out: Albert Moreno (knee), Pino (muscular)
Doubtful: Gerard Moreno (muscular), Albiol (muscular), Coquelin (muscular), Danjuma (muscular)

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcántara; Salah, Mané, Luis Díaz
Out: Firmino (foot)

Villareal vs Liverpool prediction

Villarreal have earned everyone’s respect in the last three months and we have decided not to bet against them in the second game. In Liverpool, we did well with the prediction of a home win & Under 3.5 goals (2.00).

Here, we think the goal range will be between 2 and 3, but we’ll leave the Reds’ win out of our selection. The odds of 2.05 are enough after all.

In moredetail, it is possible to see Villarreal take the lead and the match end at 1-1 when they will be forced to go out looking for a second goal. With this scenario in mind, and many other possible ones covered by our prediction, we have reached our pick.

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.05


Source: www.uefa.com

Football Tips: livetipster.com

(All prices correct at 02/05/2022, 23:45 CET, subject to change)

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