Euroleague Predictions – Friday matches

Euroleague Basketball Predictions

Following the NBA, Euroleague has introduced the play-in round, to keep more teams interested to the end of the regular season. Maccabi has already advanced to the playoffs and one more is to follow on Friday. Let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

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Baskonia – Virtus Bologna

  • The winner will play Real Madrid in a best-of-five series with home disadvantage at the play-offs.

Baskonia lost. It was that simple, as this statement is. Maccabi started quickly in the first half, until star power forward Moneke injured his ankle. The final score was 113-85 after trailing 55-36 at halftime. The confidence after last Friday’s Virtus win was vanished, but could return facing the Italians very shortly after the win in Bologna.

Virtus Bologna, some 1,000 kilometres away in Istanbul, was also attacked early by Efes but, unlike Baskonia, survived. Head coach Luca Banchi made some adjustments and the game continued to play at Virtus’s pace, with the visitors trailing 36-35 at halftime and 50-48 after 30 minutes. Virtus won 64-67 in the fourth quarter after tremendous plays on both ends.

Baskonia will likely use Howard and Miller-McIntyre to force a playoff series against Real Madrid without Moneke. After his 34-point performance in Round 34’s 91-95 win at Virtus Segafredo Arena, Virtus players may have nightmares about meeting Howard in a one-off game. The 25-year-old was unstoppable, but he’ll be eager to reply after scoring 14 points against Maccabi on Tuesday, 5.3 below his average.

Miller-McIntyre may also draw notice after scoring 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 13 assists in Baskonia’s Round 14 loss to Virtus and 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 7 assists in their win in Italy. He may not score like Howard, but he loves to get his teammates involved and can make magic in front of a passionate Buesa Arena crowd.

Virtus possesses defensive players like Pajola and Hackett to challenge Miller-McIntyre and Howard.

With all the above thoughts, we predict less than 168.5 points in the game, a bet that should usually be combined with the possibility of an overtime, that could bring the sum up and make us lose.

Under 168.5 points at 1.92

(All prices correct at 19/04/2024, 10:00 CET, subject to change)

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