Euroleague Basketball Predictions
The action in the Euroleague regular season continues with the first round for 2023. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.
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Alba Berlin – Baskonia
ALBA (4-12), which finished 2022 in the best possible way by finally breaking a 12-game losing streak with last week’s triumph at ASVEL, will hope for an equally strong start to the New Year by defeating co-leader Baskonia (11-5). But it won’t be easy against a visiting club that is riding high after winning six straight games thanks to an explosive attack. ALBA must find a method to shut down three-point shooting specialist Markus Howard, who leads the competition with 3.3 triples per game.
Tip: Over 166.5 at 1.90
Zalgiris – Fenerbahce
The first game of 2023 features threatening Zalgiris (8-8) hosting struggling Fenerbahce (10-6) in Kaunas. Fenerbahce’s season is in jeopardy following four straight defeats, and Coach Dimitris Itoudis’ men have a difficult assignment against a Zalgiris club that has already beaten Real Madrid and Barcelona at home this season. The first objective for Fenerbahce will be to match the home team’s unrelenting hustling, with Zalgiris ranked third in the league in rebounding (34.9 rebounds per game).
Tip: 2 (-3.5) at 1.90
Barcelona – Virtus Bologna
After defeating one heavyweight in a thrilling victory against Fenerbahce, Virtus (7-9) will strive for another notable scalp when it travels to co-leader Barcelona (11-5). Last week’s triumph over Zvezda saw Barcelona set a club record with 17 triples, one of which came from Nikola Mirotic on the last buzzer to force overtime. To stop the likes of Mirotic and Tomas Satoransky, who hit a personal-best 5 triples in Belgrade, Virtus will need to play excellent perimeter defence.
Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90
Bayern – Panathinaikos
Two teams hoping for a fresh start in 2023 meet in Munich, where Bayern (5-11) looks to snap a two-game losing streak against Panathinaikos (6-10), which has lost four in a row. Indeed, the Greens’ performance in last week’s humiliating loss to local rival Olympiacos was so poor that Bayern must be prepared for a significant response from the visiting squad. The home fans will be greeted by one of their previous coaches: Panathinaikos manager Dejan Radonjic guided the German team to back-to-back domestic titles between 2018 and 2020.
Tip: 2 at 2.05
Partizan – Monaco
Partizan (7-9) will look for a fourth straight win against co-leader Monaco (11-5), which has the competition’s joint-best road record (5-3) but will be haunted by memories of blowing a 17-point lead to lose in Milan in its last road game. This is the first time the two sides have met in the EuroLeague, and it might result in an offensive explosion as Roca Team wants for more inspiration from last week’s MVP Elie Okobo, while the host will rely on shooting star Kevin Punter once more (14.6 points per game).
Tip: Monaco Over 86.5 at 2.60
(All prices correct at 05/01/2023, 00:00 CET, subject to change)
News Source: Euroleague.net
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