Euroleague Basketball Predictions
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Fenerbahce – Panathinaikos
Inside, the Yellow Canaries are led by Vesely and Booker. They have the club rated second in the league in two-point accuracy (56.9%), though the backcourt deserves a lot of credit for that; Fenerbahce is also second in assists (18.1 apg.). Against Panathinaikos, star center Papagiannis may occasionally obstruct the way to the basket, and the Greens are second in the league in blocked shots thanks to his presence (3.1 bpg.) Panathinaikos, on the other hand, has given up the most offensive rebounds per game (11.6) and has been outrebounded by 3.4 per game. Fenerbahce might win their final home game if it can keep control of the paint.
This season, Panathinaikos’ backcourt has not produced at a high level for 40 minutes per game. The Greens are lowest in the league in steals (5.2 per 100 possessions), third in three-point accuracy (33.5 percent), and fourth in assists (15.2 apg.). Although Nemanja Nedovic and Daryl Macon have put up good numbers for the team, Panathinaikos will struggle to finish the season on a winning note unless they improve in the aforementioned categories.
Tip: Over 153.5 at 1.90 with bet365
Real Madrid – Bayern
The team’s biggest stars are big men, but they make room for the perimeter players to make threes, and when they do, Real is much stronger. Coach Laso, on the other hand, has a problem when they don’t. In its ten losses this season, Real has shot just 27.3 percent from beyond the arc, which is the lowest in the league. It has made 37.5 percent of its three-point shots in wins, on the other hand. In wins, the club averages 10.3 triples per game, which is 3.4 higher than in losses. In other words, if Real’s threes are falling, they are a far more dangerous squad.
Real is the league’s greatest rebounding team, averaging 38.9 rebounds per game and outrebounding opponents by an average of 8.1 boards per game. It also ranks second in offensive rebounds per game with 11.9 per game. Bayern is lowest in the standings, averaging 30.5 rebounds per game, but allowing the fewest offensive rebounds (9.3 per game). The more problems Hunter, Rubit, and Lucic can cause Los Blancos in the rebounding department, the better Bayern’s prospects become.
Tip: 2 (+10.0) at 1.90 with bet365
Crvena Zvezda – Anadolu Efes
The formula for defeating Efes may appear straightforward, but it is far from it when facing the reigning champions. While Efes leads the league in scoring with 83.0 points per game, Zvezda is in last place with 73.2 points per game. Despite the fact that Efes is coming off a Wednesday game, its players prefer a fast-paced game. Efes’ chances improve if it can control the tempo and grind out half-court possessions, especially at home. Even yet, the hosts will need to make a few more three-pointers than usual, as Zvezda ranks lowest in the league in three-point accuracy (32.4%).
Rebounding has been one of Efes’ difficulties this season. Coach Ataman’s team has been outrebounded by an average of 2.2 boards per game and has allowed the second-most offensive rebounds per game in the league (11.1). Furthermore, Zvezda dominates the offensive glass, averaging 11.1 per game, the third-highest in the league. It might make a major difference in Belgrade if Efes’ big men can seal down the glass and get the club moving in transition.
Tip: 2 (-6.5) at 1.90 with bet365
Monaco – Alba Berlin
Monaco has surrendered the second-highest number of points in the league this season (80.8 ppg), which rises to 87.6 in defeat. This season, Monaco is 2-11 when its opponents score more than 80 points. When ALBA reaches that number, it is 9-2. A 92-84 ALBA triumph in the German capital in Round 17 is one of them. To complete the regular season on a winning note, Monaco must prioritize defense this time.
While ALBA and Monaco have similar strengths — they are fourth and fifth in offensive rebounds, respectively, and fifth and fourth in three-point accuracy – one area where they differ dramatically is in ball handling. ALBA has the second-fewest turnovers in the league (11.3 per game), while Monaco has the third-fewest (13.7). Despite the fact that ALBA’s excellent ball movement has resulted in more assists (17.2 per cent) than Monaco (15.4%), it cannot afford to lose so many possessions on the road. Monaco is also fourth in terms of steals (7.1 spg.). ALBA’s chances of winning improve if Lo, Blatt, and Smith can produce nice looks for the team while committing few turnovers.
Tip: 1 (-5.5) at 1.95 with bet365
(All prices correct at 08/04/2022, 07:40 CET, subject to change)
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