Euroleague Basketball Predictions
The Euroleague is already heating up after a few rounds. We have a good sample to learn from teams while they’re still getting formed to get stronger during the open transfer window. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up.
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OLYMPIACOS – BASKONIA
After showcasing head coach Dusko Ivanovic’s comeback with a thrilling victory at home, Baskonia (2-4) will want to solidify its comeback against a struggling Olympiacos (3-3) squad. Chima Moneke’s comeback was crucial to Baskonia’s victory since he scored 16 points, including the game-winning free throws. He will face Alec Peters, a former forward for Baskonia, this week. Peters leads Olympiacos with 13 points per game and has scored in double figures in five of the team’s six games thus far. The struggle between Markus Howard, the main scorer for Baskonia, and defensive standout Thomas Walkup will be crucial. Howard has averaged 20.3 points per game in the previous three games.
Under 159.5 at 1.90
EFES – ZALGIRIS
Efes (2-4) and Zalgiris (3-3) square off as two clubs in desperate need of a win. Both have lost their last two games. Erdem Can, the coach of the Efes, must figure out how to get his offensive trio—Shayne Larkin, Darius Thompson, and Will Clyburn—to work well together after watching his club finish third in the league with an average of just 76.3 points per game. Efes has to improve their long-range accuracy; thus far, they are only making 33.1% of their three-point shots. On the other hand, Zalgiris leads the league in 3-point accuracy (42%), with rookie player Dovydas Giedraitis hitting an incredible 6-of-7. However, after giving up at least 82 points in each of their previous four games, the Lithuanian club has to tighten up defensively, so this might be Efes’ chance to shine.
2/1 at HT/FT at 6.30
MACCABI – BAYERN
Maccabi (3-2) welcomes struggling Bayern (2-4), who has lost three straight, to its first “home” game at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in Belgrade without an attendance. With an average of 22.6 assists each game, Maccabi outrebounds all other teams in the league, highlighted by Lorenzo Brown’s league-best 8.8 average. For Bayern, which averages a league-low 14 assists per game, things are much different. The ruggedness of Serge Ibaka (7 rebounds per game) and Isaac Bonga (6.0 rebounds per game) gives Pablo Laso’s squad a greater chance of victory, but Josh Nebo (6.4 rebounds per game) may also cause havoc on the boards for Maccabi.
2 (+6.5) at 1.88
MILANO – VALENCIA
Two clubs travelling very different routes meet in Italy as high-flying surprise package Valencia (5-1) hosts struggling Milan (1-5). The visitors, who rank second in the league with 70.8 points allowed per game, depend on a solid defence and team mentality. Chris Jones, who averages 11.3 points and 4.7 assists, is in charge of the Valencia offence. Milan has struggled to establish consistency during their four-game losing streak, as seen by the fact that Shavon Shields leads the team in assists with just 3.7 per game. Head coach Ettore Messina’s team has suffered greatly in this regard. In order to keep the pace against a self-assured visitor, the hosts will resort to their collection of big men, which includes Johannes Voigtmann (9.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg).
Over 152.5 at 1.95
PARTIZAN – FENERBAHCE
Partizan (2-4) hopes to bounce back from their thrilling loss to Fenerbahce (5-1), who has won four straight games, by defeating them. The Turkish squad has won because to their effective offence, which has led to 10.3 fewer turnovers per game than any other club. Their defence has also produced a league-high 4.8 thefts. In terms of scoring (86.2 points per game) and two-point shooting percentage (61.8%), Partizan leads the league. With 12.7 points per game, James Nunnally leads Partizan in scoring. His skill set will be extremely helpful against his previous team, which boasts a dynamic forward of their own in Nigel Hayes-Davis, who scored 9 points, pulled down 7 rebounds, and dishevelled 4 assists in the team’s victory against Olympiacos last week. In Belgrade however, we will see a much weakened side due to injury blows (Calathes, Pierre).
1 (-6.5) at 2.20
REAL MADRID – VIRTUS BOLOGNA
Real (5-0), the unbeaten leader in the rankings, will host Virtus (5-1), who has won five straight games, in a pivotal matchup at the top of the standings. If October MVP Toko Shengelia of Virtus makes his anticipated injury comeback on Friday night, he’ll square up against the explosive Guerschon Yabusele. With Virtus leading the league in two-point shooting accuracy (576.6%) and Real ranking third (57.3%), those two stars will be key players in the struggle for inside domination. A highly physical game is expected, and in-form Real big man Vincent Poirier (12.6 ppg., 5.6 rpg.) and Virtus veteran Jordan Mickey (12.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg.) will both be crucial.
2 at HT at 3.40
(All prices correct at 09/11/2023, 10:00 CET, subject to change)
News Source: Euroleague.net
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