Euroleague Basketball Predictions
The Euroleague is back! May’s winners, Anadolu Efes will try to defend their crown as one of the 18 European teams ready for the biggest club competition in the continent. Enjoy every single game preview of this season’s 34-round regular season and our expert predictions.
Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.
UNICS Kazan – Bayern
This is the first-ever EuroLeague meeting between these two teams.
One team will get its first win of the season on Tuesday when UNICS Kazan hosts FC Bayern Munich. UNICS dropped to 0-2 on Friday when it lost in overtime to AS Monaco. Mario Hezonja paced the UNICS attack with 17 points and leads the team with 15.5 points per game this season. Coach Perasovic’s side could be even stronger this week if OJ Mayo makes his debut.
Bayern lost its home opener against FC Barcelona on Thursday despite 18 points from Darrun Hilliard. DeShaun Thomas added 14 and is the team’s top scorer on the season with 14.5 points per game. The only previous meeting between these teams was in the 2018 EuroCup Quarterfinals, when Bayern prevailed in the best-of-three series.
Tip: Over 154,5 at 1.86 with bet365
CSKA Moscow – Zenit
- CSKA is 4-0 against Zenit in the EuroLeague.
Two Russian powerhouses clash in the Russian capital on Tuesday when CSKA Moscow hosts Zenit St Petersburg. CSKA (1-1) comes off a big road win at defending champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul in which Toko Shengelia and Johannes Voigtmann combined for 40 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Zenit (2-0) held of Zalgiris Kaunas for its second straight road win and it held the home team to less than 70 points in each. Jordan Loyd ran the show with 19 points and Mateusz Ponitka played a great all-around game with 6 points, 6 boards and 6 assists. These two teams met last month in the VTB United League and CSKA prevailed 81-73 behind 18 points from Will Clyburn.
Tip: 2 (+7.5) at 1.95 with bet365
ALBA Berlin – Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce is 3-0 against ALBA in Istanbul and 4-2 in total this century.
Two teams looking to bounce back from narrow losses meet on Tuesday when ALBA Berlin hosts Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. ALBA (0-2) came up short 67-71 against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne despite 22 points from Maodo Lo and a stellar debut by Oscar da Silva. The German champs have dealt with a rash of injuries recently and have been particularly shorthanded in the paint.
Fenerbahce (1-1) fell 91-87 in the Greek capital against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Jan Vesely posted a double-double to lead five Fenerbahce scorers in double figures, but only seven players scored. The home teams have won five of the six previous games between these teams.
Tip: Fenerbahce Under 83.5 at 1.83 with bet365
Villeurbanne – Efes
- Efes is 6-0 against ASVEL in games this century.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (2-0) will put its perfect record on the line when it hosts defending champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul, which has slumped to a 0-2 start. ASVEL defeated ALBA Berlin by 4 on the road on Friday with the backcourt duo of Chris Jones and Elie Okobo combining for 37 points. ASVEL seeks its first victory over Efes in their seventh EuroLeague meeting.
Efes was outscored by CSKA 96-100 at home in Round 2 despite 32 points from EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic. The game will be a homecoming of sorts for the two Frenchman on the Efes roster, Rodrigue Beaubois and Adrien Moerman, though neither has ever played for ASVEL before. Efes looks to avoid a 0-3 start for the first time since 2017 when it lost its first five games of the season.
Tip: Efes Over 83.5 at 1.80 with bet365
Milano – Maccabi
AX Armani Exchange Milan puts its perfect record on the line when it hosts Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Milan (2-0) comes off a 64-78 road win at Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in which Shavon Shields posted a double-double among seven Milan scorers with at least 8 points. Maccabi (1-1) struggled offensively at home in Round 2 in a 63-75 loss at the hands of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Maccabi swingman James Nunnally returns to the fashion capital where he played during the 2018-19 season. Milan swept Maccabi last season and has won three straight and five of the last six meetings between the teams in Italy.
Tip: 2 at 3.40 with bet365
Baskonia – Panathinaikos
- Almost a classic! Baskonia and Panathinaikos are tied at 14-14 in their meetings this century.
Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz will look for its first win on the season when it hosts Panathinaikos OPAP Athens on Tuesday night. Baskonia (0-2) scored just 64 points in falling at home to AX Armani Exchange Milan in Round 2 on Friday. Simone Fontecchio led the Baskonia attack with 16 points and Wade Baldwin IV added 14 points and 4 assists in his debut with the club.
Panathinaikos (1-1) comes off a wild come-from-behind victory over Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul which Nemanja Nedovic sealed with 20 points. Last season Baskonia swept the season series from the Greens including a 21-point victory at home. It totaled 190 points in those two wins.
Tip: 2 (+5.5) at 1.83 with bet365
(All prices correct at 12/10/2021, 10:15 CET, subject to change)
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