Euroleague Basketball Predictions
The Euroleague is already heating up and this week we welcome a double round. We already have a good sample to learn the teams, however injuries and changes in their rosters need a lot of research. We’ve done it though, 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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Monaco – Efes
In form Monaco (5-2) will look to make it six straight games against an Efes squad (3-4) hoping that their victory over Zalgiris last week is the beginning of a comeback. This is the opening tip-off of the week. There is plenty of talent in the backcourt, as Thompson (11.6 ppg., 3 apg.) and Larkin (13.1 ppg., 5.7 apg.) will face off against Mike James (18.6 ppg., 5.4 apg.) and Okobo (10.1 ppg., 3.4 apg.). With Alpha Diallo making six of his nine attempts at three points against ASVEL last week, Monaco is the second most accurate club in the league (39%). In Round 7, Derek Willis recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, a feat that Efes will be hoping for again.
Over 161.5 at 1.88
Maccabi – Olympiacos
With a hard-fought victory over Bayern last week to kick off its temporary residency in Belgrade, Maccabi (4-2) will welcome Olympiacos (3-4), which has dropped its past two games, in an attempt to move up into the crucial top six. Wade Baldwin made his season debut last week with 12 points after returning from injury. He will put Lorenzo Brown (15.7 ppg., 8.5 apg.) to the test against the Olympiacos defence, which has been playing with characteristic stinginess by allowing just 75 points per game. Despite Isaiah Canaan scoring 12.1 points on 50% three-point shooting, the Reds have struggled offensively, averaging just 76.1 points (third-worst in the league).
3-Way Winning Margin – No win more than 6p. at 2.65
Virtus Bologna – Armani Milano
In the first Italian derby of the season, Virtus (5-2) will try to go back to winning ways after losing its last five games in Madrid, while Milan (2-5) will hope that last week’s significant victory over Valencia serves as a springboard for more wins. The game’s highlight matchup features two elegant power forwards, Mirotic (24.7 PIR) and Shengelia (23.1 PIR), who have the best average PIRs in the competition thus far. Elsewhere, Virtus will use Cordinier, who averages more playing time (24:38) than anybody other than Shengelia, to run its backcourt. Milan’s all-action Shields will try to get back to normal after a rare poor performance last week (0 points on 7 field goal tries).
2 at 2.50
Valencia – Real Madrid
Valencia Basket (5-2) will try to defeat Real Madrid (6-0), something no team has accomplished since Partizan in Game 2 of the playoffs the previous year. There will be extra pressure on Valencia guard Chris Jones (11.3 ppg, 4.7 apg) to contend with Real Madrid’s erratic Campazzo, who leads the league with an average 8.7 assists and won last week’s MVP award, now that Jared Harper is sidelined due to injury. With four players averaging double-digit scoring, led by Yabusele (12.8 ppg), Real tops the league in average points scored (88 points). Against Real’s lineup of big men, Valencia’s strong rebounding will be crucial. Real faces a familiar opponent in former Barcelona big man Davies (10.6 ppg.).
Over 158.5 at 1.95
Crvena Zvezda – Fenerbahce
Zvezda (2-5), who nearly upset Barcelona last week away from home, will try to defeat Fenerbahce (5-2), a team that is also eager to get back to winning after suffering a heartbreaking loss to Partizan in Round 7. Despite having a 44-27 rebounding edge, Zvezda was defeated in Barcelona by Luka Mitrovic, who had a fantastic game with 22 points and 6 offensive rebounds. Zvezda’s propensity to steal offensive rebounds will be countered by the Turkish squad with the strength of Georgios Papagiannis, who is expected to raise his season average of 3.1 boards per game. Fans can expect a feast of skillful passing between two of the greatest players to have ever played in Europe for the backcourt matchup between the in-form Milos Teodosic (5.7 apg) and the all-time leading assist leader Calathes (3.2 apg), who is questionable for Wednesday due to his absence from his team’s most recent game.
1 by 1-5 points at 5.80
(All prices correct at 14/11/2023, 00:00 CET, subject to change)
News Source: Euroleague.net
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