Euroleague Basketball Predictions
The action in the Euroleague regular season continues. We have learnt quite a lot of things about this years contestants after a few exciting games and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:
Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.
Efes – Barcelona
This matchup between Anadolu Efes (2-5) and Barcelona (5-2) is expected to be entertaining. It is a rematch of the EuroLeague Championship Game from 2021, in which Efes defeated Barcelona 86–81 to win the continent’s first-ever championship. Last season, Barca defeated Efes twice: 82-77 at home behind 16 points from Jokubaitis and in overtime at Sinan Erdem Dome thanks to 24 points from Sanli.
Efes has lost three straight games. Along with Will Clyburn, Micic (19.4 ppg) has been a backbone for the team (19.3 ppg). In terms of minutes per game, the players are ranked second and first, respectively. There is a lot of space for development in assists (15.3 per game) and three-point shooting (33.5% 3FG), according to Efes head coach Ataman.
Tip: 2 at 2.15
Crvena Zvezda – Asvel Villeurbanne
When Crvena Zvezda (1-6) faces ASVEL Villeurbanne in Belgrade, two clubs in need of a winning streak to resume meet (3-4). More than fifty years after their initial encounter in the 1969–1970 EuroLeague, these clubs will square off for the thirteenth time. In the 2021–22 EuroLeague, each has a 6–6 record versus the other, splitting wins at home. At Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, expect a tactical duel that is tough.
Zvezda is aiming for its second straight victory at home. Its recent cornerstones have been Nedovic (13.7 ppg) and Bentil (13.9 ppg). When Kuzmic made his comeback in Round 7’s matchup with Fenerbahce, he immediately impressed with 9 points, 6 rebounds, and a PIR of 14. In a highly anticipated clash, Kuzmic should play a crucial defensive role in defending Youssoupha Fall.
Tip: 2 (+4.5) at 1.90
Virtus Bologna – Valencia
In a match between two clubs in the middle of the rankings, Virtus Bologna welcomes Valencia. Virtus (3-4) is just 1-2 at home this year despite having won two of its last three games. Valencia (4-3) is 2-1 on the road this year and has won three straight games, including the past two against 2022 playoff teams.
Seven players on Coach Scariolo’s Virtus Italian side, lead by Lundberg, average at least 7 points every game, making them one of the most evenly matched teams in the competition (10.9 ppg.). Since his injured comeback, power forward Shengelia has scored 9.5 points in two games, while Teodosic has scored 14.7 points in his last three contests.
Tip: 1 (-4.5) at 1.90
Bayern Munich – Olympiacos
Bayern Munich (2-5) plays Olympiacos in the Audi Dome in a duel of two very different playing styles (5-2). Bayern scores 73.0 points per game, which puts it in 15th place overall. In its last two wins, that number has increased to 80.0. Olympiacos, which averages 85.9 points per game, is the second-best scoring team in the league and hopes to maintain its perfect road record this year.
Bayern has turned their 0-5 start around with victories over Anadolu Efes and ALBA Berlin. Currently, the club is being led by Winston (11.6 ppg), Harris (8.0 ppg), and Weiler-Babb (8.6 ppg). Veterans Rubit (7.8 ppg) and Lucic (8.6 ppg) may soon be entitled to a larger role.
Tip: Over 158.5 at 1.90
Real Madrid – Alba Berlin
In the Spanish capital, Real Madrid (4-3) will play ALBA Berlin (3-4) in a rematch of two legendary teams in European basketball. Since the sides’ first meeting in 1999, Los Blancos have won nine games in a row against ALBA without losing. Real destroyed ALBA 87-64 in the previous campaign thanks to 17 points from Tavares. An entertaining showdown is anticipated at WiZink Center.
For the first time this season, Real has won two straight games after defeating Anadolu Efes at home and EA7 Milan away. Yabusele’s absence should give Deck (13.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg), Poirier, and even Hezonja (9.1 ppg), additional playing time (10.9 ppg,. 6.4 rpg.).
Tip: Over 163.5 at 1.90
(All prices correct at 17/11/2022, 07:25 CET, subject to change)
News Source: Euroleague.net
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