Euroleague Predictions – Friday matches

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The Euroleague is already heating up and this week we’ve welcomed a double round. There was intsense action on Round 8 and now we are on Round 9. 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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Zalgiris – Bayern

Zalgiris (3-5) will look to snap a four-game losing streak after hosting Bayern (3-5), who ended their own losing streak the same night with a convincing victory over Partizan. Bayern will be looking to rebound after a close loss from Panathinaikos in Athens on Wednesday. Pablo Laso’s Bayern team’s victory was largely due to a much-improved offensive showing in the backcourt, as Carsen Edwards scored 21 points and Sylvain Francisco added 17. Zalgiris will be counting on big men Kevarrius Hayes and Laurynas Birutis to considerably raise their respective season averages of 6.6 and 5.5 points per game, as they have struggled to build an inside game this season, making just 52.6% of their inside shots.

2 (+5.5) at 1.95

ASVEL Villeurbanne – Baskonia

ASVEL (2-6) visits hot-starting Baskonia (4-4) in a matchup in France between two teams whose confidence has been restored under new coaching direction. Under Pozzecco, the hosts have won two of their three games. Most recently, they defeated ALBA away on the road because to yet another outstanding performance from Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who has averaged 18.7 points per game over the past three games. Meanwhile, Baskonia led by Dusko Ivanovic defeated Barcelona 94-71 to make it three wins in a row. With 9 points and 12 rebounds, Tadas Sedekerskis maintained his excellent play, and Codi Miller-McIntyre put on his greatest game while wearing a Baskonia uniform with 20 points and 7 assists. Whether ASVEL’s defence can stop Baskonia’s assured scorers will determine the outcome of this game.

3-Way Winning Margin – No win more than 6p. at 2.65

Panathinaikos – Virtus Bologna

Third-place Virtus (6-2), buoyed by their victory in the Italian derby in Round 8, is headed to Athens with the goal of strengthening its postseason standings. Lundberg, who had scored zero points in the previous three games, was instrumental in the victory over Milan, scoring 19 in total, including 17 in the last quarter! Virtus will be hoping that Lundberg’s comeback to form continues. Panathinaikos (4-4) under Ergin Ataman’s leadership continued on Wednesday as they defeated Zalgiris at home in a hard-fought game that saw Mitoglou solidify his position as one of the team’s leaders with 19 points with 4/5 three-point shots. A rugged contest is anticipated between these two inside-offensive teams, who are rated second (58%) and sixth (55.8%) in terms of two-point shooting accuracy, respectively.

1 (-4.5) at 1.95

Barcelona – Valencia

Barcelona (6-2) will try to extend its 100% home record and recover from Wednesday’s crushing setback at Baskonia in another Spanish derby. Reaching Valencia (5-3) is up against its second “clásico” opponent of the week following Tuesday’s close home defeat to Real Madrid. After an incredible 18-point first quarter versus Real, former Barcelona big man Brandon Davies will make his Palau Blaugrana debut. This game will be highlighted by his clash with the equally intriguing Jan Vesely. Vesely will be eager to get back to his typical high standards because he had a fantastic season up until Wednesday night, when he was limited to just 2 points and 1 rebound. Jabari Parker, who also only scored two points at Vitoria-Gasteiz, is comparable.

Over 155.5 at 1.90

Partizan – ALBA Berlin

In the double-round week, Partizan (3-5) and last-place ALBA (1-7) will square off in Belgrade with the goal of avoiding losing both games. With 19 points in Wednesday’s loss to Bayern, Bruno Cabaclo had a strong start for the Serbian squad. However, Zeljko Obradovic’s team still needs to strengthen their defence, which gives up a league-high 87 points per game. ALBA, which has the fourth-worst point average in the league at 76.8 per game and scored just 68 points against ASVEL at home earlier this week, should take heart from that. With 13.4 points per game, Johannes Thiemann has been ALBA’s best player and will be essential to the German team’s hopes of pulling off an upset on the road on Friday.

1 (-10.5) at 2.00

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