Euroleague Tips with Previews – Tuesday matches

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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:

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Monaco – Fenerbahce

Round 9 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague begins with Monaco hosting Fenerbahce and features two of the best teams. With a 6-2 record, Monaco is tied for second place in the standings, while Fenerbahce has the best record in the league at 7-1. The squad from the principality has won all three of its home games this year without losing, and Fenerbahce is 2-1 away from home with its lone setback coming in Round 6 at Barcelona.

Monaco’s backcourt, with Mike James (18.8 ppg), Okobo (13.2 ppg), and Loyd (12.4 ppg), has been its strongest point. The team under coach Sasa Obradovic also ranks first in turnovers (8.9 per game) and thefts (8.9 per game) (9.8 per game). Monaco’s 31.5% three-point shooting ranks last in the league, so there is opportunity for improvement there. Monaco has been outrebounded by 3.3 rebounds per game this season despite having five players who average at least 3 rebounds per game. The better the team does on the glass versus Fenerbahce, the better its prospects are.

Fenerbahce is not only second in scoring (86.4 ppg), two-point shooting percentage (58.9%), and three-point shooting percentage (39.8%) in the league this season, but also boasts the league’s best defence, allowing just 73.6 points per game. The Fenerbahce offensive is led by Motley (15.1 ppg), Wilbekin (13.0 ppg), and Guduric (12.6 ppg), with playmaker Nick Calathes (9.1 ppg, 6.0 apg) in charge. For Coach Itoudis’ team, the balanced attack has been crucial, and Monaco will need to use every bit of its depth to stop the visitors in what should be a thrilling match.

basketball prediction Tip: Winning Margin 3-way Any Other Result (1-5 points difference) at 2.60

Alba Berlin – Crvena Zvezda

In Round 9, newly remodelled Crvena Zvezda (2-6) will travel to ALBA Berlin (3-5) in an attempt to extend its winning streak after picking up its second victory of the year. Due to Nikola Ivanovic’s 16 points and three steals, Zvezda won its first game under new head coach Dusko Ivanovic in Round 8 against ASVEL, 71-67. Despite Procida scoring 13 points, ALBA dropped its fifth straight game at Real Madrid last week after starting 3-0. This will be their ninth meeting in the EuroLeague; in their previous eight meetings with Zvezda, ALBA has only lost once.

ALBA’s perfect start turned into a nightmare after losing its last five games, and it will try to turn things around against a team that was also having trouble up until last week. The hosts continue to rank third in blocks while also ranking first in the league in total assists (22.8) and rebounds (37.4). ALBA excels at many things, but competitors are starting to recognise its game plan. A team that has received a huge morale boost from a win and a coaching change will force the hosts to pay close attention to the little things.

Zvezda has emerged from a downward trend, and now it must capitalise on it. Since ALBA is still averaging about 10 more points per game than this team, which has the second-worst offence (71.3) and the lowest PIR average (72.4) in the league, the team will need to keep improving under Ivanovic. As they currently rank 14th or worse across all ranges, the visitors need to strengthen their defense, act more aggressively, and look for better shooting opportunities. If Zvezda hopes to successfully reverse the trend in Berlin, it will need to pay close attention to people like Jaleen Smith, Luke Sikma, and Christ Koumadje.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90

Macabi – Olympiacos

When Maccabi Tel Aviv plays host to Olympiacos at Menorah Mivtachim Arena, it will want to get back on track. The most recent loss for Maccabi (4-4)—which is 4-1 at home this year—came on Friday against Partizan in Belgrade, Serbia. Olympiacos (6-2) has won its last two games after dropping its previous two. The Reds have won all four of their away games this year, including a 71-82 triumph in Munich last week.

Wade Baldwin (16.0 ppg, 5.0 apg) and Lorenzo Brown (15.5 ppg, 6.4 apg) have been a challenge for opposition guards this season, which has been Maccabi’s strength. Colson, a forward, has also made significant contributions (10.4 ppg).

Olympiacos’ go-to player has been power forward Vezenkov, the league’s leading scorer (20.0 ppg) and leader in PIR (28.2). Kostas Sloukas, a supersub, averages 13.5 points per game and is third in the league in assists (6.6 apg.) and PIR (19.0).

Maccabi and Olympiacos games have historically been dominated by the home teams. Although the margins of victory in their most recent encounters were 17 and 15, three of their prior matches had been decided by a single basket, including an overtime match in Tel Aviv in January 2021. The hosts have won seven of the last nine meetings between them. Due to Maccabi’s recent home performance and Olympiacos’s recent away performance, Tuesday’s game could be another close one.

basketball prediction Tip: Winning Margin 3-way Any Other Result (1-5 points difference) at 2.60

Milano – Efes

A few key factors may determine the outcome of the Round 9 match between EA7 Milan and two-time defending champion Anadolu Efes. Controlling the game’s pace will be one of the major problems.

Milan prefers to play at a slower pace; this season, it has allowed the second-fewest points in the league (73.8 ppg) and scored the fewest points. Efes ranks fifth in points scored (83.9 ppg) and fifth in points allowed. Efes has the second-fewest turnovers (10.6 per game), which is impressive given the faster tempo. Milan has demonstrated exceptional ball handling skills, committing just 11.5 turnovers per game.

basketball prediction Tip: Winning Margin 3-way Any Other Result (1-5 points difference) at 2.60

Valencia – Real Madrid

Here, two well-matched teams collide. At La Fonteta, Valencia (4-4) takes on Real Madrid (5-3). Valencia is eager to get back on track after suffering a humiliating 30-point road loss to Virtus Bologna. Real has started to bring back players and is on a three-game winning streak: Following an injury sustained in the EuroLeague Final Four of the previous season, Williams-Goss made his comeback in Round 8. Valencia has prevailed in its previous three home EuroLeague matches against The Whites.

This season, Valencia has been good with the ball, averaging 17.2 assists and only 12.8 turnovers. In Round 8 versus Virtus, it only committed 8 turnovers, but just 6 of its 36 three-point attempts were successful (16.7% 3FG). Klemen Prepelic, Sam Van Rossom, and Xabi Lopez-Arostegui, Valencia’s top perimeter shooters, must be effective from beyond the arc. Bojan Dubljevic, a centre, will play a crucial part in moving Walter Tavares out of the paint so that his teammates have more room to go for the rim.

Real must take advantage of its size advantage in the paint. Petr Cornelie, Vincent Poirier, Eli Ndiaye, and Tavares all combined for 33 points in the first half of Real’s Round 8 game against ALBA Berlin, making 11 of their 14 two-point attempts. In a crucial battle in this game, Williams-Goss and Adam Hanga have the difficult task of stopping Chris Jones. Sergio Rodriguez recorded his first double-double in nearly three years in Round 8, and Real will have a better chance of winning if he engages everyone once more.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 161.5 at 1.90

Barcelona – Partizan

Barcelona will face Partizan in an effort to avenge a Round 8 setback. Before losing to the two-time defending champion Anadolu Efes, Barcelona (5-3) had won three straight games. On Friday night, Partizan (4-4) overcame a deficit to defeat Maccabi and earn its fourth victory in its previous five games. The last time these two teams played was more than nine years ago. Partizan last defeated Barcelona in February 2010, and Barcelona has won the last five meetings between the two teams.

The outcome could vary depending on a wide range of variables, including shooting outside. As the league’s top offensive team with a 40.9% three-point shooting percentage while allowing opponents to shoot a league-high 40.6% from downtown, Partizan is at the opposing ends of the three-point shooting spectrum. In contrast, Barcelona sits sixth in the league (37.5%) for three-point shooting, led by Nicolas Laprovittola (48.1%), who also leads the league with 3.2 threes made per game. Partizan’s defensive play has limited their opponents to 50.2% two-point shooting and 33.9% three-point shooting.

basketball prediction Tip: Partizan Over 75.5 at 1.83

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