By Lefteris Mouton / firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the game in Istanbul between the Greeks and troubled Galatasaray a good chance for an easy bet, or not? Here we go.
Galatasaray appears improved after two consecutive victories at home. Panathinaikos on the other hand has registered jut two wins away from Athens and this is definitely a problem for them. Still they need this game in order to make one more step towards the playoffs, so they can get it also also overcome the handicap of 1,5 point (@Stoiximan 1,70).
Baskonia – Real Madrid
The fans of Baskonia are one of the keys for the team’s success, even if this season this rule has some notable exceptions. On the other hand Real Madrid is hot with 6 straight wins and if they get this one, they will be left alone on top of the standings. Playing without Rudy and Reyes is an issue, Baskonia has already beat them twice, so the safe bet here is the over/under. Both teams play at a high pace and try to score in transition.
Still the limit of 172.5 points is huge and in the last game between them they scored in total 139 points. We choose therefore the under 87,5 (@OPAP 1,75) for points score by Madrid, because in five of the last six road games in EuroLeague they scored less.
The Serbs are very strong at home and for the betting companies they are the favorite against Efes. The Turks have a victory in the last four games, but the game is marginal for them in the battle for the playoffs. The limit for total points scored (153.5) is quite low so bet on over (@ Bet365 1,71).