By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The column has been in great shape in the last two weeks with a total of 11-for-13 hits. Our goal, of course, is none other than to continue our excellent streak.
Olympiacos – Barcelona
In one more game, Ioannis Sfairopoulos’s team will emphasize on their defense, which, especially in home games, is usually effective. We’re not expecting a high score, it’s going to be difficult for either team to exceed 80 points and this is why the Under 155,5 points for this game is a choice that can get us paid. Barcelona’s Under 74,5 is also a good bet, one that is directly related to the overall Under we chose but one that has a bigger risk.
Maccabi – Khimki
The yields are unfair to Khimki, who are a better team than Maccabi. Both have been rather inconsistent so far and are capable of the best and the worst. Georgios Bartzokas’s team has proven that, on a good day, they have a higher ceiling than the Israelis and the home court might not play a big role in the confrontation. So, we’re choosing the away win for the Russians at 2,02.
Baskonia have a greater incentive in their battle to stay at least one win behind Maccabi until they host them in the penultimate round in Spain. Martinez’s team is excellent at home and despite the fact the Lithuanians have played excellently on many courts this season, we’re going to go with the home win at 1,38.
Shengelia’s Over 14,5 (1,70) also has a good chance of being confirmed – after he sat one out in the domestic league as a precaution – as he’s expected to once again lead the Basques’ offensive efforts in this game.
So far, Panathinaikos have not shown positive signs in their away games in the EuroLeague. But this doesn’t negate the fact that the home team’s 79,5 points (1,75) is a pretty high line for this particular clash. Pascual’s team has the ability to contain the Spaniards and control the pace in order to limit their scoring. The Under 155,5 of total points for the game is also a good bet, but maybe there will be a lot of intentional fouling at the end since we’re expecting a close game.