BET: Focus on the favorites

2018-10-11T12:03:30+00:00 2018-10-11T17:05:40+00:00.

Aris Barkas

11/Oct/18 12:03

Euroleague tips off on Thursday (11/10) and the smart thing to do is to put faith in the ambitious powerhouses.

By Stathis Trapezanlidis/

The Eurohoops betting column is back and has selected five bets from Euroleague’s first day. We picked a variety of bets (player bets, a team under / over, mainstream bets) from different online companies.

CSKA Moscow – FC Barcelona Lassa
Sergio Rodriguez Over 11.5 / @ 1.87 Stoiximan

“El Chacho” is a player who gets a lot of shots and accordingly to the importance of the game, he is expected to stay for 25 minutes or more on the court. So, expect the Spaniard to shoot and have a key role against Barcelona. It is worth to bet that he will score over 11.5 points, which is quite low for the skills of the Spanish playmaker.

Bayern Munich – Anadolu Efes 2 (+3) / @ 1.90 Bet365

Efes has shown a very good sample during this year’s preparation games and the improvement of its defense is particularly striking. This is the main reason that leads to betting on their win using the +3 handicap. These odds are almost insulting for Efes. For those who want to take an even greater risk, it’s worth to bet on their win without a handicap at 2.45.

Buducnost VOLI – AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
Milan Over 79.5 / @ 1.53 Stoiximan

The Italians are already turning heads, they have made strong moves in the market and they are aiming high. Buducnost, on the other hand, is practically a rookie in the competition, despite having played in the EuroLeague for the last time almost 20 years ago. And no matter the final results, Milan is more than capable to score 80 points on the road.

Panathinaikos OPAP – Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Wimblekin top scorer / @ 5.50 OPAP

OAKA is a hard gym to play for anyone, however, Wilbekin is capable of everything. This is the first game of the season and therefore it is still unknown whether he has adapted to his new team. However, he is expected to be the main option of his team, he will have a lot of minutes on the court and especially if Nick Calathes is affected by his recent injury woes, that can be his night.

Khimki – Olympiacos
Spanoulis Over 11.5 / @ 1.77 OPAP

Spanoulis will be the leader of Olympiacos for one more season. His role may vary slightly in terms of the minutes he plays, but in the crucial minutes of the game, the ball will rest on his hands. That’s why he is expected to set the tone from the first game and scoring 12 or more points, is not that hard for him.

Sergio Rodriguez over 11.5 / @ 1.87 Stoiximan
Bayern Munich – Efes 2 (+3) / @ 1.90 Bet365
Armani Milan over 79.5 / @ 1.53 Stoiximan
First goal scorer / @ 5.50 OPAP
Spanoulis over 11.5 / @ 1.77 OPAP