By Lefteris Moutis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two rounds remaining for the end of the EuroLeague regular season and this is why we go with teams that have a big motivation in the last matches. In two of our three picks, there’s a game with a team invested in the game against an indifferent squad. Regarding the game between Olympiacos and Zalgiris Kaunas, we go with the team that seems to have the momentum according to recent performances.
Darussafaka Tekfen – Bayern Munich 2/2 1.80
Bayern Munich achieved a great win over Barcelona at home and stayed alive in the playoffs race. We expected them to be determined from the very first minute against Darussafaka in order to win the game as early as possible and avoid any last-minute mishaps. Darussafaka is completely indifferent and lacks the quality of the Bavarian side. We go with motivation, momentum and the better team. For those who bet on low odds, Bayern can be played with a paroli combination.
Baskonia justified our pick last week with some help by Real Madrid that appeared completely indifferent in Vitoria. The Basque team has a burning desire to win and basically gives its second nearly do-or-die game at home before travelling to Moscow to give their everything against CSKA in an extremely difficult match. Choosing Baskonia to lead at halftime and win the game with a yield of 1.71, is a well-worth risk
A great clash takes places in Piraeus with Olympiacos hosting a team that’s been a sort of a “demon” for them these past two years: Zalgiris Kaunas. Sarunas Jasikevicius’ team seems to have the momentum. Not only do they arrive from some fine results but also play some really good, confidence-packed basketball. Olympiacos, on the other hand, plays at home but has been in pretty bad shape for many reasons, basketball-related and not only. We expect a game that will be decided on one shot and on details. Zalgiris’ handicap may be enough for a profit in this situation so we add it in our choices.
1. Darussafaka – Bayern Munich 2/2 / 1.80
2. Baskonia – Anadolu Efes 1/1 / 1.71
3. Olympiacos – Zalgiris Kaunas 2 (+4.0) / 1.71