BET: Keeping it close in Athens

2019-12-16T12:32:06+00:00 2019-12-16T12:32:06+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

16/Dec/19 12:32

First half of double-game week features plenty of games promising excitement.

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Panathinaikos OPAP hosting Fenerbahce Beko and former head coach Zeljko Obradovic gathers the most attention ahead of EuroLeague Regular Season Round 14 set to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Despite betting companies accurately evaluating teams in the front end of the double-game week, I still see slight worth in some options. More choices are likely for live betting, not only with EuroLeague action but the last round of 7DAYS EuroCup as well.

Panathinaikos OPAP – Fenerbahce Beko (+5.5) / 1.71

After many years, the Greens are considered favorites in this matchup. Aside Fenerbahce Beko’s struggles, the presence of Rick Pitino lifts Panathinaikos OPAP and its players. Overall, I agree with betting values. If I had to go down one single road, I would pick the 5.5 points handicap in favor of the visitors. Fener might not be in top form, but the hosts are not yet ready to take out opponents before the final minutes.

Olympiacos – Khimki Moscow Region 1 / 1.71

I believe Olympiacos is the justified favorite against Khimki Moscow Region at home, but the value is not enough to include the “W” on my betting board. Opting to wait for something better during the match itself. The Reds want two victories this week and seem able to kick off in the right way, but the Russian side has its chances to rise on top of this game as well.

No other viable options

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and Anadolu Efes are clear favorites on the road, but offer no betting value. Home wins for CSKA Moscow versus Crvena Zvezda mts and FC Barcelona over LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne are not worth even talking about.

AX Armani Exchange Milan deserved greater consideration with Ettore Messina returning to Madrid, but recent results prevent a bet. Some similarities in place for KIROLBET Baskonia versus Valencia can possibly create a live betting situation.

The modest favorite status for ALBA Berlin over FC Bayern Munich troubles me, because neither winning margin appears worth the risk.

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