By Stathis Trapezanlidis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eurohoops betting column has had a great start this season. Altogether, out of the ten picks which have been proposed, a total of eight have been right.
And while things can get much better, here are the picks for the next butch of games.
Buducnost – Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi has lost twice but had good games. That’s why the Israelis are going to lash out with Buducnost being the victim. The difference in depth and quality is obvious to anyone and that’s why a -5,5 handicap for a visitors’ win seems like a present. Buducnost is feisty, but not capable to beat Maccabi.
Baskonia lost to Olympiacos but they have the quality to react against Real. We expect a close game in Madrid. Of course, the hosts are the favorites to win, but it will not be easy. The handicap (+8.5) is big enough and can pay us well, while for the more daring it is worth to take a look at the clean win of the visitors.
Olympiacos – Milan
Olympiacos due to the location of the game and the quality of its roster has the first word. However, the handicap is big and the team of coach David Blatt is not stable. That’s why a +10.5 handicap is totally worth a bet in favor of the visiting Italians. After all, this is a much better team compared to last season.
Panathinaikos – Gran Canaria
Panathinaikos will not face any problems against the Spanish team. The difference in the quality of the two teams is a given and Gran Canaria will hardly be able to compete in OAKA. However, the choice in the handicap bet is high enough (-13.5) and it may be better to pick Grand Canaria scoring under 75.5. After all, it is time for the Greens to play defense, after not being able to really contain either Maccabi or Bayern.
Zalgiris scored its first win at this year’s Euroleague on the road against Efes. The game against Fenerbahce is clearly more difficult, but Saras’ team has raised the bar since last season. Fenerbahce is the favorite, but Zalgiris can fight and the handicap (+6.5) makes their pick safer.
1, Budusnost – Maccabi 2 (-5.5) / 1.76 @ bet365
2.Real Madrid – Baskonia 2 (+8.5) / 1.76 @ bet365
3.Olympiacos – Milan 2 (+10,5) / 1,75 @Stoiximan
4.Gran Canaria U 75.5 / 1.88 @ OPAP
5.Zalgiris – Fenerbahce 1 (+6.5) / 1.75 @Stoiximan