By Stathis Trapezanlidis/ email@example.com
Olympiacos has a slight advantage in the odds due to the home crowd but they’ve also been quite weakened with the absence of Nikola Milutinov.
Moneyline might not be the best way to go here but the margin on total points is another story. Basketball has changed over the years and tradition may not hold the same value in betting as before, however, considering the pressure that comes along with the Greek derby and the importance of the game – 170.5 is too high. We suggest confidently to take the under.
Coaching advantage for Zalgiris against Khimki
Khimki may be slightly ahead of Zalgiris in the standings but we give props to Sarunas Jasikevicius’s strategic mind and how his squad has been able to punish opponent’s weaknesses throughout the season. We expect Zalgiris to get their third straight win in EuroLeague. However, with 1.57 on the hosts, it would be a shame not to wait for the game to start as we expect a better bet once its live.
The game will be played behind closed doors but for us, that doesn’t change much. Olimpia Milano will still come out on the floor with a bigger need for the win and we expect them to fight until the very end, even in case of a loss.
However, Real Madrid has been playing great despite various injuries and is not to be underestimated. The best bet would be on the hosts with the handicap, however, we believe it’s better to sit and wait for the start of the game to get a clearer picture of the clash.
Valencia is in great shape recently and they are certainly favorites against ASVEL, however, we don’t like the odds, especially for a road game.
Meanwhile, Maccabi will host Efes and although the Israelis have a bigger need for the win and are playing at home, Efes deserved respect throughout the season and shouldn’t be underestimated. Expect something better for live betting once the game starts.