Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 28 – Battle it out

Euroleague basketball predictions included under each mini game preview.

Three of Thursday’s four games were won by the visiting teams, including victories for playoff-bound sides Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul and Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, which showed just how strong they are at this time of the season. The only road loser on Thursday was Zalgiris Kaunas, which actually had its playoff spot secured by virtue of other results. Friday brings four more contests to wrap up the last double-round week of the regular season, leaving just two rounds to go, but plenty to be decided still, before the playoffs.

Friday’s matches

Khimki Moscow vs CSKA Moscow

A crosstown derby in the Russian capital will see Khimki (16-11) attempt to maintain pace in the race for a top four finish, no doubt hoping that CSKA (22-5) is already in playoffs preparation mode after already securing a first-place finish with Wednesday’s victory over Olympiacos. Khimki’s playoffs-clinching win at Efes earlier this week was based on a defense which only allowed 24 points in the second half, and that kind of resistance will again be crucial against a CSKA team which ranks among the most potent offenses in EuroLeague history, averaging 89.6 points per game. It’s a meeting of the league’s top two scorers as Alexey Shved (21.8 ppg) faces Nando De Colo (17.1 ppg).

Tip: 1 at 2.70 with bet365

Bamberg vs Malaga

A climb up the standings is the motivation as Brose (10-17) faces Unicaja (11-16), whose playoffs chances may or may not remain by tipoff because they no longer depend solely on the visitors. Brose has been in great form at home in recent weeks, winning four games in a row in Freak City, but Unicaja comes off a morale-boosting victory against fellow Spanish side Barcelona two days earlier, snapping a three-game losing streak. Brose are one of the league’s worst rebounding teams, averaging 31.9 boards per game, so Unicaja (35.3 rpg) will look to control the paint through James Augustine, who has claimed more rebounds than any other player so far this season.

Tip: Over 161.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Olympiacos vs Anadolu Efes

Olympiacos (18-9) will seek to bounce back from two straight losses to claim a victory which could be enough for homecourt advantage in the playoffs, depending on other results. Efes has lost six games in a row (6-21) and needs to win its remaining games to have any chance of avoiding a last-place finish. Former Olympiacos man Bryant Dunston, who averages 5.7 rebounds per game) will give his team a strong inside presence and his battle with Nikola Milutinov (5.3 rpg) promises plenty of big collisions. Efes had mixed fortunes on offense in its last game against Khimki, scoring 29 points in the first quarter but only 24 in the second half, and will need to be at its best for 40 minutes on this occasion.

Tip: Over 157.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Barcelona vs Baskonia

The double-week closes with a Spanish derby which carries huge significance for a Baskonia (14-13) team gunning to protect its current position in the top half of the standings. Host Barcelona (9-18) has no chance to advance, but presents a major offensive threat after scoring 88, 90 and 91 points in its last three games. Baskonia is no slouch in that department, winning its last four games by averaging 88.8 points per game. The Round 14 meeting in Vitoria, taken 85-82 by Baskonia, was one of the best games of the season and another high-scoring shoot-out could be on the cards on Friday night.

Tip: 2 (-1.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Let’s summarize our Euroleague tips today and for the current match day.

Euroleague Basketball Tips

25/04/2018ELReal Madrid v Panathinaikos2 (+7.0)Pre1.90
(25/04/2018 at 09.00)
25/04/2018ELKhimki Moscow v CSKA Moscow1Pre2.67
(25/04/2018 at 09.00)
24/04/2018ELBaskonia v Fenerbahce1 (-6.5)Pre3.15
(24/04/2018 at 09.00)
24/04/2018ELZalgiris v Olympiacos2Pre2.30
(24/04/2018 at 09.00)
20/04/2018ELOlympiacos v ZalgirisUnder 149.5Pre1.90
(20/04/2018 at 09.22)
20/04/2018ELFenerbahce v Baskonia2 (+8.0)Pre1.90
(20/04/2018 at 09.22)
19/04/2018ELPanathinaikos v Real Madrid1 (-3.5)Pre1.94
(19/04/2018 at 09.35)
19/04/2018ELCSKA Moscow v Khimki MoscowUnder 172.0Pre1.90
(19/04/2018 at 09.35)
18/04/2018ELOlympiacos v Zalgiris2 (+6.5)Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.05)
18/04/2018ELFenerbahce v BaskoniaOver 156.5Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.05)
17/04/2018ELCSKA Moscow v Khimki Moscow2 (+11.5)Pre1.90
(17/04/2018 at 10.22)
17/04/2018ELPanathinaikos v Real MadridUnder 162.0Pre1.90
(17/04/2018 at 10.22)
06/04/2018ELOlympiacos v Zalgiris1 (-3.5)Pre1.90bet36520-20
06/04/2018ELValencia v MaccabiOver 167.0Pre1.90bet36520+18
06/04/2018ELReal Madrid v Brose Bamberg1 (-15.5)Pre1.90bet36520+18
05/04/2018ELFenerbahce v Unicaja Malaga1 (-10.5)Pre1.90bet36510-10
05/04/2018ELMilano v PanathinaikosOver 161.0Pre1.90bet36510+9
05/04/2018ELBarcelona v Khimki Moscow2Pre2.50bet36510-10
05/04/2018ELBaskonia v Anadolu EfesOver 171.5Pre1.90bet36510-10
30/03/2018ELMalaga v Olympiacos1Pre2.25bet36510+12.50
30/03/2018ELCrvena Zvezda v Real MadridUnder 165.5Pre1.90bet36515+13.50
30/03/2018ELZalgiris v CSKA MoscowWinning margin
3-way: Any other (1-5)
30/03/2018ELPanathinaikos v ValenciaOver 157.0Pre1.90bet36515-15
29/03/2018ELBaskonia v MaccabiUnder 165.5Pre1.90bet36510+9
29/03/2018ELBrose Bamberg v MilanoOver 163.0Pre1.90bet36510-10
29/03/2018ELAnadolu Efes v Barcelona2 (-1.0)Pre1.90bet36510+9
29/03/2018ELKhimki Moscow v Fenerbahce1 (+3.5)Pre1.90bet36510-10
23/03/2018ELKhimki Moscow v CSKA Moscow1Pre2.70bet36510-10
23/03/2018ELBamberg v MalagaOver 161.5Pre1.90bet36515+13.50
23/03/2018ELOlympiacos v Anadolu EfesOver 157.5Pre1.90bet36515+13.50
23/03/2018ELBarcelona v Baskonia2 (-1.0)Pre1.90bet36520+18
22/03/2018ELCrvena Zvezda v Fenerbahce1 (+7.5)Pre1.90bet36515-15
22/03/2018ELMaccabi v Panathinaikos2Pre2.00novibet15+15
22/03/2018ELMilano v ValenciaOver 164.5Pre1.90bet36515+13.50
22/03/2018ELReal Madrid v Zalgiris2 (+9.5)Pre1.90bet36515+13.50
21/03/2018ELCSKA Moscow v Olympiacos1 (-9.0)Pre1.90bet36515-15
21/03/2018ELAnadolu Efes v Khimki MoscowUnder 164.5Pre1.90bet36515+13.50
21/03/2018ELBaskonia v Bamberg1 (-9.5)Pre1.90bet36515+13.50
21/03/2018ELUnicaja Magala v Barcelona2Pre2.20bet36510-10
20/03/2018ELFenerbahce v MaccabiOver 161.0Pre1.90bet36510-10
20/03/2018ELZalgiris v Milano1 (-8.0)Pre1.90bet36510+9
20/03/2018ELPanathinaikos v Crvena ZvezdaOver 160.5Pre1.90bet36510+9
20/03/2018ELValencia v Real Madrid2 (-6.0)Pre1.90bet36510-10



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