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CSKA – Barcelona

It is an important battle for homecourt advantage in the playoffs. After two consecutive losses, CSKA bounced back with a road victory in Belgrade. Barcelona is currently on a six-game winning streak, its longest in the EuroLeague under the new format. Mike James (21.3 ppg.) is CSKA’s top scorer, followed by Darrun Hilliard (10.0 ppg.) and Kyle Hines (8.5 ppg.). Nikola Mirotic (18.7 ppg., 6.9 rpg.), former CSKA swingman Cory Higgins (12 ppg.) and Malcolm Delaney (10.5 ppg.) are leading Barcelona.

CSKA played with great aggressiveness in Belgrade last week, pulling down 13 offensive rebounds, collecting 6 steals and getting 3 blocks against Zvezda. It will need that kind of blue-collar mentality against a tough, talented opponent, as well as to improve its three-point shooting percentage: it only made 25% from downtown at Stark Arena.

Barcelona played with great rhythm in Athens, getting 15 offensive rebounds and 24 assists with just 11 turnovers. It will need to prevent James from having a great scoring night, relying on Adam Hanga and Delaney to do so. CSKA ranks seventh in the EuroLeague in defensive rebounds (25.8 drpg.), so attacking the offensive glass and preventing CSKA from running will be a priority for Coach Svetislav Pesic.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.45 with bet365
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Zenit – Bayern

The two teams tied at the bottom of the standings will face each other in Round 26 when Zenit St Petersburg hosts FC Bayern Munich on Thursday. Both teams are currently in the middle of four-game losing streaks. Zenit fell at home against ALBA Berlin last week by just 2 points as the team settles in the new system brought in by new head coach Xavi Pascual. Bayern also lost at home against league leader Anadolu Efes and will look to get back to its winning ways, something it has only managed to do once in the last 11 games.

This game against a direct opponent is a golden last chance for Zenit to try to catch the playoff train, which is just four wins away, with nine games left. The hosts have slightly better numbers than Bayern both in offense and defense, but they will also be still adapting to a new coach. Zenit shows more accuracy in field goals, but it will have to watch for Bayern’s better numbers from beyond the arc. The hosts also have the worst numbers from the free-throw line in the league, so they will have to pay close attention to that if the game is a close one.

Bayern is in the same position as Zenit: this win could be the last chance to stay in the playoff race, plus it won in the first game so it has that little edge over the hosts. The visitors shoot better from behind the arc and the stripe, but Zenit does a bit better everywhere else, so Bayern will have to play a serious game after a long, tough trip which never helps.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+5.0) at 1.95 with bet365
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ALBA Berlin – Efes

The top two teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in alphabetical order will clash on Thursday in the German capital when ALBA hosts Efes. ALBA, which has won four of its last five road games, will try to capture a valuable victory at home to remain in the playoff hunt; ALBA enters the round two wins behind eighth-placed Khimki Moscow Region in the standings. ALBA has lost its last three home games. Efes, which comes to Berlin without the league’s top performer this season, Shane Larkin, has won 10 in a row.

It figures to be a high-scoring game with ALBA ranked third in scoring (85.1 ppg.) and Efes second (87.1 ppg.). Even though ALBA allows by far the most points in the league (89.0 ppg.), it has also managed to win many games when allowing opponents to score in the high 80s and more. Against Efes, the key will be not to slow down the pace, but to stop the opponents from getting easy shots and converting at their league-best rates (57.1% on two-pointers and 42.0% on threes). If Efes must work harder – or decides to settle for quicker, less open shots in a fast-paced game, ALBA will be in a promising spot.

On paper, this game seems to be right up Efes’s alley, but the team will still need to get maximum production from guards Vasilije Micic, Rodrigue Beaubois and Kruno Simon to make up for the absence of Larkin. That trio has the experience and shot-making ability to handle the role and if Efes does not fall out of rhythm with its go-to scoring injured, it can add another road win to its impressive record.

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Maccabi – Olympiakos

Maccabi will look to extend its three-game winning streak and complete a regular-season sweep of Olympiacos for the first time in competition history when it hosts the Reds on Thursday. After winning back-to-back road games, the Israeli champs return home where they have lost only once all season. Olympiacos has rounded into form recently, but has lost its last two road games. However, the Reds have won in three of their last four trips to Tel Aviv.

Maccabi is 12-1 this season when it has held opponents below 80 points and the Reds have not scored more than 80 in their last four games. Backed by its home crowd – Maccabi has only lost once in Tel Aviv this season, the Israeli champs must use their depth and defense to outhustle Olympiacos to take control of the game.

These two teams are among the best in the league in rebounding with Maccabi (36.0 rpg.) third and Olympiacos (35.2 rpg.) fifth. The question is how will Olympiacos fare in the rebounding battle without starting center and the league-leading rebounder Nikola Milutinov. The Reds allowed 13 offensive boards last week against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Even if Octavius Ellis holds his own, it must be a team effort to keep Maccabi from controlling the glass.

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Baskonia – Crvena Zvezda

Two teams right below the playoff berths will face each other to stay ahead on the race when KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (9-16) welcomes Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (10-15) in Round 26. The hosts have lost three of their last four games, including the last one at home against Zalgiris and look to recover fast to stay on track. After a sweet stint, Zvezda lost six of their last seven games, including the last one against CSKA at home. Zvezda will travel without head coach Dragan Sakota, who remains in Belgrade for medical reasons. Assistant coach Andrija Gavrilovic will lead the team in his stead.

Baskonia hs a great opportunity to try to win at home against a direct rival and even more, hold all tiebreakers against it. Zvezda is performing a bit better overall, but the guests are travelling a rough road right now and the hosts should try to make advantage of that. Zvezda has the worst two-point shooting percentages and Baskonia should regroup in defense to make sure that keeps happening this week. On the other hand, the hosts will need to watch out for their free-throw numbers (second worst in the league) if the game comes to a close ending.

Zvezda is in dire need of a win and the Basque Country could be a great place to get one against a direct opponent. The hosts have the worst numbers in the league from beyond the arc, so Zvezda’s defense should try to give those spaces to Baksonia to try to capitalize on that. Baskonia also has the lowest figures in assists in the competition, so if Zvezda manages to keep a tight defense, especially on Baskonia’s guards, the win will be a bit closer.

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CSKA Moscow – ALBA Berlin

Back in-form CSKA Moscow will look to keep its momentum going when it hosts ALBA Berlin on Thursday. After dropping three of four, CSKA won twice last week, including a 31-point thumping of Panathinaikos in Athens. Every win is crucial for the champs, who are fighting for homecourt advantage in the playoffs. ALBA, which has lost three in a row, could see its playoff hopes formally put to an end if it losses and other results go the other way.

CSKA always does a great job of picking apart the opponents’ weaknesses and against ALBA it surely knows that by moving the ball and getting penetration or passing to the big men inside it will get great looks against ALBA, which allows a league-high 57.6% of two-point shots against opponents. Strong play from the CSKA bigs could decide this game.

While three-point shooting will be important to this game – the teams are ranked third (ALBA, 39.6%) and fourth (CSKA, 39.2%) in the league in three-point accuracy, rebounding for ALBA will be paramount. CSKA leads the league in rebounding (37.8 rpg.) and its league-best 26.0 defensive rebounds per game ignite many fast breaks. ALBA is a strong offensive rebounding team (fourth, 11.4 prpg.) and will need to be a factor there to avoid CSKA getting easy baskets in transition.

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Anadolu Efes – Valencia

A host with only first place left to clinch faces a visitor struggling for survival when Efes (24-4) welcomes Valencia (12-16) to Istanbul on Thursday. Efes assured itself home-court advantage in the playoffs last Friday when Shane Larkin returned to MVP form in a 91-79 win over Olympiacos Piraeus. Valencia (12-16) suffered its fourth straight loss, 81-83 in heartbreaking fashion to AX Armani Exchange Milan on a game-winning three-pointer to beat the buzzer in overtime. Valencia now shares ninth place just four rounds after having held seventh place alone.

It’s easy to say give the ball to Larkin when he has rained 10 triples and more than 4 points in two separate games this season. But Efes will have to be wary of some things Valencia does well, like offensive rebounds, drawing fouls, making free throws and assist-to-turnover rate, in all of which the visitors rank among the top five in the league. If Efes keeps up an aggressive pace, however, its endless bench could well make the difference.

The visitors would do well to grind it out, slow the game, and somehow keep both Larkin and Micic to a minimum of shots. They have a lot to do with Efes ranking first in both two- and three-point accuracy, so Valencia’s defenders will likely risk trying to turn off the spigot at its source. Not many defenses have had luck with that, but disrupting the perimeter play of Efes would change the dynamic of the game, and that’s not a bad way to try to beat the league leaders.

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Maccabi – Baskonia

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv will look to rebound from a loss in Belgrade when it meets red-hot KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Maccabi had won five in a row before its loss to Crvena Zvezda and is neck-and-neck with CSKA Moscow for fourth place, which is worth homecourt advantage in the playoffs. Baskonia has won three in a row to join a heated playoff race and at 12-16 in now one of five teams that is one win outside the playoff zone.

The test of rebounding in the game will be when Baskonia misses shots. Coach Ivanovic’s men are third in the league in offensive rebounds (11.5 orpg.) and Maccabi is second in defensive boards (25.7 drpg.). If Baskonia can make noise on the offensive glass and get a few extra second-chance baskets, it could go a long way. But if Maccabi locks down the defensive boards and turns them into transition points, the Israeli champs will be in pole position.

It is as important as ever for Baskonia to take good care of the ball against Maccabi. Baskonia has committed the second-most turnovers in the league (14.3 TOpg.), while Maccabi has taken more steals than any other team (7.8 spg.). There are many players on the Maccabi defense with quick hands and Baskonia must rise to the challenge to keep them at bay.

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Real Madrid – Crvena Zvezda

Two teams with different goals in mind will meet in Round 29 when Real Madrid (22-6) hosts Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (11-17). Real has clinched a playoff berth and has won seven straight games, including last week against ASVEL at home. The hosts are looking to get the home-court advantage for the next phase. On the other side, Zvezda managed to win again last week after losing eight of its previous nine games. The Serbian champs defeated red-hot Maccabi at home to remain in the playoff hunt.

The hosts average almost 10 points more per game than the visitors,  are on a winning run and still fighting for a tangible goal. It’s hard to deny that going into the game, Real is the favorite. Los Blancos have better numbers on all fronts and that fact is summed up with a difference of average PIR of 102.6 vs. 77.5 in favor of Real. However, Zvezda is still looking for a playoff ticket and the last home win against such a solid team as Maccabi at this point could give the guests a boost of morale that could be dangerous for the hosts to underestimate.

Zvezda will land in Madrid with a lot of things at stake. It has everything to win… and everything to lose also. One could expect that the visitors can drop this game in the Spanish capital, but at this moment, Zvezda is still playing for a playoff ticket so winning in Madrid has become almost mandatory. It won’t be easy because Real is on a roll and is also playing for a specific goal. The visitors will have to come into the game pumped by the last win against Maccabi and with the idea to steal an upset that would put them in a good position to fight for one of the last places in the next phase.

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Khimki – Fenerbahce

Two teams in the thick of the playoffs race will face each other on Friday when Khimki Moscow Region (12-15) hosts Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (13-14) for Round 28. After having won three in a row, Khimki’s streak came to a halt earlier this week at Zalgiris, while Fener won at home against Zvezda and finally entered the playoff positions.

Going into the game, Khimki’s best option will probably be to unleash its better offense. Fenerbahce is also the worst team of the league under the boards, so if the hosts manage to control those defensive rebounds and run on offense, thanks to their second-best assists numbers in the league, they could have solid options to take this win.

Fenerbahce finally overcame the mental obstacle of being outside of the playoffs zone, and seems to be getting up to speed. Even if Khimki shows better numbers on almost all aspects, the biggest weapon for the guests will be a strong mentality that is just getting stronger week after week and, of course, the second-best three-point shooting in the league.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.20 with bet365
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Anadolu Efes – Olympiacos

A classic EuroLeague matchup will live a new edition on Friday when league leader Anadolu Efes Istanbul (23-4) welcomes Olympiacos Piraeus (12-15) for Round 28. Efes comes off a rare loss earlier in the week at Maccabi that snapped its 11-game winning streak. The hosts will be facing the Reds, who land in Turkey fresh off a close win at home in the Greek derby against Panathinaikos earlier this week.

It’s kind of ironic that Efes suffered its first loss in 12 rounds just when it had its full roster available again. The hosts are the second-best offensive team in the league, and this loss shows that they are human after all, but it could also be a wake-up call just at the right time. Efes is already in the playoffs, but a win in this game combined with either a Maccabi or CSKA Moscow loss, would secure home-court advantage for the hosts in the next phase.

Olympiacos is having one of the most irregular seasons of the last decade, and having Vassilis Spanoulis and Nikola Milutinov sidelined does not help, either, However, the Reds have won three of their last four games and they are still pushing hard to make the playoffs in a tough competition. On paper, Efes is basically better at everything this season, but Olympiacos is famous for beating the odds, and the fact that they play on the road with the chance to avenge the home loss earlier this season just adds to the motivation.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 158.5 at 1.90 with bet365
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Crvena Zvezda – Maccabi

Playoffs hopeful Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (10-17) will welcome Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (19-8), a team that just punched its postseason ticket, on Friday for Round 28 of this double-feature week. The hosts are going through a rough patch, having lost eight of their last nine games, including a close one at Fenerbahce earlier this week, 66-63. On the other hand, Maccabi comes from a thrilling home win over Efes, 77-75, that increased its winning streak to five games and secured the club a playoff berth for the first time since 2015.

The hosts need to get out of the dark zone they are in right now. A motivated and happy team like Maccabi might not be the best option to do that, but Zvezda plays at home and that is always a big factor in any game. Maccabi does not have many weak points, but its free-throw percentage is the third-worst in the league, so stepping up on defense and then sending the guests to the line could work in Zvezda’s favor for this game.

Maccabi is in a good place right now. The team is playing well, the wins keep coming in and the playoffs are a reality once more after four seasons. Now it’s just a matter to keep pushing in order to earn home-court advantage. Maccabi has the upper hand in this game, especially in offense, and also with the second-best numbers of the league under the boards. Zvezda also has the worst percentage in two-pointers, so paying attention to defense could bring a big payoff to the guests.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-4.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 06/03/2020, 10:05 CET, subject to change)

Barcelona – Bayern

Two teams in opposite places will face each other on Friday as already qualified FC Barcelona (21-6) welcomes FC Bayern Munich (8-19) for Round 28. Barca is one of the hottest teams in the league, with eight consecutive wins, including on Wednesday against another German team, ALBA. The hosts also have the February MVP, Nikola Mirotic, on a roll. Bayern, on the other hand, has lost 11 of its last 13 games, including at home to Baskonia earlier this week, and at risk of soon being mathematically ruled out of the playoffs race.

It all looks bright for Barca going into this game. The hosts are facing the second-worst offense in the league, and the second-worst team in rebounds per game. All in all, Barcelona averages a PIR of 20 more than Bayern per game, plus the hosts are playing well and winning games like they had not done for quite a few seasons now. If Barca manages to execute its game plan, it should be able to add another win and get closer to home-court advantage in the playoffs.

Bayern is in a rough moment of the season and the fact that it plays on the road against one of the hottest teams does not help. Barca is a talented team with a deep bench, so Bayern will have to clench its teeth from tip-off and try to start building a win through defense. Expect the visitors to base their game on going inside to Greg Monroe and Danilo Barthel, and hope that creates space for shooters like Petteri Koponen, who will be playing on his former home floor.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 159.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 06/03/2020, 10:05 CET, subject to change)

Baskonia – ALBA Berlin

Two teams still in the race for the playoffs will square off on Friday when KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (11-16) welcomes ALBA Berlin (9-18) in Round 28. Baskonia has won three of its last four games, including the last road win at Bayern, and seems to be making a big push towards the postseason spots. ALBA has lost three of its last four games and needs to get back to the winning track if it wants to retain some options.

Baskonia has the worst offense in the league and plays against the fourth-best. That could seem a tall order for the hosts, but these teams are in opposite trends and Baskonia stands at the better end of those. Baskonia is also the EuroLeague team averaging the least assists per game, while ALBA is third, so this will be a clash of styles. If Baskonia manages to put its third-ranked defense at the top of its priority list against an opponent that gives up the most points this season, the hosts could be on their way to their fourth win in five games.

ALBA just fell short of defeating Barcelona in Berlin, and has now lost three of its last four games. Against Baskonia it will be a duel of opposite styles. ALBA will have to by-pass the tough defense of the hosts in order to display its fun-to-watch offense. If those league-best assists flow and those threes fall in the basket (third best numbers in the league for ALBA), the guests could upset Baskonia for a second time this season, even if missing some players like Peyton Siva.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-5.5) at 1.95 with bet365
(Price correct at 06/03/2020, 10:05 CET, subject to change)

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