Darussafaka – Crvena Zvezda
My line: (-7.5/147)
The only game tonight with big stakes. The winner goes to Euroleague playoffs.
Of course, Crvena Zvezda has deserved to play in Euroleague quarterfinals. They had great season, showed excellent basketball, but you can’t achieve a lot without top players and deep bench. Stevan Jovic still can’t play due the injury. ABA League playoffs doesn’t help them too, because there will be decided Crvena Zvezda future in Euroleague next season.
Darussafaka has more quality & experience, home court advantage and maybe some referee support, because Darussafaka holding is main sponsor of Euroleague. David Blatt is well known cup specialist, he knows how to win such games and prepare for them.
Of course, Darussafaka are favorites tonight, but odds are set very well here. Notning to choose from.
CSKA – Olympiacos
My line: (-12.5/161.5)
These teams are set to meet Euroleague Semifinal (if they qualify) and I expect both coaches to take this game lightly. Sure, some things will be tested, but both should hide their defensive solutions till May. Eric Green and Matt Lojeski will miss this game in Moscow. CSKA have all players available.
My total range here 155-169 points. Some value is on over 160,5, but there is a lot of negative factors to take right now.
Advice: wait for 151,5 line at in-play at HT and take over, if percentages low & pace at least average
Milano – Unics Kazan
Two most unpredictable teams of the tournament meets here. No bet.
Real Madrid – Efes Pilsen
Another friendly, where I don’t want to participate.