So here we are. The last day of Euroleague 2013/14 season which bring us many profit, despite some losses at the end of the season. I hope to end on good note with last pick of the Euroleague and invite you to WNBA season, which already started in USA, but will take a debut on Betonbasket.com next week. More news on this on Monday, so stay connected and have good basketball evening today!
Barcelona – CSKA
It’s hard to predict who is going to be a winner here. Both teams should be frustrated after hard losses in semifinal. Don’t know what is better to lose already won game like CSKA or get demolished in rivalvary by 42 points… Maybe Barcelona should fell a little bit better because they were looking well in recent games and they still have many things to do this season in ACB league. CSKA are 0-2 in VTB playoffs, Messina will be sacked this summer and big changes should happen with the roster too… But you never know what will happen in one single friendly game for 3rd place with extended player rotation.
Usually it’s very good idead to play over in such games like this but here we have two slow-paced teams and I am not sure about high percentages in such game. So best option is to skip this game.
Real Madrid – Maccabi
Things are looking pretty easy here. Real is improved version of CSKA and they should finish the job CSKA left undone in Semifinal. Real showed great team performance against Barcelona, which is better team than Maccabi. And I can’t see how they can fail against Maccabi. They have Bouroussis, Mejri, Slaughter and Reyes to score points from the paint. Maccabi can’t help their big players because S.Rodriguez, S.Lull and R.Fernandez will kill them from distance shooting. Also we should not forget about improving L.Carroll coming from the bench and overall class difference between teams here.
Both teams looking very good in breaking opponents defense and I simply can’t see how Maccabi will be able to defend against Real, which is playing its best basketball. According to my calculations Real should score 85-90 points and Maccabi should be able to reach 72 points.
Pick: over 155.5 @ 1.90 4/10 Bet365