Euroleague Top-16. January 10th Picks

DiamantidisToday I am finding 3 games interesting not only to watch but also to bet on. 

CSKA Moscow – Zalgiris

Big historical derby in Moscow is taking place today.

Zalgiris without Pocius & Lipkevecius, with less important Vene and Kupsas out too. After huge home loss from Bayern Zalgiris will try to show better face but with such poor roster and bench I doubt that they will be able to achieve this goal.

CSKA with full roster (Kaun listed as probable) but they still don’t show what many of us expected from them before the start of the season. They can’t play 40 minutes at the same level and often struggle to stop opponent offense for minutes.

Zalgiris offense is very predictable. Lithuanian team doesn’t have inside attacking players. All danger comes from distance and it will be easy to read for CSKA defenders today. But how lucky will be Zalgiris shooters tonight? A lot will depend from this.

I expect CSKA to score around 80 points and limit Zalgiris under 66 points. But I just can’t see enough value in backing CSKA with 16.5 handicap.

My only pick here was took in Favbet additional markets. Khriapa is getting back to his normal form, playing much more minutes after healing his injury. And he should make more than 4 rebounds easily against such shooting team as Zalgiris.

Pick: V.Khriapa over 4 rebounds @ 1.85 3/10 Favbet

Kutxa Laboral – Panathinaikos

Laboral has very important game against this Sunday in ACB league, where they still need to win 2 of next 3 games to qualify for King’s Cup. Also Hamilton is questionable today.

PAO is better team for me here, which comes to win and start 3-0 before they enter huge schedule with very difficult games. They were losing by 20 points in here, but managed to cut the difference till 3 points, but lost the game in the end. Now they want to win and I am absolutely sure that they can do this in Vittoria. PAO finaly starting to show last year defensive level and play as a team in offense.

PAO is more concentrated on the result here, has better & deeper roster, showing better defense and the same quality offensively. And I am going to support bookies here, who is happy to get money on Laboral here.

Pick: Panathinaikos @ 1.90 4/10 Pinnacle

Real – Galatasaray

Galatasaray with just 2 players on PF and C positions (Macvan and Erzeg). It is question of time when Real front line (Mirotic, Reyes, Bouroussis, Mejri) will demolish Galatasaray under the boards, and back court to finish the job.

I see Real easy win here with 20+ pts difference and 92-66 or something close to it is expected by me here.

Pick: Real -19 @ 1.96 3/10 Pinnacle
Pick: Real over 86.5 @ 1.83 3/10 Sportingbet


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