Euroleague Top-16. Kutxa Laboral – Olympiacos

Olympiacos center against ShengeliaToday we have just 3 games and I decided to make one free preview with a free bet, however it is not an official (will not be included into statistics), because it was not sent to paid subsribers. So this is the first time when free members get more than paid 🙂 

Kutxa Laboral – Olympiacos

Laboral was opened with +3.5 handicap and later it has moved to -1.5. This is public bet based on V.Spanoulis missing for the greek side (Petway and Tsairelis also absent). Is there any sense to jump on Laboral? I think no..

I agree that Laboral will have better balanced team tonight and their motivation is clear – to win and put a pressure on Efes Pilsen, who won yesterday. But we also should not forget about Olympiacos, which is fighting for home court advantage in playoffs with CSKA and Fenerbahce. They also motivated today and this is a totally different story from regular season game, when Laboral trashed them at home. At that moment Olympiacos did not care about result at all.

Olympiacos playing better basketball this season (especially in defense) and I like their style of game. Even playing without their leader Olympiacos might take a win here, but I see no value at current odds to take them. And at the same moment current price of Laboral also doesn’t look attractive to me, because for this game is far away from the fixed one. All will depend on Olympiacos form, which raised many questions after last week performance against Ulker, and Laboral ability to score points against Olympiacos defense.

This game should be fun and interesting to watch, but in terms of betting it’s better to skip at current odds. But if you need a bet to watch this match my advise take Laboral under 79 points. All games between these teams this season were played at average pace and I have big doubts in Laboral ability to score 79+ points from 80-83 posessions against Olympiacos defense which allows just 0.92 pts/poss.

Pick: Kutxa Laboral under 79 points @ 1.93 Pinnacle

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