Not much to say about today games. Lines are quite correct except one match where line moved in wrong direction (I hope so).
Please note that tomorrow picks will be published around 11:00 EET.
Panathinaikos – Lietuvos Rytas
Pao is back to OAKA arena and must be focused and concentrated on this match after losing to Kuban and Maccabi. Lasme is out, but that’s not a big deal because Fotsis and Batiste can replace him in offense, and defensively I don’t care about his presence tonight.
Rytas will play his 4th away game in a row and I hardly believe that they are planning to win in Greece tonight. But what I am sure about that Rytas will play without pressure and it is good for them, because team is good shape these days with everyone involved into offense. Defensively Rytas looking good against lower-class teams but when they meet skilled offense they are in trouble.
Rytas is not a typical half-court team. They simply don’t have defensive formation players to hold opponent offense for 20-24 seconds and offensively they also playing to use first good opportunity for a throw or penetration. And I don’t expect this game to be a half-court game as some could imagine. PAO should be able to score 80+ points at their home arena and Rytas is solid enough to score 65+ points. Really can’t see any reason why line dropped from 149 to 146.5-147, because fair one should be set somewhere in 151.5-155 points range.
Pick: Over 147.5 @ 1.95 4/10 Pinnacle
That’s all for today.