I was very close to 0-3 performance yesterday, but Campbell’s buzzer beater saved my day yesterday. Tonight there is not so much to say about games, because I like only one of them.
Kutxa Laboral – Lietuvos Rytas
Lietuvos Rytas was a wrong choice last week against Kuban. I have understimated fatique factor which killed team in 2nd quarter, because before thatn Rytas played 4 away games in a row and the last one was in Krasnoyarsk. Next reason why Rytas was demolished by Lokomotiv are weak centers. Lydeka and Glynidiakis are Eurochallenge level centers and they can’t defend and score points here. Today they will play against Pleiss, Hamilton, Mainoldi and Bjelica and I hardly see how they can stop them. Rytas will miss O.Cook, but on other side they will introduce new PG Z.Dowdell this evening.
Kutxa Laboral is great offensive team which is finally starting to show their real level after injury-troubled start of the season. They have long bench which can produce points, assists and push tempo and I expect them to control this match, especially in offense where Rytas is struggling when they play against team which are better skilled.
Both teams like fast pace, both have rather weak defense and when Rytas play without pressure they also could be dangerous opponent. I see Laboral scoring 77+ points today and Rytas should score somewhere around 75 points. I see this game in 152-167 points and see good chances for over here.
Pick: Over 152.5 @ 1.93 4/10 Pinnacle