Euroleague Week 8 Betting Tips. Thursday

shortsianidisI have two more or less good bets for tonight evening and also there two games which I like as basketball fan, but I don’t see enough value to place a bet there. 

Galatasaray Medical Park – Unicaja

Here we have two teams which normally should be on the same level. But Galatasaray will be without their best player in last rounds Pops Mensah-Bonsu and we should not forget that they already without Markoishvili, Jawai, Gordon and Dudley. Not they are left without Nawai substitution and M.Hairston who is here to close the hole after Gordon injury is not in best form. On top of that Galatasaray hosts Fenerbahce this weekend and that game should be more important for a team and fans, because he in Euroleague they are almost qualified to Top-16 stage.

Unicaja on other side is full except R.Toolson and still motivated to win. They are playing as a team, they are developing their system and they just need to play their game to overcome today’s opponent.

Unicaja simply looks like a team which is logically should take a win against injury-troubled and not so motivated opponent.

Pick: Unicaja to win @ 1.86 5/10 Pinnacle

Strasbourg – Zalgiris

According to my ranking Strasbourg by roster strentgh is very-very close to Zalgiris. Normally Strasbourg should be set a small favorite hosting same calibre team. But we are getting them at odds over 2.00… I just see value in such odds on Strasbourg because mathematically they are still in Top-16 race but they need to win by 30 points today to make their chance of qualifying realistic.

Zalgiris on other side can be satisfied with a small loss here, because they owns good points difference against Brose and Strasbourg, plus they have home against Efes and away game in Bamberg, where Zalgiris can lose up to 10 points if Brose will lose next 2 games in Turkey and Italy.

Usually Strasbourg was scheduled to play French league after 2 or 3 days, but now they next game will be played just on Tuesday and I am sure that Strasbourg will do their best to revenge Zalgiris for 24-points loss in Kaunas.

Pick: Strasbourg to win @ 2.05 4/10 Pinnacle

Maccabi – Lokomotiv

Nobet for me until I see S.James on the field. Without him Lokomotiv looks like a small value bet, but if he is in that this is clear situation when two equal teams playing and home team should be set as 4-5 points favorite.

Bayern – Olympiacos

Public goes with Bayern here but I am going to skip this one. Olympiacos will miss Begic (not important), Printezis (important) and Simmons (already playout without him last games). 1500 greek fans will be in Munich today and I am sure that Olympiacos will be motivated to show their character at least.

If any side would be set with 5 handicap I would take it for sure and it means that right line for me is 1.90-1.90. I can agree with Bayern to be set as -1.5 favorite here but I absolutely not sure about their victory here.

Montepaschi Siena – Zeliona Gora

My only pick here is D.Hackett to score over 13.5 points. He is taking leadership role this moment in Siena, taking more rest in Italian championship but in Euroleague he plays ~35 minutes and ends many offensive possessions. I see him scoring around 16 points tonight.

Pick: D.Hackett over 13.5 @ 1.83 3/10 Bet365

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