Tonight have enough games in schedule, but most of them has many “ifs” and I don’t see positions with value, which is enough to qualify for official bets.
Cedevita – Unicaja
Cedevita will miss R.Ukic, while Ramljak is in doubts with virus infection. Repesa told to the press, that Euroleague came one year before they planned and I fully agree with him. Croatian team has enough talented croatian players but they have no experience at this level and team urgently needed at least 2 euroleague level players to compete with other teams.
On other side we have Unicaja which is looking very good at the start of the season and has depth and experience in their roster. Suarez is the only miss, but that’s not a big problem.
I see Unicaja as clear favorite in this match as well as bookies do. I would set them as -7.5 points and it means that we have no value against the current line.
Efes Pilsen – Unics
Here we have two completely renewed teams, which are yet to find their best game.
Efes has more or less good starting five but looks very weak on the bench. Cenk Akyol and Birkan Batuk are sidelined. Akyol has a broken foot and Batuk is recovering from a knee injury. But these missings were known and line “includes” them.
Unics has full roster available, but Pedoulakis already doing strange things in Kazan. He has at his disposal really good Russian players who forms its bench (Bykov, Lykhodei and Gubanov), but can’t find minutes for them even in VTB league against weak opponents. Ok, I agree that main players are better and more experienced, but currently team struggles against much weaker team. If you remember, they were “-18” down with Asvel in Euroleague qualification.
My line here is -1.5/146.5 and despite there is some value on Unics, I prefer to skip this match. I fully understand why bookies want to see money on Unics side, but if line would be +3 on Efes – I would pick hosts here with small stake.