Thursday, October 20
18:45 Olympiacos – Anadolu Efes
20:00 Brose – Unics Kazan
20:05 Maccabi – Real Madrid
20:45 Darussafaka – Milano
Olympiacos – Efes
As you can see in our Results & Schedule, on Monday Olympiacos won the derby with Panathinaikos in the Greek League. Bookmakers see home team as clear favorite against Efes, but I am not so sure. I mean, have you already forgotten that Olympiacos last week lost in Madrid by 18 points? I haven’t. Avoid.
Brose – Unics Kazan
Both team lost in round 1, but Andrea Trinchieri’s boys played a good basketball against Fenerbahce, losing only by 1 point. Bookmakers see Brose as clear favorite and this time I agree with them. Brose @ 1.52 stake 3/10.
Maccabi Tel Aviv – Real Madrid
Here we find the 2nd and the 3rd team in my latest Power Rankings. My heart says Maccabi, my mind says Real. I don’t like battles between heart and mind so I give up. Avoid.
Darussafaka – Armani Milano
This is the match! This is the exam for Olimpia Milano. Let’s see what Alessandro Gentile and Friends will be able to do against a rising team as Darussafaka. I read in euroleague.net that the key duel would be Moerman vs Macvan, but I see a duel between a strong home team and a not so strong away team. Darussafaka @ 1.44 stake 4/10.
Friday, October 21
19:00 CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos
19:00 Galatasaray – Crvena Zvezda
19:00 Zalgiris Kaunas – Baskonia
21:00 Barcelona – Fenerbahce
Cska Moscow – Panathinaikos
No doubts here. CSKA @ 1.14 stake 2/10.
Galatasaray – Crvena Zvezda
Both teams to be eliminated at the end of the regular season. Galatasaray problem is the team is not so deep, they would need 1 or 2 more players in teh roster, while Crvena Zvezda has to fight more in the rebounding. I see a coin flip match on Thursday night, so I back the underdog. Crvena Zvezda (+6.5) @ 1.90 stake 3/10.
Zalgiris Kaunas – Baskonia
You know my opinion, in this moment Zalgiris Kaunas is the worst team in Euroleague. Anyway I also think they can not lose all the matches. Let’s wait and see. Avoid.
Barcelona – Fenerbahce
The Blaugrana showed a great basketball in Kazan in Euroleague round 1, but then the lost against Bilbao in Liga ACB round 4, with Rice scoring 25 points and Doelmann helping the team with 15. It would be nice to place a bet in this key match, but I have to be honest with you: I don’t find a favorite here. Avoid.
My betting tips for Euroleague Round 2
Brose @ 1.52 stk 3/10
Darussafaka @ 1.44 stk 4/10
CSKA @ 1,14 stk 2/10
Crvena Zvezda (+6.5) @ 1.90 stk 3/10