Category: betting

Austria – Netherlands preview

The adventure of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 has already started, as, in these weeks, 13 European national teams are involved in the WC European Pre-Qualifiers.

Saturday, 5 August

🌍 WC European Pre-Qualifiers
19:00  Armenia – Sweden
group A
19:30  Austria – Netherlands
group B

— • —

All times are CET – Central Europe Time


Schwechat, Austria, EU
Group B – Game Day 2

Austria, Netherlands and Albania are in Group B. Two of them will advance to the next round and with the 51-79 win in Tirana, Austria can hope to get the target.

Unfortunately, bookmakers are not interested in this tournament and we found few and silly odds online for the match. Bookies see Austria as favorite here, but we think the Netherlands can be dangerous. You know our way of betting: if you don’t see a clear favorite, just back the underdog!

The players to watch are Henk Norel and Roeland Schaftenaar, somehow the stars of the Dutch team.

TV no info
Radio no info
Internet video streaming on FIBA youtube channel

money line FT including OT average odds
Austria @ 1.45
Netherlands @ 2.55

money line 1st Half average odds
Austria @ /
Netherlands @ /

handicap average odds
Austria (-5.5) @ 1.85
Netherlands (+5.5) @ 1.85

Our Pick: Netherlands (+5.5) @ 1.85 stake 2/10

🧙‍♂️ European basketball calendar by cigarafterten

🧙‍♂️ Netherlands friendly games in July by FIBA

🧙‍♂️ WC European Pre-Qualifiers by FIBA

Our 2017 betting results

In our page Bets Archive you can check every bets we placed this year, while in this post you find just a little summary.

July: +00.00%
June: +83.00% !!
May: +51.41% !
April:  +5.76%
March: -20.24%
February: +3.46%
January: +8.59% is the website to visit before placing any bet on European Basketball. By the way, we will never reveal the bookmakers we use for betting. So, don’t ask!


No comments

What’s the Zig-Zag Theory?

If you are an NBA lover, probably you already know the Zig-Zag Theory, something can be useful also in the Old Europe.

In order to explain this topic I take some information from superb websites, surely more serious and nice than our cigarafterten.

Let’s start with It is named the Zig-Zag Theory for its propensity of momentum shifting between the home and road teams based on how each performed in the previous game. The idea is that each game in a playoff series is affected by the result of the game that preceded it.

A lot websites have interesting articles about this topic. We suggest to read and Anyway waht is interesting now for us is what we can ready in the article: if the road team wins Game 1, typically in an upset as an underdog, the home favorite is a very strong bet to rebound, historically winning around 75% of the time in that scenario.

The point is that this theory is good for NBA, but is it good for Euroleague too? We think so, even if we don’t have enough stats about Euroleague playoffs.



twitter: @cigarafterten

google +: cigarafterten

facebook: cigarafterten

One comment

What’s Snapscreen?

Thomas Willomitzer, founder and CEO of Snapscreen describes his Snapscreen as “the Shazam for sportsbetting”.  The website reports about this company.

Why does Cigarafterten care about Snapscreen? You know, we love basketball betting and sports betting industry was identified as a top target of Snapscreen’s by Willomitzer. The official website of the company, reveal further details. This is story to follow.


Betting: two interesting games for Saturday

Yesterday we lost some money bacause of Darussafaka, today we hope to get a revenge thanks to Maccabi Tel Aviv.


Liga ACB
19:00 CB Canarias Tenerife – Real Madrid
Israeli League
19:30 Hapoel Gilboa – Maccabi Tel Aviv

Tenerife, Spain, EU
What a battle in Tenerife, with Liga ACB leader Tenerife hosting the great Real. As Liga ABC official website writes, for Canarias Tenerife this is one of the most important match in it’s history. Do we want to break Tenerife’s dreams? No we don’t!
Tenerife (+4.5) @ 1.87 stake 2/10


Gan Ner, Israel
Just a not for people who don’t follow Israeli League daily: last week Hapoel Gilboa lost at home by 14 with the weak maccabi Kiryat. What about Maccabi Tel Aviv?  The head coach Ainars Bagatskis knows he has one target to reach: the Israeli League title. This is the cigarafterten match of the day.
Maccabi Tel Aviv @ 1.25 stake 3/10

– Be careful !! –
We suggest to place only single bets and to place few bets. We are set to bet only on Hapoel Gilboa – Maccabi Tel Aviv, the match of the day, as we like to place maximum only 1 bet for each day.