Tag: betting

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%

Cigarafterten.com 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!


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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 oddshark.com 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 bodybets.com and minyaville.com. Anyway waht is interesting now for us is what we can ready in the oddshark.com 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.


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What’s Snapscreen?

Thomas Willomitzer, founder and CEO of Snapscreen describes his Snapscreen as “the Shazam for sportsbetting”.  The website CalvinAyre.com 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, snapscreen.com reveal further details. This is story to follow.


A night in Tallinn: Kalev vs Unics Preview

Waiting for Euroleague Round 25, we look at VTB United League for Kalev Tallinn – Unics Kazan, our match of the day.


VTB United League
17:30 Kalev Tallinn – Unics Kazan


Tallinn, Estonia, EU
These are sad days for Unics Kazan as the team has lost all the last 4 games, 2 in Euroleague and 2 in VTB United League. This is the moment to came back to victory. The Estonian team lost its leader, Demonte Harper, to Zenit, so it seems Kazan can easily manage a win in Tallinn tonight. Bookmakers have not interesting odds for home / away win, so today we will place a bet on first half.
Bookmakers Home/ Away average odds: Kalev @ 6.50 / Unics @ 1.09 

First Half: Unics Kazan @ 1.26 stake 3/10

– Be careful !! –
We suggest to place only single bets and to place few bets. We are set to bet only on Kalev Tallinn – Unics Kazan , the match of the day, as we like to place maximum only 1 bet for each day.

Euroleague Round 24 Preview

Good news for Maccabi Tel Aviv fans as the Israeli team added depth to its lineup with the signing of forward Diamon Simpson for the remainder of the season as euroleague.net reports. Simpson is expected to play immediately, so Maccabi – Olympiacos is a very important game for him.

Thursday, Mar 2
18:00 Zalgiris Kaunas – Fenerbahce
18:45 Galatasaray – Real Madrid
19:00 Crvena Zvezda – Brose
20:05 Maccabi – Olympiacos
21:00 Baskonia – EA7 Milano 🎖

Friday, Mar 3
17:00 Unics Kazan – Efes
18:15 Darussafaka – Panathinaikos
21:00 Barcelona – CSKA Moscow

Kaunas, Lithuania, EU
🏀 ZALGIRIS (10-13) – FENERBAHCE (15-8)
The Lithuanian team is still in race for a playoff spot. To get it they have to win as many home games as possible. Zalgiris has won four of its last five games, it’s a magic moment for them. By the way, Fenerbahce is without point guard Kostas Sloukas, injured. 
Zalgiris (+2.5) @ 1.87 stake 3/10

Istanbul, Turkey
The point is: Real Madrid will become the first playoffs qualifier with a victory! The question is: will Sergio Lull  and friend win this game? I think they will as Gala has nothing to ask to Euroleague anymore. Anyway, be careful, as bookmakers offer very low odds for away will.

Belgrade, Serbia
🏀 CRVENA ZVEZDA (13-10) – BAMBERG (8-15)
As eurobasket.com reports, Crvena Zvezda had no problems winning another game in ABA League on Monday. I don’t know if Bamberg can win in Serbia, but I just know that in these days Andrea Trinchieri‘s boys are the only team that can do it.
Bamberg (+5.5) @ 1.87 stake 2/10

Tel Aviv, Israel
Probably you forgot it, but the last time these teams met, in Round 9, Maccabi pulled an impressive road win in Piraeus, 73-80, led by DJ Seeley‘s 19 points, as euroleague.net remember us. Go Maccabi!
Maccabi (+5.5) @ 1.87 stake 3/10



Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, EU
🏀 BASKONIA (12-11) – EA7 MILANO (7-16)
Milano has a good life in Italy, but this team suffers a lot in Euroleague. Milano will be without Zoran Dragic, injured for the rest of the season. No hope for Milano in Vitoria-Gasteiz. This game is the cigarafterten match of the week.
Baskonia @ 1.18 stake 5/10


Kazan, Russia
🏀 UNICS KAZAN (7-16) – EFES ISTANBUL (12-11)
Kazan has Euroleague top player Keith Langford, but Kazan is not only Keith Langford. This is a great team and Efes should be afraid of them. Anyway no betting tips here.

Istanbul, Turkey
At this point of the season I can say that Darussafaka is not a team, it’s a big question point! Journalists love them, but they are in 9th position, so, I guess, something is not working in the right way at Darussafaka. I know David Blatt is an excellent coach, but I  wonder if he can drive his boys to a win against Pana. Bookmakers say yes, I say no!
Panathinaikos (+2,5) @ 1.87 stake 4/10

Barcelona, Spain, EU
🏀 BARCELONA (9-14) – CSKA MOSCOW (17-6)
What’s wrong with Barca? Ok, they had a lot of injured players, but anyway, they sees to be a crazy team with or without injured players. By the way, Barcelona lost the last Liga ACB game: 83-81 with Estudiantes, scoresway.com reports.
CSKA Moscow @ 1.38 stake 2/10

I hope these bettings tips are useful for you. I suggest to place only single bets and to place few bets. I am set to bet only on Baskonia – EA7 Milano, the match of the day, as I like to place only 1 bet for each day. Slow bet.