Tag: olympiacos

Panathinaikos and the return of Ian Vougioukas

PANATHINAIKOS added size and experience to its roster by signing center Ian Vougioukas to a two-year deal, euroleague.net reports.

With or without Vougioukas, you can be sure the Greek League Finals 2018 will see Panathinaikos vs Olympiacos, as usual.

The perfect Sunday for European basketball lovers

What a Sunday for European basketball fans. On Sunday, May 21 there are two Bundesliga games in the afternoon and the Euroleague finals. Ulm – Oldeburg and Brose Bamberg – Bayern Munich are the two semifinals in Germany. Two games to follow in the afternoon. Later we move to Istanbul, Turkey, where CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid face for the 3rd place, while the Euroleague title is an affair between Fenerbahce and Olympiacos.

Sunday, May 21

Euroleague F4
17:00 CSKA Moscow – Real Madrid
20:00 Fenerbahce – Olympiacos

Bundesliga playoffs SF game 1
15:00 Ulm – Oldenburg
15:00 Bamberg – Bayern Munich

Olympiacos – Efes Game 5 preview

Fenerbahce, CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid have their ticket for the Euroleague Final Four (May 19-21), The fourth team will be Olympiacos Pireaus or Efes Istanbul.

Tuesday, May 2

Euroleague playoffs game 5
20:00 Olympiacos – Efes
Serbian League

18:00 Crvena Zvezda – KK Mega Basket

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All times are CET – Central Europe Time

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We hope you already have your ticket for this match, if not, you can watch it on TV because, as eurohoops.net reports, Peace and Friendship Stadium is sold out.

Olympiacos – Efes 2-2

game 1: Oly – Efes 87-72
game 2: Oly – Efes 71-73
game 3: Efes – Oly 64-60
game 4 Efes – Oly 62-74

stats by scoresway.com

Peace and Friendship Stadium
Athens, Spain, EU

The white and red team will be without Daniel Hackett, still injured. It’s a long time the Italian player is injured, so his absence is not set to be a factor in this match. In game 4 the great Vassilis Spanoulis was the her with 18 points scored, he is the man Efes will care most in game 5.

Efes coach Velimir Perasovic knows his boys will have to do something more than what they did in the last match. In our opinion a key player in game 5 would be Alex Kirk, he has not an elegant basketball, but he is a useful player.

TV: Fox Sports in Italy
Radio: no info
Internet: euroleague.tv

money line odds
Olympiacos @ 1.30
Efes @ 3.42

handicap odds
Olympiacos (-6.5) @ 1.86
Efes (+6.5) @ 1.86

Our Pick: Efes (+6.5) @ 1.86 stake 2/10


Country: Turkey
Town: Istanbul
Colors: blue, white & red
Arena: Abdi Ipekci Arena
Leagues: Euroleague & TBSL
Coach: Velimir Perasovic
Official website / Wikipedia page

The European Basketball Monday Review

It’s Monday, May 1, the right moment for checking what’s going on in the old Europe.

EUROLEAGUE has already 3 of its 4 four semifinalist. CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid and Fenerbahce got their ticket for the Final Four, while the other team will be Olympiacos or Efes.

The other european cup are over. EUROCUP winners is Unicaja Malga, while Iberostar Tenerife became the first ever winners of the BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE with a 63-59 win over Banvit in the Final on Sunday evening. The fourth throphy, the FIBA EUROPE CUP saw Nanterre getting the title.

Season is over also for ABA LIGA with Crevna Zvezda celebrating another title. In VTB UNITED LEAGUE it’s playoff time with 8 teams running for the title.

What about the national leagues? In BUNDESLIGA today it’s gameday, the last one of the regular season, with the post season starting on Friday, May 5. Ulm, Bamberg, Bayern Munich & Bayreuth alredy secured the first 4 spot in the playoff table. In SERIE A EA7 Milano secured the first place in the regular seson, while there is an interesting battle for 7th and 8th place in order to get a playoff spot. Everything will be clear next weekend.

The LKL is the league we like to care every Friday, so you already know playoff are started. By the way, Zalgiris Kaunas won game 1 against Dzukija 80-73. In Spain we find Valencia and Real Madrid fighting for LIGA ACB 1st place. Just in order you know it, there are rumors about the wild card Euroleague has for 2017/2018, it could be for a spanish team.

The ISRAELI LEAGUE sees Haopel Eliat and Hapoel Holon sharing the top with a 19-10 record. In Turkey we are waiting to see what will happen on Wednesday in Darussafaka – Galatasaray, just on order to understand what a wonderful final we are set to live in this great TBSL, one of the most interesting league in the world.

Just one more note: do you like the BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE? The website Through the Hoop UK is your next stop.


Monday, May 1

15:30 Bayern Munich – Giessen 46ers
18:00 Science City Jena – Bamberg

Tuesday, May 2

Euroleague playoffs game 5
20:00 Olympiacos – Efes
Serbian League

18:00 Crvena Zvezda – KK Mega Basket

Wednesday, May 3

Israeli League
19:30 Maccabi Tel Aviv – Ironi Nahariya

Thursday, May 4

Liga ACB
20:30 Manresa – Real Madrid
21:30 Tenerife – Baskonia

Friday, May 5

VTB United
18:00 CSKA Moscow – Astana
19:00 Lokomotiv Kuban – Unics Kazan

Saturday, May 6

Liga ACB
19:00 Zaragoza – Real Madrid
Israeli League
19:30 Maccabi Rishon – Maccabi Tel Aviv

Sunday, May 7

Serie A
18:15 Milano – Cantù
18:15 Reyer Venezia – Brindisi

Olympiacos – Efes Game 1 Odds

One day to Olympiacos – Efes Game 1. Bookmakers are working to show their best odds for this Euroleague match. Oddsportal.com have the best odds comparison service and we use it for you studies.

money line odds
Olympiacos @ 1.35
Efes @ 3.16

handicap odds
Olympiacos (-6.5) @ 1.90
Efes (+6.5) @ 1.88

Interesting odds, I mean Olympiacos @ 1.35 is very interesting, but I don’t want to give you any betting tips as would like to check injury list and latest news about both teams.


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Country: Greece (European Union)
Town: Athens
Colors: white & red

Arena: Peace & Frendship Stadium
Leagues: Euroleague & Greek League
Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos
Official website / Wikipedia page