Today is the big day for the basketball. The EuroBasket is coming back and there are so many good and interesting games from the qualifications which we would like to watch. Unfortunately we cannot predict all of them so we chose the game which we think is potentially the best for predicting.
The game is between the teams of Belgium and Cyprus. There is no doubt that the team of Belgium is the team with more class and quality players. They will take this game for sure, they will also do it with difference. The handicap line is around 15-16 points. We think that Belgium are capable of winning even with more than these points. Actually, the performance of Belgium is unpredictable as we already did a mistake with them in one friendly game. But what we noticed from all the friendly games they played - Belgium are making high scoring games.
Cyprus are the team which is worrying us, as they are not scoring many points, but as we can see in each game they did around 50-60 points, if they manage to score so many points then our prediction will be won because there is no doubt that Belgium will score 20 more than this.
Finally, there are some basketball friendly games. It looks like that the Russian teams are starting their preparation for the new season and our first prediction will be between the teams of Unics Kazan and Samara.
In the last season the team of Unics Kazan played in the United VTB League and they finished as runners-up after they lost 3-1 in the final series against CSKA Moscow. Now the ambitions of the team are big as they will try to achieve at least the same successes as the last year. Samara is a team which is competing in the Super League of Russia, which is actually the second level. There they finished on a respectful position and this season the ambitions are even greater.
Here there is no doubt that Unics Kazan will win with difference. They are the better team and there is a high chance of a win with 20+ points. Actually the handicap line is 19.5 points, but we think this is risky and we will go for over 148.5 points, because this is too low for a clubs which are scoring lots of points.
After the last good international friendly game, it is time to continue with some games from the domestic leagues and the for today we are going to Australia where are playing the teams of Brisbane and Nunawading.
Because we have no that much observation over those teams we are on the opinion that the best market for predicting here is the over/under points line. Our prediction now is based on their past games and on the statistics in their head to head games. The game should be open and interesting and this is why the line is around 160 points. Actually, the line could be even bigger but we are happy that it is not. Usually, in Australia the teams are scoring lots of points.
Brisbane are the better team, they should take this game without any problems but we will see what is going to happen now. Nunawading is a strong team as well and they should not be underestimating. Anyway, we cannot risk with final result so we will go for over 165.5 points.
Well, Ukraine totally disappointed us yesterday, after they could not win with more points difference the team of Albania. Of course, we have to praise Albania for the play they did against Ukraine, but this was potentially a game with many points.
Today we will follow and make a prediction about one game between Israel and Ukraine. The leaders in the group of this friendly tournament. Ukraine are pointed from the bookmakers as favourites for winning this game, but we think that Israel are not worse team than Ukraine and they might surprise them. Of course, this is a friendly game and nothing is so sure here but we think that we might go and search for the surprise. Moreover, in the past few games Israel are playing incredible basketball and they did some wins in a row.
As we mention above, the bookmakers are making Ukraine favourites for winning this game which is strange. For us, the game is 50-50 and the more precise and stable team will take this game. We strongly believe that Israel are going to be this team.
Yesterday, we did a great prediction about Albania and Israel. Israel performed pretty well and they won with huge difference of around 60 points. We were surprised a lot, but Albania are just not that serious team.
Today, Albania are going to play against Ukraine, which are even more serious team. If they lost with 60 points difference from Israel, we do not know to predict with how many points, they are going to lose from this team. The handicap line is 30 points, and this is one possible outcome here. But we will use more sure market - against we will trust the over/under line. We think that line of 146 points is good enough. We saw that Albania are involved in a games with lots of points. Moreover, Ukraine are having incredible attack and it should not be a problem for them to score at least 80-90 points, why not 100, as their opponents from Israel did.
We do not think that Albania are going to change something in their game today. Simply, they cannot do anything more than this, we saw against Israel. The only thing we hope here is that this time Albania will score more points than 45, because against Ukraine with 45 points, we may not see over 146 points, but anyway, we are confident we will see over.
We did an excellent prediction a couple of days ago, when Albania played against the national team of Qatar. They won with 71-70 in one epic game and today they are going to play another friendly game this time against Israel.
The odds for Israel are 1.01, which is normal. They are much better team than Albania and they will surely win this game with at least 20 points difference. But despite that we are expecting one very good and open game. If we are right, we are going to see definitely lots of points and the line for this is not very big. Usually, in almost each game of Israel we are seeing around 150 points. They are a team which is playing mostly in attack and they are scoring lots of points. In the last 5 games of Israel we can see 4 games with over 145 points. This is good for our prediction because the over/under points line is just 145.5 points.
Albania are not a team which is scoring lots of points. In the last 5 games, they have just 2 games with over 145 points. Anyway, if both teams are playing the game they know, we will definitely see 145+ points here. Even if you want to risk make the line bigger, for example 150 points looks good as well.
We thought that today there are not going to predict any basketball games, because there were not such games, but then later a few Serbian friendly games were announced and we liked the game between Partizan and OKK Beograd.
Last season we did some predictions for Partizan and Crvena Zvezda but we are not very common with the teams this season. They are just starting their preparation for the new season as Partizan will be maybe one of the teams which will be factors in their league. They will be playing in the Adriatic League as well, we guess so the team must make one stable and solid preparation for the upcoming season. OKK Beograd is a team which is playing in the second league of Serbia. They were very close to relegate from there but somehow they managed to save themselves.
In this game, there is no doubt that Partizan are going to win with difference. The problem is that are they going to play serious and win with 15+ points difference which is the line, or they are going to use more rotations and will not make this difference. Safer market is over 150 points, which is the line and looks like both teams can score those points easily.