The match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Ironi Nahariya marks the first game from Israel’s League Cup quarter-finals. Both teams have already played their regular “Super League” season games each splitting one win on their home court. Although the heavy handicap placed on Maccabi, we believe they are the more potent team and should cover the spread without too much hassle, especially with their new roster additions from the start of the season finally building up some chemistry.
With several former NBA players on their squad (Sonny Weems, Joe Alexander, Colton Iverson, Quincy Miller) it would definitely be a huge upset if they get outed before at least reaching the final of the tourney. Ironi Nahariya also have one of the worst efficient defenses in Israel and with so many great dunkers from their competitor expect to see a high scoring and exciting clash.
This is a clash from the WNBA semifinals between the teams of Los Angeles and Chicago Sky. The Sparks are the strong favorite in Game 1 and will definitely look to exploit the home advantage and get a comfortable win. They should be well rested after 12 days off since the last match, where they defeated San Antonio Stars with 71-65.
The Sparks have won the last five meetings against the Sky and all of those games were won by double digits. Elena Delle Donne is still out for Chicago and that's not a good thing when going up against a Sparks team that plays at a high level at home and has several scoring options. We think that Los Angeles should be able to cover the handicap line of 9 points, especially after getting so much rest between games.
For our todays basketball tip, we have chosen the match from the Czech NBL between the teams of Nymburk and Kolin.
Nymburk is the best team in the Czech Republic. They have managed to win their first game of the season easily with 105-61 against Hradec. Here, the home team is again the massive favorite and without a doubt will win the match, but the asian handicap line is just way too high with 32 points and we believe that there’s very little value in this bet.
Kolin, on other side, have begun the season with a 94-96 defeat from Prostejov. They should beat themselves for this lose, because they were the favorite to win and it’s never a good thing to lose the opening match of the season against weaker opponent.
Nymburk are just unstoppable at home, but still there’s a risk taking a home win with this huge handicap line. However, the guests have nothing to lose and must play high tempo. Kolin have to try to score points and stay close in the game. All in all we see a high scoring game, and the original line of 159 points is now rised to 162 which means that even the bookmakers are convinced of the final result.
After the great two wins in a row from the friendly basketball games we are going to make another one again from the Spain where we did a very good prediction 2 days ago. This time we choose not that famous teams - Tenerife - Estudiantes.
According to the bookmakers there is no favourite this game. But for us there is a clear favourite for winning this game and this is the team of Estudiantes. First of all, Tenerife are not very good in their friendly games, or at least they did not show what they can yet. Estudiantes won the only friendly game they played against Zaragoza with 10 points difference. It looks like that they are the more solid and stable team from both right now. Both teams played in the ACB last season as like stats they were very equal but in our opinion Estudiantes were the better team.
The game is pointed to be 50-50 but we believe that Tenerife will not be able to win this game. Estudiantes are playing very smart, especially in defense and if they manage to score most of the attacks they make, they will win this game.