Yesterday, we did not get 2 points to cover our forecast as profitable. Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder, they did an amazing basketball on the parquet. But after all the potential winner was the team of Salt Lake City. The next interesting event who we will choose to predict is going to be this time from Europe, Euroleague between Zalgiris Kaunas and Olympiakos.
Zalgiris Kaunas took advantage of Olympiakos injuries in the first match-day and pulled an upset. The visitors did bounce back with a win, and now they will need to win once in Lithuania in order to reach the Final Four.
The hosts did an excellent job to break home advantage, and they now have the upper hand. Olympiakos have tons of experience at this stage, and they just might turn this around. Moreover, the team of Zalgiris has been really competitive at home so far in the season.
The next interesting event which we liked and choose to predict is going to be from Europe, Euroleague between the teams of Olympiakos and Zalgiris. Both sides will take a place in Peace And Friendship Stadium, Piraeus, Greece.
The hosts thought they would have a comfortable night when made an excellent start in the playoffs against the visiting Zalgiris Kaunas. They made some great shots, they hit 10 by 15 field shoots, while their opponents had just 3 by13 made. Spanoulis turned the switch to score 25 points with 9 assists, 2 rebounds, a steal but also 6 turnovers.
On the other hand, Zalgiris played a really strong game, as they had the nerve to keep their heads together after a poor start. They had patience, and they quickly crushed down Olympiacos lead to eventually send the game to overtime. Zalgiris broke the home advantage, and even if they lose this one, they have turned the tables in their favour.
Both of teams are making usually effective games between them. This evening we expect both of teams to play fairly well. Probably they will show us attacking and open game. Over 152.5 points are a pretty good choice for us.
The next competitive game which we choose to predict and make a preview is going to be from Euroleague between the teams of Barcelona Lassa and Olympiacos. Both clubs will take a place in Palau Blaugrana at Barcelona, Spain.
Actually, in this game, we expect to see an equal and heavy battle between the two teams. Against each other, both clubs have played 15 competitive games and this games coming from Euroleague. Barcelona is a leader with one more win over their rivals of Olympiacos. The away team coming into the game after a successful win over the Khimki team, as they clashed their rivals with an astonishing 92-75 at home, 6 days ago, while the Barcelona team come into the game after a four disappointing losses of their last five encounters in this campaign.
We are backing to the home win, Barcelona Lassa will try to make everything to take a victory today. In this rivalry, both teams are capable to concede a lot of baskets.
The next basketball event which we choose to predict and make an analyse is going to be from the famous tournament in Europe, Euroleague. Olympiacos face off against the team of Baskonia in an important game tonight. Both teams will take a place in Peace And Friendship Stadium at Piraeus, Greece.
These two famous teams on the European level face off against each other, 18 times. According to the bookmakers, the absolute favourite in this game is the home team and we agree with them. Meanwhile, the Olympiacos team lost the last game in this tournament in the final round against the team of Fenerbahce. They were unconfident on their performance against the winner from the previous campaign.
In the past 5 games, the team from Baskonia is having just 1 win. They are playing terribly away from home and they lost against teams like CSKA Moscow, Barcelona, Valencia and even Gran Canaria. In this game, we will strongly go for the Olympiacos as we do not think that they are in a better condition but at least at home, they are playing solid and we do not think we are going to see a surprise here.
Today Anadolu Efes will face Olympiakos in a game this evening in the Abdi Ipekci Arena. The away team is coming to this game after 63 - 70 win away from home against the team of Rethymno Aegean BC. Olympiakos beat Anadolu Efes with 90 - 66 in аn amazing match a few months ago.
Our tip will be from the over/under markets and it will be to see over 156 points in this game. Anadolu Efes can be the better team but Olympiakos are playing really good and we believe that they can score lots of points and make their game very difficult.
Both of teams are making usually effective games between them. This evening we expect both of teams to play fairly well. Probably they will show us attacking and open game. Over 156.5 points is pretty good choice for us.
It is been an interesting day, yesterday, when our only basketball tip finished with void. Today, we looked at the program and our attention was grabbed by the game between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos from the Basket League (Greece).
The result in this playoff series is 1-2 in favour of Olympiakos, but nothing is decided yet, because tonight the team of Panathinaikos are having the home game and they can equalize the serie and eventually bring them glory in the next game. Of course, it is going to be really hard for them, moreover when you know that the next game from this final playoff is going to be played in the home arena of Olympiakos and they are going to be the favourites for winning it. Now Panathinaikos are the favourites as the bookmakers are giving them 1.40 odds to win this game.
This is not that bad actually, but the odds are pretty low and we must use a solid handicap in order to make the wanted odds for us. The line is around 6-7 points which is not that much, but against a team like Olympiakos it can be really dangerous. Instead of this, we think it is very likely to see one over here. The line is as low as 143 points and if we refer to the past few games of both teams, we have all the chances to see 140+ points here.
Everything in the Euroleague is finished, it is just a matter of one more game for some of the teams. It is known that CSKA Moscow will qualify for sure for the next stage while Olympiakos are not going to qualify.
This is giving the opportunity CSKA to play with players who was in the first team less and this dropped the odds for Olympiakos a lot. Something like this happened last night in the game we predicted between Brose Baskets and Laboral Kutxa. We think that just the same will happen here.
Actually even if CSKA Moscow are going on the field with the regular players we believe that Olympiakos are not that bad team and they have all chances to take the win as well. Their squad is not that bad and they are playing amazing in their own league. We believe that this game will be won by Olympiakos.