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Spread Pick: Besiktas Sompo JapanAway with handicap +2 at 1.83
Over/Under: Over 149.0 at 1.83 Bet Now!

01-03-2017 18:00 BST - Pinar Karsiyaka v Besiktas Sompo Japan - Champions League Betting Tips

The first of the Wednesday night FIBA Champions League Round of 16 games sees Pinar welcome Besiktas. There are five games on Wednesday night but this will be one of the most eagerly anticipated, and there should be basketball betting action in store.

In the end, Pinar Karsiyaka made it to this stage of the FIBA Champions League by overcoming Fraport Skyliners by 10 points over the two legs. After a 90-80 reversal in Germany, it was a tough task in the second leg but Pinar passed it with flying colours, winning by 20 points on the night, by a score of 72-52, making a rather comfortable margin of victory over the two legs. That will no doubt lift the spirits of Pinar heading into this game but it needs to be said that Besiktas are much tougher opponents than Fraport Skyliners.

Pinar finished third in Group B in the regular season of the FIBA Champions League but they finished with a 9-5 record, as did the teams that finished in first and second place. This means that the side from Karsiyaka will feel slightly aggrieved about their placement but they came through the Playoff round in good spirits.

Pinar Karsiyaka vs Besiktas Sompo Japan (75-70)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 01/03 09:00 (Spread Result: 75-72, Totals: 145)
andrew01/03 18:00Pinar KarsiyakaPinar KarsiyakaKARSIBesiktas Sompo JapanBesiktas Sompo JapanBESIK149.01.83Over 149.0 
SPREAD   +2 1.83Besiktas Sompo JapanBESIK
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Besiktas enjoyed a great regular season in FIBA Champions League

The Turkish side finished top of Group E and they had a 12-2 record. This strong showing means that Besiktas have enjoyed a well-earned rest in recent weeks, but the impact of this will only be seen in this game and the return leg. It should have provided Besiktas with the chance to rest and freshen up but there may be a touch of ring-rustiness to them in this game. This will be what Pinar is hoping for as this may provide the hosts with their best chance of success!

J’Covan Marquis Brown has been a key player for Pinar, providing an average of 15.4 points per game so far this season. Earl Clark has been in fine form for Besiktas, providing an average of 14.1 points per match this campaign.

Karsiyaka v Besiktas Odds
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Take Besiktas at +2, at odds of 1.83 in this clash. For the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 149.0 which you can find at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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