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Spread Pick: Umana Reyer VeneziaHome with handicap -5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Under 147.0 at 1.83 Bet Now!

01-03-2017 20:30 BST - Umana Reyer Venezia v Sidigas Avellino - Champions League Betting Tips

There is an all-Italian clash in the FIBA Champions League Round of 16, and this is shaping up to be a cracking match on Wednesday night. There is always an added level of excitement when domestic rivals square off in European action, and this is likely to be a thrilling encounter.

Venezia were involved in a close run battle to make it through to the Round of 16 and in the end, they squeezed through by a margin of just 2 points. However, they did lose the first leg of the tie 74-67, and this gave them a big task to finish in the return leg. The Italians prevailed, finishing the game 70-61, and this was all that they needed to take their place in this stage of the tournament.

Venezia finished second in Group B although they did hold a 9-5 record. This is the same record as the teams that finished first and third, so they may feel slightly hard done by but they know that this isn’t a fantastic return for the regular season. However, they are here now and they’ll want to make the most of the opportunity available in this Round of 16 tie.

Umana Reyer Venezia vs Sidigas Avellino (53-49)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 01/03 09:00 (Spread Result: 48-49, Totals: 102)
andrew01/03 20:30Umana Reyer VeneziaUmana Reyer VeneziaREYERSidigas AvellinoSidigas AvellinoAVELL147.01.83Under 147.0 
SPREAD  -5  1.83Umana Reyer VeneziaREYER
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Sidigas Avellino also finished second in their group, Group D, and they held a 10-4 record. This is marginally better than their opponents but it isn’t a brilliant record by any means. The fact that these two sides know each other from domestic basketball may have an impact on the nature of the game but it is a Round of 16 clash to look forward to.

Melvin Ejim has delivered when it matters for Venezia and he has an average of 11.3 points per game so far this season while he has also chipped in with an average of 5.8 rebounds per match. Joe Ragland has offered an average of 15.3 points per game for Sidigas Avellino.

Venezia v Avellino Odds
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The bookies think the hosts will take advantage and you can back Umana Reyer Venezia at -5, at odds of 1.83. When it comes to the Over/Under market, go UNDER 147.0 which is provided at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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