Spread Pick: Laboral Kutxa with handicap -3.5 at 1.90 Over/Under: Over 150.5 1.90 Bet Now!
12/12/2014 19:30 – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria v Valencia Basket
There is always added spice when domestic rivals meet in European competition and we have an all-Spanish clash in Group D in Round 9 of the Euroleague. The home side go into this game knowing that a win sees them progressing into the Top 16 while simultaneously knocking Valencia out of the running for making it to the prestigious knock-out round. In saying that, if Valencia are able to grab an away win, both teams will be playing in Round 10 with a strong hope of progressing.
Laboral had a change of coach three games ago and Ibon Navarro has two of his three games. This will give the home side hope of triumphing in this game but Valencia will take heart from knowing they have defeated Vitoria twice this season, with a very recent domestic victory still clear in the minds of players, coaches and fans.
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|[+] Show TrendsEuroleague tip locked in at 11/12 13:25 (Spread Result: 89.5-89, Totals: 182)|
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|SPREAD||-3.5||+3.5||1.90||Laboral Kutxa VitoriaLBO||Bet ►|
Valencia hold the upper hand in the head-to-head games between the sides
The two sides clashed earlier on in this campaign with the game finishing 79-69 in Valencia’s favour, in a match that featured a total of 148 points. The two teams have also met recently on domestic duty, with Valencia winning 85-70. This match, which took place on the 7th of December, featured 155 points. It should be remembered that although Valencia had the upper hand in these games, they were the home team on both occasions.
Laboral currently hold a 4-4 record and they are averaging 78.5 points per game in the Euroleague. Their main player for points so far has been Thomas Huertel, who is averaging 13.5 points per game, but he is also offering up 7 assists per game too. Colton Iverson from the United States has also been in decent form, averaging 7.8 points per game while providing 5.4 rebounds per game. In their domestic league, the 4-6 record held by Laboral isn’t ranking them too strongly and they sit in 11th place.
Valencia need to win this game
Valencia hold a 2-6 record and have only averaged 72.9 points per game in the Euroleage. So far, their key player has been Pau Ribas, who averages 11.8 points per game and 3.5 assists per game, while Luke Harangody, also from the United States, has averaged 9.6 points per game while providing 4.5 rebounds per game. While Laboral are much stronger than Valencia in Group D, Valencia hold a stronger domestic record, a 6-4 status, which sees them sitting in 6th place.
In this one, the home team should hold a decent advantage and taking them with a -3.5 handicap, at odds of 1.90 should be attractive. The Over/Under market is in play and you should be looking at getting involved with the Over market at 150.5. Both of these bets are available from Bet365, and if you are keen to see the two Spanish sides play off against each other, we can point you in the right direction. Bet Now!
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