Spread Pick: Crvena Zvezda Telekom BelgradeAway with handicap -1.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 153.50 at 1.90 Bet Now!
12/03/2015 18:00 – Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul v Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
This will be the fourth time that these two teams meet in the Euroleague this season so there is plenty to look back on for Basketball Betting fans. The side from Belgrade grabbed a big win on the opening day of the regular season but in the two games that have followed; the Turkish giants have grabbed the spoils. The last time the two sides met was a nail-biter that went into double overtime. That game in Istanbul was one of the most dramatic of the Euroleague campaign so far and if we get a game that gets anything close to that level of excitement, we will be in for a treat.
The Belgrade side will be keen to avenge their two most recent defeats to Galatasaray, there is an argument to say that they have a better squad available for this game and of course, they march into this game with the confidence of having defeated the Euroleague champions. However, Belgrade haven’t won a game on the road in the Euroleague since the beginning of December, so that is one barrier that they will need to overcome.
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|[+] Show TrendsEuroleague tip locked in at 11/03 11:35 (Spread Result: 68-89.5, Totals: 159)|
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Top 16 form hasn’t been great for either team
The home side have a 6-13 record in the Euroleague this season. A 4-6 record in the regular season was enough to get them through into the Top 16 but the 2-7 record that they hold in this part of the campaign is a disappointment. Crvena also hold a 2-7 record in the Top 16 but their 6-4 record in the regular season means that they hold an 8-11 record overall. The Belgrade side may hold the better record this campaign but for average points scored, Galatasaray hold a slight advantage, 77.3 to 75.5.
Zoran Erceg is the key player for Galatasaray and he has delivered an average of 15.3 points per game this season. He will need to be on form if the Turkish side are going to grab anything from this vital match. Another player that the home side will be looking towards is Kerem Gonlum, who has offered up an average of 4.7 rebounds per game this game. Carlos Arroyo has also played a big role this season, offering up an average of 4.3 assists per game.
For the away team, Boban Marjanovic is the key player. He has managed to deliver an average of 16.2 points per game and he has also offered up an average of 10.4 rebounds per game this campaign. Another major player for the side from Belgrade will be Marcus Williams, who has managed to provide an average of 6.3 assists per game this season.
Contrasting fortunes in the domestic leagues for these teams
Galatasaray are currently languishing in 5th position in the Turkish league, with a 12-9 record. They did managed to grab a great win on Monday though, defeating Fener.Ulker at home by a score of 92-88. This result saw Fenerbahce lose the top spot in the Turkish league so it was a sore loss for them and a great morale boost for Galatasaray.
Crvena are sitting at the top of the Adriatic League with a 22-2 record, and they have a healthy lead over Budocnost who are in second place with an 18-6 record. Their most recent domestic game was a Sunday win over Metalac, with the final score finishing 82-59.
If you are looking to place a bet on this game, taking Belgrade with a handicap of -1.5, at odds of 1.90 should be a good bet. Anyone that is keen to add the Over/Under element to their bet should consider going OVER 153.50, at odds of 1.90. Bet365 have all of these bets and a lot more on offer for Euroleague betting fans. Bet Now!
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