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Spread Pick: Real MadridHome with handicap -12.5 at 1.87
Over/Under: Over 159.5 at 1.87 Bet Now!

15/04/2015 20:00 – Real Madrid vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Euroleague Playoffs Betting Tips - Real Madrid vs Anadolu Efes IstanbulThe two teams have met twice already this season with home victories being the order of the day. Madrid cruised 90-70 in their home game while Efes enjoyed a buzzer beating 75-73 win in Istanbul. Madrid has a 14-6 lead in the series between the two teams and they have managed to win their last 7 home games against the Turkish side by an average of 18.3 points. This is something that Real Madrid will be looking to maintain at the start of this series of games.

Real Madrid have been in strong form this season, and they have a 19-5 record in the Euroleague this season. This includes an 8-2 record in the regular season and an 11-3 record in the Top 16. They face Anadolu who have a 12-12 record in the Euroleague campaign for this season. This includes a 6-4 record in the regular season and a 6-8 record in the Top 16. With respect to average points scored, Real Madrid have a healthy advantage, 87.4 to 76.0.

Real Madrid vs Anadolu Efes (80-71)
TipsterTip-offHome TeamAway TeamO/UOddsFree TipSportsbook
Euroleague tip locked in at 14/04 18:45 (Spread Result: 67.5-71, Totals: 151)
giorgio15/04 20:00Real MadridRMBAnadolu EfesEFS159.51.87Over 159.5 
SPREAD  -12.5 +12.5 1.87Real MadridRMB
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Reyes has been on fire for Madrid

Euroleague - Real MadridFelipe Reyes has been in excellent for Madrid this campaign. He has managed to deliver an average of 12.0 points and he has also served up an average of 5.8 rebounds per game. There is a whole host of top players in this Madrid side but Sergio Llull has played his part with an average of 5.5 assists per game this campaign.

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Could Draper come back to haunt Madrid?

Stratos Perperoglou has been in fine form for Efes this campaign, with an average of 10.6 points per game. He has been ably assisted by Dario Saric, who has served up an average of 5.7 rebounds per game this season while Dontaye Draper has provided an average of 3.3 assists per game this season. Given that Draper helped Madrid get to the Final Four in his last two campaigns; he knows what it takes to be a winner at this time of year in the Euroleague.

Real Madrid are currently in second position in the Spanish league, sitting with a 23-5 record. Their most recent domestic match was a win over their biggest rivals, Barcelona. The 91-78 home win will have given the home side a further boost for this one and they will be looking to continue their form into the playoffs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul are currently sitting in third spot in the Turkish table with an 18-8 record. Their most recent domestic game was a 90-73 win over Torku Konyaspor, so they will have a spring in their step heading into his game.

When it comes to the Money Line bet, Bwin cannot see beyond Real Madrid and you can find the Spanish giants at 1.10 to win. For the handicap bet, taking Real Madrid at -12.5, at odds of 1.85, should be of interest. There is always interest in the Over/Under market, and if you are looking to get involved with this bet, be sure to go OVER 159.5 at odds of 1.87. Bet Now!

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