Spread Pick: Laboral Kutxa VitoriaHome with handicap -5.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 152.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
15/04/2016 19:45 – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz v Panathinaikos Athens – Betting Tips
While all of the hosts triumphed in Round 1 of the playoffs, Laboral were the biggest winners of the opening round of games. Of course, this counts for nothing coming into the second game and the nature of the playoffs means that a one point margin of victory is just as important as winning by 16 points. However, the high margin afforded the hosts to rest players near the end of the game.
This may be something that plays a part in the second game of this tie. There is no doubt that playing high-intensity matches so close to each other asks a lot of players so the fact that Laboral were able to ease up before the end could be of benefit. However, there is a doubt over the fitness over Adam Hanga who had a big game for the hosts on Wednesday. Hanga limped off in the third quarter and he didn’t return to action. If he is absent for the game on Friday night, the hosts have a hole to fill and there may be something for Panathinaikos to exploit.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 14/04 10:05 (Spread Result: 76.5-78, Totals: 160)|
|giorgio||15/04 19:45||Laboral Kutxa Vitoria||Laboral Kutxa VitoriaLBO||Panathinaikos Athens||Panathinaikos AthensPAO||152.5||1.90||Over 152.5|
|SPREAD||-5.5||1.90||Laboral Kutxa VitoriaLBO||Bet ►|
The Greeks need to bounce back quickly
There will be no shortage of motivation for the away team heading into this game, and they know that they can play better. Some individual performances were of a strong nature, with Nick Calathes and Miroslav Raduljica playing well on the night but they need a strong team performance if they are going to level the series before heading back to Greece. The nature of two away ties gives a team a very tough start but if Panathinaikos can upset the odds, they know that they will have a buzzing home crowd behind them next week, so they have every incentive to raise the tempo on Friday night.
Although the Greeks will be keen to bounce back quickly in this tie, the margin of victory does leave you wondering if Laboral hold the upper hand. Taking Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz at -5.5, at odds of 1.90, is likely to be a decent bet for this game. When it comes to the Over/Under market, you should look to go OVER 152.5 at odds of 1.90. Bet Now!
Euroleague 2016 Playoffs Betting Tips
- 15 April Euroleague 2016 Playoff D – Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar v FC Barcelona Lassa
- 14 April Euroleague 2016 Playoff A – Fenerbahce Istanbul v Real Madrid
- 14 April Euroleague 2016 Playoff C – CSKA Moscow v Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
- 13 April Euroleague 2016 Playoff B – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz v Panathinaikos Athens
- 13 April Euroleague 2016 Playoff D – Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar v FC Barcelona Lassa
- 12 April Euroleague 2016 Playoff A – Fenerbahce Istanbul v Real Madrid
- 12 April Euroleague 2016 Playoff C – CSKA Moscow v Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade