Spread Pick: CSKA MoscowHome with handicap -15.5 at 1.95
Over/Under: Over 154.5 at 1.87 Bet Now!
16/04/2015 19:00 – CSKA Moscow vs Panathinaikos Athens
The home side set about their task on Tuesday in the strongest possible manner and it was a record breaking night for the Moscow side in their opening game against Panathinaikos. They will be confident of making it 2-0 in the series and if they can show the kind of form they showed in the second quarter on Tuesday night, they will grab this lead with a minimum of fuss and effort.
They ran up a 27-6 scoring run against the Greek side, giving them a 29 point lead at the halfway mark. Over the course of the game, CSKA Moscow offered up 27 assists, which is a new record in the playoffs. Every CSKA Moscow player scored during the game and Milos Teodosic offered up 18 points and 9 assists. On the other hand, if Panathinaikos are looking to achieve anything in this game, they will need Nikos Pappas to show the same sort of form, as he offered up 16 points for the away team on Tuesday.
There should be no issue of fatigue for this game as both sets of teams rotated well on Tuesday, with no CSKA Moscow player spending more than 22 minutes on the court. As for Panathinaikos, their top scorer Pappas started on the bench so they will be looking for some key players to step up in this game.
With the opening win in this series of games, CSKA Moscow has notched up a 23-2 record, which is very impressive. The Moscow side grabbed a 10-0 in the regular season and they boasted of a 12-2 in the Top 16. With this additional win moving them up to 23 wins, they will be keen to make it 24-2 before the weekend gets underway
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 16/04 17:30 (Spread Result: 84.5-80, Totals: 180)|
|giorgio||16/04 19:00||CSKA Moscow||CSKA MoscowCSK||Panathinaikos Athens||Panathinaikos AthensPAO||154.5||1.87||Over 154.5|
|SPREAD||-15.5||+15.5||1.95||CSKA MoscowCSK||Bet ►|
Panathinaikos need to find some form
The Greeks now hold a 12-13 record in the Euroleague this season and they will be keen to get some parity back in their record by the end of Thursday night if they can. It is a tough task, and the Greek team may prefer their chances at home to the Russian side but they know that they are facing a mighty challenge in this series of games. For average points scored, CSKA Moscow leads with 88.0 compared to 75.3.
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Milos has been the man for the Russian side
Milos Teodosic is now the top points scorer for the Russian side, standing with an average of 16.2 points, and an average of 7.2 assists. For rebounds, Andrey Vorontsevich remains a key player with an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.
For Panathinaikos, Esteban Batista has been vital, offering up an average of 10.7 points per game and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game. Dimitris Diamantidis, has also been crucial this season, offering an average of 5.8 assists per game this Euroleague campaign.
Bwin make CSKA Moscow the clear favourites for this game, placing them at odds of 1.07 to win the game, while you can find odds of 9.50 for Panathinaikos in the Money Line. If you like the look of the handicap odds, CSKA Moscow are on offer with a handicap of -15.5 at odds of 1.95 while Panathinaikos are available at +15.5 at odds of 1.80. If you like the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 154.5 at odds of 1.87. Bet Now!
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