Spread Pick: CSKA MoscowHome with handicap -5.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 157.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
19-05-2017 17:30 BST - CSKA Moscow v Olympiacos Piraeus - Euroleague Playoffs Tips
The Euroleague Final Four is upon us and we have two great semi-final matches to look forward to on Friday. All four of these teams will be in action again on Sunday this weekend but the nature of the game on Sunday depends very much on what happens on Friday night. In Semi Final B, the reigning champions take on the rank outsiders but this is shaping up to be a game with plenty to look out for.
In the two regular season games between these sides this season, it was the Russians who came out on top. CSKA Moscow won 75-81 in Greece early on in the season and there was a 90-86 victory in Moscow in the last set of fixtures in the closing weekend of the regular season. These two teams are also regular opponents in the Final Four, having met four times in the past six campaigns. The Greeks hold the upper hand, having won the first three of these clashes but CSKA took the last meeting and they’ll fancy their chances to triumph again in this game.
This Euroleague semi-final should be an interesting clash of styles. CSKA Moscow have the best offensive record in the league, offering an average of 87.6 points per game while Olympiacos Piraeus B.C. have the second best defensive record in the league, limiting opponents to 73.6 points per game.
CSKA triumphed last year with Nando De Colo and Milos Teodosic in great form, and both of these players are likely to be the crucial components for the Russians this weekend. De Colo holds an average of 19.4 points per game and 4 assists while Teodosic provides an average of 16.2 points per game and 7 assists.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 18/05 09:00 (Spread Result: 72.5-82, Totals: 160)|
|giorgio||19/05 17:30||CSKA MoscowCSK||Olympiacos PiraeusOLY||157.5||1.90||Over 157.5|
|SPREAD||-5.5||1.90||CSKA MoscowCSK||Bet ►|
Olympiacos have big players heading into Euroleague Final Four Semi Final
Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis are huge players for the Greek side and they played a big role in the playoffs with Spanpoulis providing an average of 17 points and 6 assists. There was also a playoff record for Spanoulis, providing 17 three-point efforts in the playoffs. Printezis provided 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in the playoffs.
While both teams will give their all in this game, you have to imagine the reigning Euroleague champions will be determined to hold on to their title. With this in mind you should back CSKA Moscow at -5.5 which you can find at odds of 1.90. The Over/Under market is going to be difficult to predict and it really depends on whether the CSKA Moscow attack or the Olympiacos defence comes out on top. However, going OVER 157.5 at odds of 1.90 looks appealing enough to back. Bet Now!
Euroleague Final Four Odds for Semi Final B
If you fancy the Russians to take control of the game early on, you can back a CSKA Moscow half-time/CSKA Moscow full-time outcome at 1.83. If you fancy Olympiacos to pull off a comeback victory over the Moscow side, evoking memories of the 2012 Euroleague, you may be interested in the CSKA Moscow half-time, Olympiacos Piraeus full-time bet, which you can find at odds of 9.00. CSKA Moscow can be backed to be the team with the highest quarter at 1.50 with Olympiacos being 2.50 to take this accolade.