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Spread Pick: Real Madrid with handicap -5.5 at 1.90 Over/Under: Under 159.5 1.90 Bet Now!

02/01/2015 18:00 – Crvena Zvezda v Real Madrid

Euroleague Top 16 Betting Tips - Crvena Zvezda v Real MadridWe may have had two games in the Top 16 just before the turn of the year but this is the day when the Top 16 really kicks into life. There are six games being played today and there is an absolute cracker in store in Group E. Crvena Zvezda welcome Real Madrid and there will be genuine hopes of an upset against a Spanish side that slightly stuttered towards the end of the group stage in the Euroleague.

This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2006/07, a season they played four times in the ULEB Cup. Madrid clinched victory in three of these games, including both games of the two-legged quarter final and Real went on to win that trophy.

Crvena Zvezda vs Real Madrid (72-79)
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[+] Show TrendsEuroleague tip locked in at 02/01 15:15 (Spread Result: 72-73.5, Totals: 151)
giorgio02/01 18:00Crvena ZvezdaCZTReal MadridRMB159.51.90Under 159.5 
SPREAD  +5.5 -5.5 1.90Real MadridRMB
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Red Star will need to be at their best

Euroleague - Real MadridThe home side had a 6-4 record in Group D, finishing in second place behind Olympiacos. Their top players in the campaign, where they managed an average score of 78.4 points, was Bobdan Marjanovic. Bobdan averaged 16.8 points per game and also offered up an average of 10.7 rebounds every game. Marjanovic has managed to get into double figures in 11 games in a row in the Euroleague and he has also managed to serve up 7 double doubles in this campaign. Another key player was Marcus Williams, who provided an average of 12.5 points per game and he averaged 6.9 assists per game.

The team are going great guns in the Adriatic League, sitting in 1st place with a 15-0 record. The most recent domestic game the team has played resulted in an 80-64 win against Cibona.

Madrid have gears to go up

Real Madrid topped Group A with an 8-2 record and they managed to grab an average of 87.3 points per game in the Euroleague. Sergio Llull was the top man for Madrid, grabbing an average of 10.6 points per game with an average of 4.9 assists per game. Felipe Reyes was also in good form, averaging 10.1 points per game while also delivering an average of 5.9 rebounds per game. There could be some unwanted history for Felipe Reyes very shortly in the Euroleague as he is just 8 fouls away from taking the record of the most fouls committed in Euroleague history.

Madrid are slightly trailing in their domestic league, sitting in fifth place, but this is with a 10-4 record. The most recent domestic outing for Madrid resulted in a loss, Unicaja downing Real 99-92 after OT.

Even if home hopes are high, Madrid should have more than enough about them to take control of this game. With this in mind, taking Real Madrid with a handicap of -5.5 at odds of 1.90 should be a sound bet. If you are looking to take the Over/Under market, you will find that going Under 159.5 is a decent bet. Bet Now!

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