Spread Pick: CSKA Moscow with handicap -2.5 at 1.90 Over/Under: Over 155.5 1.90 Bet Now!
02/01/2015 18:00 – Fenerbahce v CSKA Moscow
Two teams with a very strong record in the initial group stages of the 2014/15 Euroleague season meet in Turkey on Friday night and this could be one of the best basketball games you will see all month. The Top 16 is exploding into life for 2015 and the game between Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow is likely to offer a great deal of excitement and drama for fans.
The game features a reunion of sorts for three of the heroes of Serba’s Silver medal winning performance at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in the summer of 2014. CSKA’s Milos Teodosic will be lining up against international compatriots Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nemanja Bjelica in this match.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 02/01 16:35 (Spread Result: 81-81.5, Totals: 165)|
|giorgio||02/01 18:00||Fenerbahce Istanbul||Fenerbahce IstanbulFBU||CSKA Moscow||CSKA MoscowCSK||155.5||1.90||Over 155.5|
|SPREAD||+2.5||-2.5||1.90||CSKA MoscowCSK||Bet ►|
Fenerbahce have shown great form but face a tough task
The Turkish side finished second in Group C in the initial group stages, just behind Barcelona. Their 8-2 record and average points return of 84.3 per game suggests that this is a team that will be looking to go as far in this tournament as they possibly can. One of their key players in the tournament so far has been Andrew Goudelock, who racked up an average of 16.9 points per game while Jan Vesely has also been in good form, offering an average of 9.8 points per game and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.
Fenerbahce sit in third place in their own domestic league, with a 10-3 record and their last domestic game was a defeat to fellow Euroleague side Anadolu Efes, losing by a score of 85-67.
Emir Preldzic will be especially fired up for this match, hoping to edge closer to the 1,000 Euroleague points mark, an achievement he is only 23 points short of. He is also just 2 steals short of reaching 100 steals in the Euroleague.
You have to fancy the Russian superpower
CSKA Moscow were the only team with a perfect record in the group stages, grabbing a 10-0 record in Group B, averaging 88.0 points per game while doing so. One of their biggest players in the initial group stage was Sonny Weems. The forward from the USA grabbed an average of 14.7 points per game, an average of 4.7 rebounds per game and an average of 4.7 assists per game. Weems was assisted by Sasha Kaun, a Russian center who averaged 10.1 points per game while also offering an average of 5.6 rebounds per game. Kaun is also just 5 blocked shots away from reaching 100 in the Euroleague, so this is an element of the game to look out for.
CSKA Moscow have also been dominant in their domestic league, notching up a 12-1 record as they sit in first place. In their most recent domestic game, CSKA Moscow demolished Tsomki-Minsk by a score of 93-72.
Given their track record so far in the Euroleague, it would be silly to bet against CSKA Moscow and finding them with a handicap of -2.5 and odds of 1.90 is a great way to get started with basketball betting this year. If you are keen to see the Fenerbahce versus CSKA Moscow game live, we can point you in the right direction. If you are more interested in the Over/Under market, going Over 155.5 is likely to be a sensible bet and all of these bets are available from Bet365. Bet Now!
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