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Spread Pick: Maccabi Electra Tel AvivHome with handicap -2.5 at 1.87
Over/Under: Under 152.5 at 1.87 Bet Now!

20/04/2015 19:05 – Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

Euroleague Playoffs Betting Tips - Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs Fenerbahce Ulker IstanbulThere is no point in beating about the bush with this preview; this is a last stand for Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. The annoying thing for the reigning champions is the fact that this isn’t the final last stand that they will face in this series, they will have to win their next three games in a row if they are looking to return to the Final Four. No team in Euroleague playoff history has bounced back from a 2-0 deficit, so it doesn’t look for the reigning champions but as champions, you know how to battle and fight.

There is no real point in Maccabi worrying about the series, they need to focus on the game itself and do everything that they can to win the game. Of course, Fenerbahce will also be doing everything that they can to win this game. They may not have the hunger and desire that goes with knowing that this is a final chance to remain in a competition, but they do have the hunger and desire that comes with knowing that a win here will allow them to reach their first Final Four. That is a massive incentive and it is one that could be crucial in this vital game taking place in Israel.

Maccabi were leading for large parts of Game 1 before the Turkish side rallied to clinch the win 80-72. The home side were even more convincing in the second game, taking control from very early on, eventually winning 82-67.

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (74-75)
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Euroleague tip locked in at 20/04 13:45 (Spread Result: 71.5-75, Totals: 149)
giorgio20/04 19:05Maccabi Tel AvivMACFenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 152.51.87Under 152.5 
SPREAD  -2.5 +2.5 1.87Maccabi Tel AvivMAC
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Fenerbahce have success in their hands at the moment

Euroleague - Maccabi Electra Tel AvivThe Turkish team now holds a 21-5 record in the Euroleague this season, with an 8-2 regular season record in the regular season, a strong 11-3 record in the Top 16 and their 2-0 lead in the Playoff.

Maccabi dropped to a 16-10 record so far and they know that a 16-11 record will kill off their season. Maccabi obtained a 7-3 record in the regular season and a 9-5 record in the Top 16 and they of course hold a 0-2 record in the playoff.

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Both teams have had a break from domestic action

Maccabi haven’t been involved in their domestic league since the 12th of April when they lost out 105-85 to Maccabi Rishon. They still lead the Israeli league with a 23-4 record. Fenerbahce haven’t been involved with domestic action since the 11th of April, winning 86-76 against Eskisehir. Fenerbahce remain at the top of the Turkish league with a 20-6 record.

Bwin believes that this is going to be a close game and is offering odds of 1.70 for Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv to win the game and odds of 2.20 for Fenerbahce to seal the series. If you are looking for handicap odds, you will find Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv listed at -2.5 with odds of 1.87 and Fenerbahce listed at odds of 1.87 with a handicap of +2.5. For the Over/Under market, be sure to look out for odds of 1.87 for going UNDER 152.5 in this game. Bet Now!

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