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Spread Pick: Anadolu Efes IstanbulHome with handicap +4.5 at 1.87
Over/Under: Under 160.5 at 1.87 Bet Now!

21/04/2015 19:55 – Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Real Madrid

Euroleague Playoffs Betting Tips - Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Real MadridGiven that Real Madrid are the host team for the Final Four this season, it is understandable that they are determined to book their spot at the death of the tournament. The fact that Madrid also lost out in the final last year will be a factor and given that they have a 2-0 lead after two games in this series, you have to fancy their chances of making it back home. Madrid know that one more win from a potential of three games will be all that they need to progress in the tournament but they will be keen to get the process wrapped up as early as possible.

Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid (75-72)
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Euroleague tip locked in at 21/04 09:50 (Spread Result: 79.5-72, Totals: 147)
giorgio21/04 19:55Anadolu EfesEFSReal MadridRMB160.51.87Under 160.5 
SPREAD  +4.5 -4.5 1.87Anadolu EfesEFS
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Madrid trailed and toiled at times in the opening games of this series

Euroleague - Anadolu EfesThe thing is though, even though Madrid won both of their home games at the start of this series, they weren’t necessarily easy games. In both of these games, the team from the Spanish capital had to fight back and overturn big deficits to grab the win. The fact that they had the ability to dig deep and achieve these results says a lot, but you can’t fully overlook the fact that Madrid were trailing and toiling for large parts of the game. Yes, Anadolu ran out of steam in both games but if they were able to find more energy, and playing in front of their home crowd this isn’t out of the question, there could be a chance for the home team to get themselves right back into this tie. There is a lot to be said for home advantage and if the Turkish crowd can make a racket, Madrid could be in for a tough evening.

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Efes defeated Madrid in Turkey earlier this campaign

Don’t forget that the two teams clashed earlier on in the season as well, with Efes being the first team to defeat Madrid in the Euroleague this season. Okay, it took a buzzer beating tip-in from Matt Janning but the 75-73 result was well received then, and it will likely be well-received if it is repeated come Tuesday night. On the whole though, Madrid have a decent record in Istanbul against Efes, sitting with a 7-3 record on the road. If they want to make it 8-3 on the road against Anadolu, they will need to get on top of Thomas Huertel. Heurtel was in fine form last week, dishing out 11 assists in Game 1 and then 15 assists in Game 2.

When it comes to the Money Line bet, Bwin make Madrid the favourites, putting the Spanish side at 1.45 to win this game. They place Anadolu at 2.70 to win the game. With respect to the handicap, taking Anadolu with a +4.5 handicap, and odds of 1.87 should be a decent way to make your mark on Tuesday night. With respect to the Over/Under market, going UNDER 160.5 at odds of 1.87 should be more than enough to get you involved with the action. Tuesday is do or die for the home team but with Madrid desperate to reach the Final Four at their home court, this is a game that both sides will be up for.

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