Spread Pick: Fenerbahce IstanbulHome with handicap -6.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 145.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
21-05-2017 20:00 BST - Fenerbahce Istanbul v Olympiacos Piraeus - Euroleague Playoffs Tips
The stage is set for the Euroleague Championship match and it looks like being a fantastic evening. The team from the host city are involved in the match and not only are Fenerbahce Istanbul looking for their first ever Euroleague, they want to be the first Turkish team to lift the trophy. This may see fans of other Turkish basketball getting behind Fenerbahce in what is shaping up as one of the biggest nights in Turkish basketball for many years. Of course, the Istanbul side will not get things all their own way and Olympiacos Piraeus are gunning for their fourth Euroleague title, so this is a side with a bit of history on their side.
When these teams clashed in the regular season, the home team won on both occasions. Fenerbahce are not technically at home in this game or this arena, but they are more likely to feel comfortable and they will definitely have more backing, so that could be a factor that plays a part in deciding the Euroleague final.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 20/05 09:00 (Spread Result: 73.5-64, Totals: 144)|
|andrew||21/05 20:00||Fenerbahce IstanbulFBU||Olympiacos PiraeusOLY||145.5||1.90||Over 145.5|
|SPREAD||-6.5||1.90||Fenerbahce IstanbulFBU||Bet ►|
Olympiacos Piraeus looking to cause a Euroleague shock
Olympiacos Piraeus have offered up just 73.7 points per game while Fenerbahce have allowed just 73.9 points per game, so it is likely to be a game where defences are on top, but the nerves and sense of occasion that comes with the Euroleague final may see this game being more open than the coaches would like to see.
The match-up between Bogdan Bogdanovic for the Turkish side and Vassilis Spanoulis of the Greek team could be important enough to decide the match, but both teams have plenty of players that could decide this game.
You can see why the bookmakers are backing the Turkish side in this game and you can get behind Fenerbahce Istanbul at -6.5 which you can find at odds of 1.90. Both of these teams have very strong defensive records, so this may be a factor in the game and it is likely to be of relevance for the Over/Under market. You should look to go OVER 145.5 which is provided at odds of 1.90.
Given that Fenerbahce are tipped to win this game, and the title, with something to spare, you may want to back Fenerbahce half-time/Fenerbahce full-time and you can do so at odds of 1.74. If you think the Greeks will start strongly but that the home city team will bounce back to clinch victory before the end, you can back Olympiacos Piraeus half-time/Fenerbahce full-time at odds of 6.00.