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Spread Pick: Laboral Kutxa with handicap +11.5 at 1.90 Over/Under: Over 149.5 1.90 Bet Now!

23/01/2015 19:30 – Olympiacos Piraeus v Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

Euroleague Top 16 Betting Tips - Olympiacos Piraeus v Laboral Kutxa VitoriaThis is the third time that these two teams will have squared off against each other this season, and it will be the 27th time that these two teams have clashed since 2001. There is a lot to be said for familiarity breeding contempt but there should still be a great deal of action on offer in this game on Friday night. Both teams managed to win one game in the initial group stage, with the loss to Laboral being one of only two defeats that Olympiacos suffered in the initial group. Both teams won their home game with Olympiacos triumphing 63-57 in Round 2 while Laboral gained revenge by winning 89-70 in Round 7.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (76-64)
TipsterTip-offHome TeamAway TeamO/UOddsFree TipSportsbook
Euroleague tip locked in at 23/01 09:50 (Spread Result: 76-75.5, Totals: 140)
giorgio23/01 19:30Olympiacos PiraeusOLYLaboral Kutxa VitoriaLBO149.51.90Over 149.5 
SPREAD  -11.5 +11.5 1.90Laboral Kutxa VitoriaLBO
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The Greek side have been in excellent form

The Greek team have an 11-2 record going into this game, which includes an 8-2 record in their earlier group and a 3-0 record in the Top 16. So far in the Euroleague, Olympiacos have managed to serve up an average of 74.8 points per game and one of the key players in this statistic is Vassilis Spanpoulis, the Greek guard who has offered up an average of 16.2 points per game and an average of 5.5 assists per game. Bryan Dunston, the US forward, has offered an average of 8 points per game and an average of 4.9 rebounds per game while Othello Hunter has provided an average of 7.5 points per game and an average of 4.8 rebounds per game.

In their domestic league, Olympiacos have also been dominant. They sit in first place and can boast of a 12-1 record so far this season. Their most recent domestic game saw them demolish Panelefsiniakos by a score of 66-102. It is clear to see that this is a basketball team operating at a very high level this campaign.

Laboral need to improve their form

Euroleague - Laboral Kutxa VitoriaLaboral Kutxa Vitoria are finding things slightly trickier in the Euroleague this campaign, although they can point to a much higher average points sored per game of 80.1 points. The team however holds a 6-7 record in the Euroleague this season, which includes a 5-5 record in the initial group stage and currently a 1-2 record in the Top 16.

Davis Bertans, the forward from Latvia, has offered up an average of 10.9 points per game while Colton Iverson has provided an average of 7.3 points per game and an average of 5.8 rebounds per game. Thomas Heurtel has also been an influential figure, providing an average of 9.5 points per game and an average of 5.8 assists per game.

While Olympiacos are flying high domestically, things are a lot tougher for Laboral. They are currently in 10th place at home and they hold an 8-9 record. Their most recent domestic outing was a loss, losing out to Rio Natura Mnb by a score of 85-77.

While the home side should have more than enough about them to win this game, taking Laboral Kutxa with a +11.5 handicap, at odds of 1.90, should be a sensible bet. If you are looking for the Over/Under bet, go Over 149.5. Both of these bets are available at Bet365 and if you are looking to watch the Olympiacos Piraeus v Laboral Kutxa Vitoria game live on Friday the 23rd of January, we can help you out. Bet Now!

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