Spread Pick: Real MadridHome with handicap -16.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 158.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
26/02/2015 19:45 – Real Madrid v Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
This is a clash of top versus bottom and while most people will be expecting Madrid to take this game convincingly, there has to be a time when the team from Belgrade ups the ante and pushes on if they are looking to continue their Euroleague campaign. It is probably unlikely that this will happen tonight but regular observers of Euroleague basketball will know that shocks can occur from time to time.
It was a close game when the two teams met earlier in the Top 16 with Madrid only opening the game up in the third quarter. The Spanish giants managed to do this by going on a 0-14 scoring run and Rudy Fernandez was in top form, notching 15 points in the course of the game.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 25/02 23:00 (Spread Result: 68.5-61, Totals: 146)|
|giorgio||26/02 19:45||Real Madrid||Real MadridRMB||Crvena Zvezda||Crvena ZvezdaCZT||158.5||1.90||Over 158.5|
|SPREAD||-16.5||+16.5||1.90||Real MadridRMB||Bet ►|
Real are racing away
Madrid hold a 14-3 record in the Euroleague this season, boasting of an 8-2 record in the regular season and a 6-1 record in the first half of the Top 16. If the Spanish side maintain this form, they will be there or there abouts this season as they look to avenge their loss in last season’s final. Madrid have scored an average of 86.9 points in the Euroleague this season, a healthy return.
Felipe Reyes has been an integral player for Madrid this season, notching an average of 12.4 assists per game and an average of 6.3 rebounds per game. Another player who has been integral to the form of Real this campaign has been Sergio Rodriguez, who has grabbed an average of 6.1 assists this season so far.
Real Madrid are currently in second place in their domestic league with an 18-4 record. In their most recent domestic game, they were 87-99 away winners against Valencia.
Crvena have had a terrible run in the Top 16
Crvena come into this game with a 7-10 record in their Euroleague campaign, a record that comprises of a 6-4 run in the regular season and a 1-6 record in the Top 16, which is clearly a terrible run of form. The team has managed to grab an average of 75.8 points per game this game, which is considerably lower than the Real Madrid average this evening, highlighting a key difference between the two sides.
Boban Marjanovic has been in excellent form this season, grabbing an average of 15.8 points per game while also offering up an average of 9.9 rebounds per match. Marjanovic has had some support from his team-mates with Marcus Williams offering up an average of 6.2 assists per game.
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade currently top the Adriatic league with a 21-1 record and in their most recent game they had a 78-63 win over Cedevita Zagreb.
As you would expect, Real Madrid are massive favourites for this game and you can see the odds of 1.90 for them at a handicap of -16.5 being attractive. If you want to take the Over/Under market, go Over 158.5 and you will find both of these bets available from Bet365 (you can compare odds here.) If you want to see Real Madrid v Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade live on Thursday the 26th of February, we can help you out. Bet Now!
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