Spread Pick: CSKA MoscowHome with handicap -9.0 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 159.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
27/02/2015 17:00 – CSKA Moscow v Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
If this game is anything like the last time these sides met, back in round 1 of the Top 16, this game has the potential to be a cracker. Anyone with an interest in Euroleague betting will know that this line of thinking doesn’t always follow but with that game heading to overtime before the Russians grabbed a win, there is hope for more drama and excitement on Friday night in Moscow.
Of course, with CSKA at home, it is likely that they will have a lot more power and strength at their disposal, and there is also the fact that CSKA have snapped up Andrei Kirilenko. When you are able to add a former Euroleague MVP to your ranks, you know that you are doing pretty well! There will also be a focus on the two coaches with Zeljko Obradovic coming up against a coach he mentored, Dimitris Itoudis.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 26/02 22:20 (Spread Result: 66-81, Totals: 156)|
|giorgio||27/02 17:00||CSKA Moscow||CSKA MoscowCSK||Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul||Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul||159.5||1.90||Over 159.5|
|SPREAD||-9.0||+9.0||1.90||CSKA MoscowCSK||Bet ►|
This is a game between two sides in excellent form
The Russian side have been in excellent form over the course of this campaign and they currently hold a 16-1 record for the Euroleague season. This includes a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season and a 6-1 record in the Top 16. That one defeat has been a blight on the copybook but with the team also losing some games domestically, there have been some signs of cracks in the Russian side’s arsenal. The fact that they are facing a very tough opponent will place CSKA under close scrutiny.
The 16-1 record clearly grabs attention but at this stage of the season, a 13-4 record is very impressive too. This is the record that Fenerbahce bring with them and it contains an 8-2 record in the regular season and a 5-2 record in the Top 16. The Turkish side will be keen to avenge that overtime loss from earlier in the campaign and this could be a cracking match. CSKA have notched an average of 89.3 points per game while Fenerbahce have served up an average of 81.6 points per game.
Both sides have key players who can win matches
There have been a number of big players for CSKA this season with Nando De Colo grabbing an average of 15.3 points per game this campaign. He has been helped by Andrey Vorontsevich offering up an average of 5.5 rebounds per game and Milos Teodosic has provided an average of 7.2 assists per game.
Fenerbahce have also had some key players this season with Andrew Goudelock grabbing an average of 17.1 points per game this campaign. He has been helped by Nemanja Bjelica offering up an average of 7.5 rebounds per game and Emir Preldzic has provided an average of 3.3 assists per game.
Domestically, CSKA are still top of the Russian league with a 19-3 record and they had a convincing win in their last game, defeating Krasnie Krilya 41-85. Fenerbahce also top their domestic league, sitting with a 15-4 record and they enjoyed a 77-86 win against Tofas in their most recent outing.
Taking CSKA Moscow with a -9 handicap, at odds of 1.90, is likely to be a sound bet for Friday night. If you fancy taking on the Over/Under market, you will find that going Over 159.5, again at odds of 1.90, is a sound option. You can find both of these bets with Bet365. Bet Now!
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