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Spread Pick: Södertälje KingsAway with handicap +5.5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Under 156.5 at 1.83 Bet Now!

27/09/2016 16:30 BST – Kataja v Södertälje Kings – Betting Tips

The FIBA Champions League throws together teams from across the continent but this clash between sides from Finland and Sweden is one that will grab a lot of local interest. Both teams have shown strength in their domestic leagues but there is a need to show more on the European front.

The past couple of seasons have seen Kataja sit near the top of the Finnish domestic league. The club celebrated their first ever domestic title in 2014/15 and in the most recent season, they finished runner-up. The last few years have bene great for local fans and they’ll be keen for this season to continue in the same vein. The Finnish side have also been in Europe in the last 4 seasons, so this will be their fifth tilt at European opposition. This level of consistency is worth noting and there is plenty of experience in the Kataja side for this style of match. A lot will be asked of captain Teemu Rannikko.

Kataja vs Södertälje Kings (97-58)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 27/09 12:05 (Spread Result: 97-63.5, Totals: 155)
andrew27/09 16:30KatajaKataja Södertälje KingsSödertälje Kings 156.51.83Under 156.5 
SPREAD   +5.5 1.83Södertälje Kings 
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The Kings are the pride of Sweden

Södertälje Kings can claim to be the most successful basketball team in Sweden. This is down to the fact that they have 10 Swedish domestic titles which is three more titles than their nearest rival. The club is also the top team in Sweden at the moment as they have won the last three domestic titles. It is clear that it is this run that has helped them claim the title of being the Swedish team to beat and the fans will be looking forward to another successful season. At some point, there will be a need to convert this domestic dominance into making a bigger impact on the European stage. This is why there will be a lot of expectation on the Kings when they play this opening leg in Finland.

The hosts are well backed in this game but the Kings will surely see this as a chance to develop their reputation. Look to take Södertälje Kings at +5.5, which is on offer at odds of 1.83. Anyone that has an interest in the Over/Under market should look to go UNDER 156.5, which is on offer at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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