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Spread Pick: Pallacanestro VareseAway with handicap -6 at 1.83
Over/Under: Under 160.5 at 1.83 Bet Now!

27/09/2016 21:00 BST – S.L. Benfica v Pallacanestro Varese – Betting Tips

Fans want to see big games between the big names in European competition and this clash between Portuguese and Italian giants is a mouth-watering tie at this stage of the FIBA Champions League. Both of these teams have genuine ambitions of making it into the group stage but of course, only one will achieve that goal. The first leg is in Lisbon and we could be in for a cracking evening.

Benfica come into this season on the back of a Portuguese Cup triumph and their most recent domestic title came in the 2014/15 season. This suggests that the current Benfica side are at the upper end of the Portuguese domestic scene but whether this is good enough for European basketball remains to be seen. As part of a sporting empire, the Benfica name will always grab the attention and give their fans cause for optimism but they know that they face a tough challenge to break into the FIBA Basketball Champions League group stages. They also face very tough opponents who will be keen to grab an attractive away leg score.

S.L. Benfica vs Pallacanestro Varese (72-75)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 27/09 12:35 (Spread Result: 72-69, Totals: 147)
andrew27/09 21:00S.L. BenficaS.L. Benfica Pallacanestro VaresePallacanestro Varese 160.51.83Under 160.5 
SPREAD   -6 1.83Pallacanestro Varese 
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The Italians have an amazing history

The Italian side are still a major name in Europe but their current form and side will always be in the shadow of the 1970s side. This was an era when Varese were strong at home and on the continent and a total of 5 titles and 5 runners-up medals in the FIBA Champions Cup (now the Euroleague) indicates how strong they were. Reaching 10 finals in a row is an amazing feat for any team in any sport and the 1970s were the era when Varese were at the peak of their powers. Their fans still pine for European activity, and this game gives the Italians a chance to get back to a stage they loved.

We have two big names of European sport on offer but the bookies believe the away team will break Benfica hearts in Lisbon. You can take Pallacanestro Varese at -6.0, which is on offer at odds of 1.83. Anyone looking for the Over/Under options for this game are recommended to go for UNDER 160.5 which you can find available at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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