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Spread Pick: JuventusHome with handicap -8.5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Under 163.5 at 1.83 Bet Now!

29/09/2016 17:30 BST – Juventus v Porto – Betting Tips

There was a lot of hope that this was going to be an exciting first leg tie and that certainly proved to be the case. Only two points split these teams in Portugal in the opening leg and there is all to play for in the second leg of the Qualifying Round 2 tie. The team that emerges victorious makes their way into the FIBA Champions League, so there may well be another fascinating match to enjoy on Thursday evening when these two teams clash again.

First leg score was:

Porto 81 v Juventus 83

The score line suggests that this was a close run thing but in the end, it was a late surge from the away team that made all the difference. A two point deficit going into a new game of basketball isn’t much at all, so there is still everything to play for but there is no doubt that Porto will feel slightly deflates, while Juventus should be elated, at the outcome of this game.

Juventus vs Porto (77-59)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 29/09 12:30 (Spread Result: 68.5-59, Totals: 136)
andrew29/09 17:30JuventusJuventus PortoPorto 163.51.83Under 163.5 
SPREAD  -8.5  1.83Juventus 
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Both teams enjoyed good periods in the game

The fact that the Lithuania side held a 10 point lead in the third quarter will give them confidence they can take care of business at home but the manner of Porto’s fightback was impressive. With less than 5 minutes left on the clock, they were in the lead but they just couldn’t take hold on for a famous win.

Aaron Best had an excellent game for Juventus with a total of 18 points while he was assisted by Gytus Sirutavicius, who managed to provide 17 points in the win. Bradley Tinsley was a key player for Porto and his game-high tally of 19 points could have an impact going into the second leg. All of these players will be looking to deliver the same, if not more, in the second leg of this tie.

The hosts have the slight advantage and the bookmakers are confident that they’ll finish the job off at home on Thursday evening. You can see and the Lithuanian side should book their place in the FIBA Champions League. Look to take Juventus at -8.5, which you can find available at odds of 1.83. When it comes to the Over/Under market, look to go UNDER 163.5 which is on offer at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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