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Spread Pick: KatajaAway with handicap +1 at 1.83
Over/Under: Under 156.0 at 1.83 Bet Now!

29/09/2016 18:00 BST – Södertälje Kings v Kataja – Betting Tips

Kataja grabbed a massive lead in this Qualification Round 2 tie and they’ll believe that a 39 point lead will be more than enough of a gap to take to Sweden for the second leg. The Kings will no doubt make all the right noises and will be determined to give their fans in their home leg but it looks as though the Finnish side will be taking their place in the FIBA Champions League.

First leg score was:

Kataja 97 v Södertälje Kings 58

It was a whirlwind start from Kataja and with just four minutes on the clock, they were ahead by a score of 12-2. This set the tone and the Swedish side could barely draw breath as they were penned back by a team in a hurry to make progress to the group stages. In the second quarter. Kataja had opened up a 30-13 lead and the Kings only managed to score with 5 of their opening 24 shots.

The Swedish side managed to put up some sort of resistance and they cut the gap to 12 points at half-time, with the teams going in at 39-27. However, when the hosts caught their breath, they managed to deliver a 21-8 scoring run, which put the match well beyond the reach of the Swedish side.

Södertälje Kings vs Kataja (66-59)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 29/09 12:35 (Spread Result: 66-60, Totals: 125)
andrew29/09 18:00Södertälje KingsSödertälje Kings KatajaKataja 156.01.83Under 156.0 
SPREAD   +1 1.83Kataja 
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Katja had a number of players grabbing points

There were five home players in double digits with respect to scoring. Daniel Mullings offered up 24 points in the win and with 13 rebounds, he managed to grab a double-double. Joey King provided 17 points in the win while Byron Wesley picked up 16 points in the triumph.

Tylor Ongwae was the best player for the away side, providing 18 points and 8 rebounds in the defeat. He will likely be the main danger for the Swedish team as they attempt to redress the damage in the second tie.

The bookies believe this is going to be a close game, and it is a hard one to call. Yes, the Finnish side were far superior in the first leg but they don’t need to win this game, so their attitude may be very different. You can take Kataja at +1 which is available at odds of 1.83. Anyone looking for the Over/Under market should go UNDER 156.0 which you can find at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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