Spread Pick: U-BT Cluj-NapocaHome with handicap -11.5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Over 139.5 at 1.83 Bet Now!
29/09/2016 17:00 BST – U-BT Cluj-Napoca v Petrolina AEK Larnaca – Betting Tips
A very strong performance by the Romanian side in Cyprus on Tuesday night gives this game a slightly underwhelming feel, but Cluj know that there is still a job to do. It would be a shame if their tremendous efforts in Cyprus were tarnished by a lacklustre showing in their home leg and you’ll probably see the hosts taking control of this game early on.
First leg score was:
Petrolina AEK Larnaca B.C. 50 v U-BT Cluj-Napoca 78
It was Vlad-Sorin Moldoveanu that made most of the difference in the game on Tuesday night and he managed to provide 16 points for Cluj. This was a big component in their victory and if the same player is able to leave his mark on the game on Thursday night, the hosts will be looking forward to another qualifying round next week. Ousmane Barro chipped in with 12 rebounds and he’ll be another player looking to make a mark on the second leg if he gets the chance. You may not see Cluj at full-strength but they should still have enough to take care of business.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 29/09 12:15 (Spread Result: 55.5-56, Totals: 123)|
|andrew||29/09 17:00||U-BT Cluj-Napoca||Petrolina AEK Larnaca||139.5||1.83||Over 139.5|
|SPREAD||-11.5||1.83||U-BT Cluj-Napoca||Bet ►|
The Cypriots fell short at home
The Cypriots knew that they were in for a tough challenge in the opening leg but they’ll be disappointed at failing to hurt Cluj more. 50 points from 4 quarters at home isn’t impressive or good enough by anyone’s standards, even though Alexis Harris offered up 14 points in the defeat. It’s difficult to say how Larnaca will be able to turn this tie around. Their best hope is to stay tight and hope that Cluj aren’t fully focused, which could allow them to get back in the tie, but in all likelihood, the team from Cyprus are playing for pride in this game.
The bookies are backing the hosts to be very comfortable in this game and you can see Cluj turning on the style. Take U-BT Cluj-Napoca at -11.5, which is available at odds of 1.83. For anyone looking at the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 139.5, which is provided at odds of 1.83. Bet Now!
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