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Spread Pick: Panathinaikos with handicap -5 at 1.61 Over/Under: Under 148.5 1.90 Bet Now!

30/01/2015 19:45 – Panathinaikos Athens v Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul

Euroleague Top 16 Betting Tips - Panathinaikos Athens v Galatasaray Liv Hospital IstanbulGiven that these are two big names in the European basketball circuit, you may have expected these teams to have clashed on a number of occasions. This isn’t the case though as this game represents the first ever meeting between these two sides. However, even with no past form guide to look back on, there is still plenty of basketball betting tips to look out for, so you should look forward to this match with confidence.

One player who will be looking forward to the game is Aleks Maric, the Galatasaray center played for Panathinaikos and he was a Euroleague winner in 2011 with the Greek side. It may also be a big game for Kerem Gonlum for Galatasaray, who could force his way into the Top 10 for Euroleague career games. With both teams being level on standings in the group heading into this one, there is a lot to look forward to in Athens on Friday night.

Panathinaikos Athens vs Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul (86-77)
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Euroleague tip locked in at 30/01 11:35 (Spread Result: 81-77, Totals: 163)
giorgio30/01 19:45Panathinaikos AthensPAOGalatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 148.51.90Under 148.5 
SPREAD  -5  1.61Panathinaikos AthensPAO
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Panathinaikos are pushing on for a home win

Euroleague - PanathinaikosThe Greek team holds a 7-7 record in the Euroleague this season, holding a 5-5 record in the regular group and a 2-2 record in the Euroleague. With an average of 76.4 points per game in the Euroleague this campaign, the Greek side have a few players that can do the damage.

AJ Slaughter has averaged 12,3 points per game while Esteban Batista, the Uruguayan center, has grabbed an average of 11.1 points per game and an average of 6.1 rebounds per game. There has also been home grown talent for Panathinaikos, with Dimitris Diamantidis, offering an average of 6.2 points per game and an average of 5.9 assists per game.

Panathinaikos are sitting in second place in their domestic league, holding a 12-2 record. Their most recent game was a 66-72 win against Nea Kifisia.

Galatasaray need to keep believing

Galatasaray hold a 6-8 record, which consists of a 4-6 record in the regular group and a 2-2 record in the Top 16. With an average of 78.4 points per game, they have the edge on their Greek opponents. Goran Erceg remains the top for man for Galatasaray, with an average of 16.7 points per game and an average of 4.6 rebounds per match. Carlos Arroyo is also a key man, with the US guard providing an average of 14.2 points per game and an average of 4.4 assists per game.

Galatasaray aren’t doing too well in their domestic league either, sitting in 7th place with a 9-7 record. They did however manage to win their most recent game, defeating Usak by a score of 79-86.

Home advantage should swing it, and taking Panathinaikos with a -5 handicap, at odds of 1.61, should be enough to get you in the mood for the weekend. Anyone that is looking to get into the Over/Under market for this one should look to go Under 148.5. Both of these bets are on offer with Bet365, which is always a good place to look for Euroleague basketball betting options. Bet Now!

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