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Spread Pick: Umana Reyer VeneziaAway with handicap +2 at 1.83
Over/Under: Over 148.0 at 1.83 Bet Now!

04-01-2017 18:30 BST - Maccabi Rand Media v Umana Reyer Venezia - Champions League Betting Tips

Second-bottom plays second top in this Group B clash in the FIBA Champions League and there is plenty to play for. The hosts know that they are up against it in this game but they’ll fancy their chances of pushing Umana to the limits in this match. Maccabi hold a 4-6 record going into this game while Umana have a 7-3 record as they hit the road for the first time in 2017.

As a 4-6 record indicates, it has been an up and down time for Maccabi in the FIBA Champions League this season. Their final game of 2016 saw them defeat Pinar by a score of 78-69 but they lost their two previous outings before that, falling at the hands of CSM CSU Oradea and Kataja Basket. In the earlier clash between these two sides, it was Umana who won the game, picking up a 73-61 win in that game. That was a big win for the hosts in that game but it was a tough loss to take for Maccabi and the head to head may be beyond them in this game even if they do fancy their chances of winning the game. Charles Thomas has been a key player for Maccabi so far this season, offering an average of 13.7 points per game.

Maccabi Rand Media vs Umana Reyer Venezia (79-61)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 04/01 09:00 (Spread Result: 79-63, Totals: 140)
andrew04/01 18:30Maccabi Rand MediaMaccabi Rand MediaRISHOUmana Reyer VeneziaUmana Reyer VeneziaREYER148.01.83Over 148.0 
SPREAD   +2 1.83Umana Reyer VeneziaREYER
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Venezia want to keep winning in FIBA Champions League

Umana defeated Khimik in their final game of 2016 but before that, they fell to Pinar Karsiyaka, a game which blighted an otherwise decent run of form. Given that Umana lost two of their opening three games of the FIBA Champions League season, they have bounced back strongly and they’ll be confident heading into this game. The earlier win against Maccabi, by a 61-73 score line will also give Umana confidence heading into this game. Hrvoje Peric has been a key player for the away team so far this campaign, offering an average of 12.1 points per game.

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There isn’t much between these teams but take Umana Reyer Venezia at +2 at odds of 1.83. Anyone looking for the Over/Under market will find that going OVER 148.0 at odds of 1.83 is a smart bet. Bet Now!

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