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Spread Pick: CSM OradeaAway with handicap +7.5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Over 152.5 at 1.83 Bet Now!

04/10/2016 16:00 BST – Lukoil Academic Sofia v CSM Oradea – Betting Tips

Lukoil Academic Sofia v CSM Oradea - Betting TipsThe winner of this tie will make their way to Group B of the regular season in the FIBA Basketball Champions League. The hosts for the opening league were placed directly into the second qualifying round of the tournament while the away side had to battle their way through from the opening round.

This will be the first competitive game of the season for the Bulgarian champions, which means we’re not quite sure how they’ll perform. They have been involved in friendly games and they have managed to lose out to two Serbian teams. Dropping a game 79-61 to Partizan Belgrade and suffering a narrow 78-77 loss at Mega Leks isn’t overly concerning for pre-season form but the Sofia fans will be desperate for their team to get their season started with a win. New players like Danny Gibson, Sasa Zagorac and Steve Zack need time to bed in to the team, and this makes things slightly harder for the coach, Toni Denchev.

Lukoil Academic Sofia vs CSM Oradea (75-72)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 04/10 10:25 (Spread Result: 75-79.5, Totals: 147)
andrew04/10 16:00Lukoil Academic SofiaLukoil Academic Sofia CSM OradeaCSM OradeaORADE152.51.83Over 152.5 
SPREAD   +7.5 1.83CSM OradeaORADE
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Oradea are finding form at this early stage of the season

In contrast, Oradea have played five competitive games this season and have won four of them. They lost out in the Romanian Supercup to Cluj-Napoca but with two wins in the league and their two triumphs over Prievidza in the previous round, there should be a stronger rhythm to the Romanian side’s play. There could be a further boost to the away team with Titus Nicoara set to return from injury. The player signed for the club this summer but was unavailable for the opening round ties due to his injury, so he could offer up something fresh and new for the away side on Tuesday evening.

The bookmakers believe that home advantage is going to have a bigger impact than game-time this season and they tip the Sofia side to win convincingly. However, taking CSM Oradea at +7.5, which you can find at odds of 1.83 could be a smart bet for this clash. If you’re looking for the Over/Under market for this game on Tuesday night, consider going OVER 152.5 which is on offer at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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