Spread Pick: CSKA MoscowAway with handicap -6.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Under 165.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
05/03/2015 19:45 – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria v CSKA Moscow
This is a match-up between two sides have Euroleague semi-final history, with two epic battles from 2005 and 208 living long in the memory for many European basketball fans. If you are looking for a long term tip about how this game will pan out, CSKA have a 7-3 record in Laboral, which may be enough to swing your Eueoleague basketball betting activities for this game. Both sides have a number of key players who could decide the match and both teams will be keen to win.
The Spanish side holds a 9-9 record in Euroleague action this season, with a 5-5 record in the regular season and a 4-4 record in the Top 16. This is far from being the poorest record you’ll find but there is no doubt that Laboral want to get into the positive side of the mix as soon as they can. CSKA hold a 16-2 record in the Euroleague, built on the back of a 10-0 record in the regular season. The team has a 6-2 record in the Top 16 and while they have slipped in their most recent games, they still hold a formidable record. With respect to grabbing points, Laboral have notched an average of 81.3 points per game and CSKA have grabbed an average of 88.5 points per game so far this season.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 05/03 13:30 (Spread Result: 74-74.5, Totals: 155)|
|giorgio||05/03 19:45||Laboral Kutxa Vitoria||Laboral Kutxa VitoriaLBO||CSKA Moscow||CSKA MoscowCSK||165.5||1.90||Under 165.5|
|SPREAD||+6.5||-6.5||1.90||CSKA MoscowCSK||Bet ►|
Davis Bertans will boost the home side
Davis Bertans will be a key player for Laboral and he has grabbed an average of 11.1 points per game this season so far. Colton Iverson has provided an average of 5.8 rebounds per game while Thomas Heurtel has provided an average of 6.7 assists per game this season for Laboral.
Nando De Colo has been in great form for CSKA, providing an average of 15.5 points while Andrey Vorontsevich has provided an average of 5.3 rebounds per game. Milos Teodosic has also been crucial for the form of CSKA this season, serving up an average of 7.1 assists per game in the Euroleague.
It has been a very poor season domestically for Laboral
Laboral sit in 8th position in the Spanish league with an 11-11 record and their most recent domestic game saw them lose 93-75 away to Bilbao. It would be fair to say that this hasn’t been a sterling season in the Spanish league for Laboral. CSKA look down on the rest of the teams in the Russian league with a 20-3 record and on Sunday, they defeated VEF Riga 107-78.
With the Laboral coach highlighting CSKA as the best team in European basketball at the moment; they are clearly paying respect to their Russian opponents. CSKA haven’t been at their best of late, but you still fancy them to step up the gears and taking the Russian side at -6.5, with odds of 1.90, is a decent bet for Thursday. While both teams are likely to score, the Over/Under market is playing it tight and going Under 165.5, at odds of 1.90, is likely to be a sensible option. You will find both of these bets on offer from Bet365, but you can also compare the odds from other respectable bookmakers. Bet Now!
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