Spread Pick: FC BarcelonaAway with handicap -1 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 151.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
05/03/2015 19:45 – Panathinaikos Athens v FC Barcelona
This is a game that many people are tipping to be the game of the week, and it is certainly a basketball game with a great deal of history. These teams have met three times in the Final Four, including the title game of 1996 and when it comes to teams that share a story in betting on the Euroleague, there are not many bigger or better than these two.
These teams are currently tied for third place in Group E and the loser will find themselves perilously close to dropping out of the play-off spots.
Panathinaikos have offered up an average of 75.8 points per game this season while Barcelona have offered up an average of 83.7 points per game. The Greek side have a 10-8 record overall in Europe this season, with a 5-5 record in the regular season and a 5-3 record in the Top 16. Barcelona also have a 5-3 record in the Top 16 but their overall European record stands at 14-4 so far for the campaign which is largely down to their 9-1 record in the regular season.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Euroleague tip locked in at 04/03 21:25 (Spread Result: 77-80, Totals: 158)|
|giorgio||05/03 19:45||Panathinaikos Athens||Panathinaikos AthensPAO||FC Barcelona||FC BarcelonaFCB||151.5||1.90||Over 151.5|
|SPREAD||+1||-1||1.90||FC BarcelonaFCB||Bet ►|
AJ Slaughter has been the key man for Panathinaikos
AJ Slaughter has been the main man for points for Panathinaikos this season so far and he has averaged 11.5 points per game in the Euroleague campaign. Antonis Fotsis has played his part in the success of the campaign, while Esteban Batista has provided an average of 5.9 rebounds per game in the Euroleague for the Greek side. Dimitris Diamantidis is also another crucial player for the home side and he has served up an average of 6.0 assists per game so far in this campaign.
Ante Tomic has been in tremendous form for Barcelona and if the away team is going to get anything from this game, it is likely that he will feature prominently in this game. He has served up an average of 11.7 points per game so far this season while also offering an average of 7.4 rebounds per game. Marcelinho Huertas has also helped to provide success for the Catalan club this season, offering up an average of 4.7 assists per game so far.
Both teams are trailing in their domestic league
Panathiniakos are in second place in the Greek league, with a 16-2 record, sitting one spot back from Olympiacos who have a 17-1 record. Their most recent game in their domestic league was an away win against AGOR, winning 77-94.
Barcelona are currently in fourth spot in the Spanish league, sitting with a 16-6 record, which is the same record as Bilbao who sit above them in the table. The most recent domestic game for Barcelona was a 71-58 home win against Gipuzkoa.
The bookies think this game is going to be a tight one and you can get Barcelona at -1, at odds of 1.90, which is likely to be a decent bet for a Thursday game. For the Over/Under market, go Over 151.5 at odds of 1.90. You will find that Bet365 has both of these bets on offer. Bet Now!
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