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Spread Pick: CSM OradeaHome with handicap -4.5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Over 149.0 at 1.83 Bet Now!

06/10/2016 17:00 BST – CSM Oradea v Lukoil Academic Sofia – Betting Tips

fiba-basketball-champions-league-csm-oradea-v-lukoil-academic-sofiaThere isn’t much separating these two teams which means we should be in for a cracking evening in Qualifying Round 2 in the FIBA Champions League. The Bulgarian champions head to Romania with a lead to defend but it is a slim lead, so this is a tie that can definitely go either way.

The final score in the opening leg was:

Lukoil Academic Sofia 75 v CSM Oradea 72

The turning point in the opening game, and perhaps the tie, came in the last quarter and a 10-0 scoring run that pushed the Bulgarians ahead in the cost. The hosts started brightly but a tactical switch from the Romanians flipped the game around, forcing the hosts to shoot from deep, something which they didn’t appear too comfortable with.

With just over 5 minutes left on the lock, the hosts took a 1 point lead, going ahead 67-66 but this was part of a 10 point scoring run that would eventually see them lead 71-66 with less than three and a half minutes on the clock. The Romanians rallied, narrowing the gap and it is all to play for on Thursday evening.

CSM Oradea vs Lukoil Academic Sofia (70-58)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 06/10 10:35 (Spread Result: 65.5-58, Totals: 128)
andrew06/10 17:00CSM OradeaCSM OradeaORADELukoil Academic SofiaLukoil Academic Sofia 149.01.83Over 149.0 
SPREAD  -4.5  1.83CSM OradeaORADE
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The hosts were boosted by Maksym Korniienko who grabbed 18 points and 9 rebounds while Hristo Zahariev provided 17 points (10 in the opening quarter) in the game. Sean Denison turned in a disappointing showing for the Romanian side, grabbing just 4 points over the course of the evening. In Qualification Round 1, Denison managed to average 12.5 points. It is natural to face tougher opposition as you progress in a tournament but the Oradea fans would have been expecting more from a player that has bene in fine form for them on many occasions.

The bookies believe that Oradea will just edge through into the FIBA Champions League. Taking CSM Oradea at -4.5, which you can find at odds of 1.83, will see you happy if the Romanians book their passage into the group stage. If you’re looking for the Over/Under market, you should look to go OVER 149.0 which is on offer at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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