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Spread Pick: Umana Reyer VeneziaAway with handicap +2.5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Under 152.5 at 1.83 Bet Now!

07-02-2017 18:00 BST - Ventspils v Umana Reyer Venezia - Champions League Betting Tips

The playoff round of the FIBA Champions League gets underway with a range of qualifier ties this midweek. The Latvians hosts welcome their Italian opponents on Tuesday night in the first of these games in what is sure to be a big midweek of basketball betting options. There will be expectations from both sides heading into this tie and we could be in line for a cracking match.

Ventspils were in Group C and they recorded a 7-7 record over the season to finish in 5th spot in this group. This meant that the Latvian team squeezed into the playoff round by one of the final spots. Their Points Difference over the 14 games was +4 so this is a side that has seen a balanced outcome over the course of the group stage.

All of the games taking place this week sees the perceived weaker team of the ties playing at home, so these games will bring their own sense of pressure. Many observers will think that it isn’t enough for the home team to win, they need to get a great result in order to set themselves up for a harder challenge in the second leg of this round.

Ventspils vs Umana Reyer Venezia (74-67)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 07/02 09:00 (Spread Result: 74-69.5, Totals: 141)
andrew07/02 18:00VentspilsVentspilsVENTSUmana Reyer VeneziaUmana Reyer VeneziaREYER152.51.83Under 152.5 
SPREAD   +2.5 1.83Umana Reyer VeneziaREYER
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Venezia want an away win in FIBA Champions League Playoff Qualifier

The Italian team were involved in Group B in the regular season. Venezia finished in second place with a 9-5 record. Three teams held a 9-5 record at the end of the season with Venezia finishing in the middle of these three sides, so they will come into this game with some confidence.

However, while the away team finished in second spot in their group and the hosts finished in fifth place in their group, there were only two points between the teams, respectively. Ventspils grabbed 21 points in their campaign while the Italians bagged 23 points in their campaign.

Ventspils v Venezia Odds
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You can back the away side to take control of this tie in midweek and you should get behind Umana Reyer Venezia at +2.5 at odds of 1.83. When it comes to the Over/Under market, you should go UNDER 152.5 at odds of 1.83. Bet Now!

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