After the excitement and drama of the opening round of the Last 32 of the Eurocup, things return to normal and the season can start to take shape. This is a good opportunity for the teams that lost last week to bounce back quickly while the successful teams from Round 1 will be keen to continue their form.
There are just two Eurocup games taking place on Tuesday the 12th of January, so you can ease yourself into basketball betting activities this week.
- PAOK Thessaloniki v Limoges CSP
The first Eurocup game of the week sees two teams who lost in Round 1 of the Last 32 clash. The French club parted company with their coach last week and this game sees Jim Bilba taking over from Philippe Herve. The teams met in last season’s Last 32 of the Eurocup and the French team won both games, including a 68-79 win in Greece.
The bookmakers think that this game is going to be a close affair and you should look to take Limoges at +1 at odds of 1.90. For the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 144.5 at odds of 1.90. Bet Now!
- EA7 Emporio Armani Milan v Aris Thessaloniki
The Italians lost their opening Eurocup game of the season and they face a tough tie against the Greek side that got off to a winning start in the Last 32. These are two sides with an impressive pedigree in European basketball but they haven’t played many times in the last two decades, with the majority of their clashes taking place in the 80s and earlier. The two teams memorably clashed in the Euroleague Final Four in 1988 with Milan winning 87-82 on their way to another European triumph.
The bookmakers take the home team as big favourites for this game and you can find EA7 Emporio Armani Milan at -8.5 at odds of 1.90. For the Over/Under market for this game, look to go OVER 148.5 at odds of 1.90. Bet Now!
The rest of the card takes place on Wednesday 13th of January and you have more than enough games to capture your interest and imagination this midweek.
13 January 2016 Eurocup Regular Season Group G – FC Bayern Munich v Ratiopharm Ulm
This is an all-German affair and it will be the second time that these two teams have clashed in the last 10 days. This may lead to familiarity breeding contempt but given the way that FC Bayern Munich comfortably dealt with their opponents on domestic duty, you should expect the home team to take care of business in the European arena. Bayern won in their opening Last 32 game while the away side come into this game on the back of a defeat and an overall 4-7 record in the Eurocup.
Bryce Taylor was the key man for Bayern in their domestic rout recently and he could be the player trusted to take Ratiopharm Ulm once again. The away team will be looking towards Raymar Morgan, with an average of 13.7 points per game in the Eurocup this season, to give them a chance of success in Munich.
The bookmakers predict a big home win and you should look to take FC Bayern Munich at -14.5 at odds of 1.90. For the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 168.5 at odds of 1.90. Bet Now!
13 January 2016 Eurocup Regular Season Group H – Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem v Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
Both of these teams lost their opening game in the Last 32 so they’ll be keen to get back to winning ways in this game. Given that Gran Canaria were the runner-up in last season’s Eurocup, they’ll want to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible and give themselves the best possible chance of going as far as possible in the tournament this season.
Earl Rowland has been the key player for the hosts with respect to points, providing an average of16.8 points per game while Kevin Pangos has been in fine form for Las Palmas, offering up an average of 14.4 points per game so far this season.
The bookmakers think this will be a close run thing so look to take Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas at +1 at odds of 1.90. For the Over/Under market, you should be looking to go OVER 160.5 at odds of 1.90. Bet Now!