There are two games to recap from Wednesday night, and then we turn our attention to Round 28 which starts on Thursday! Basketball betting fans have had a lot to look out for with the EuroLeague this week.
TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 91 vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 66
Strong showings in the second and fourth quarter made all the difference for the Spaniards, who move onto a 14-13 record. Luca Vildoza delivered 19 points in the win, ably supported by Rokas Giedraitis, who scored 18 points. The Greek side falls to an 11-16 record.
AX Armani Exchange Milan 92 vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 100
This was a high-scoring affair in Milan, and it was the away team that grabbed a crucial win. The hosts are in third place with a 17-10 record while the away side are eight, but they hold a 16-11 record. There isn’t a lot to separate a lot of teams at this stage, and this tunning road victory, fuelled by Nando De Colo grabbing 20 points, has boosted Fenerbahce.
There are four games scheduled for Thursday evening.
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Real Madrid
Fifth plays seventh in this game, and the hosts hold a 16-10 record while Madrid arrive with a 16-11 record. It’s close in this section of the standings, and Madrid will be keen to bounce back after the embarrassment of losing to Khimki earlier this week.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. CSKA Moscow
This clash is another tight one, as the hosts have a 16-10 record with the visitors holding an 18-8 record. Both sides know a win will go a long way to strengthening their position as we move towards the PlayOffs.
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. Valencia Basket
At the lower end of the table, Maccabi hold a 10-15 record, sitting in 14th spot. They are mainly playing for pride, while Valencia will still fancy their chances of success, but a win here is crucial. Valencia are 11th and hold a 14-13 record.
FC Bayern Munich vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Fourth plays 15th in this clash, but Bayern shouldn’t feel overly confident about this game. The German side holds a 17-10 record, and they are part of a tight pack in the PlayOff push. The Greeks hold a 9-16 record, but can still cause significant trouble for any EuroLeague side on their day.