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Euroleague Round 10 Best Bets: November 16th, 17th
Euroleague Round 10 Best Bets: November 16th, 17th
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Euroleague Round 10 Best Bets

Match Time (UK) Selection Stakes Best Odds Bookmaker
Baskonia vs Crvena Zvezda 16 Nov, 19:30 Crvena Zvezda +3.5 10/10 1.91 Unibet
Bayern vs Fenerbahce 16 Nov, 19:30 Bayern -1.5 8/10 2.04 Marathonbet
Zent vs Alba Berlin 17 Nov, 16:00 Over 151.5 points 6/10 1.94 Marathonbet

bet365 are offering odds of 6.71 for the three selections combined as an accumulator.

Odds available as at 1pm November 16th 2021. Odds may now differ

Baskonia vs Crvena Zvezda

With 3 wins and 6 losses so far, Baskonia are having a poor start to the season and are currently 16th in the Euroleague standings. They are on a 4-game losing streak and coming off a difficult 67-93 loss to Barcelona. Baskonia shot just 41.1% from the field and 21.1% from the 3-point line, and committed 15 turnovers in the game. The team has averaged just 68.0 points scored and 80.0 allowed per game this season. This is why management decided to fire head coach Dusko Ivanovic recently and hire Neven Spahija instead, the man who led them to the final 4 of the Euroleague in 2007/08.

Crvena Zvezda have built one of the best defences in the Euroleague this year, allowing just 66.0 points per game. After a slow start to the season, Zvezda have won 2 games in a row, and their defence has been the main reason behind their success. The +3.5 points at 1.90 odds provides solid value when taking into consideration all the factors. Though both teams have seen their share of struggle since the start of the season, the recent coaching change in Baskonia along with Zvezda’s terrific defence recently suggest that this will be a very close game, and a bonus of 4 points should be enough to get us over the edge.

Tip: Crvena Zvezda +3.5 points at 1.91 odds

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Bayern Munich vs Fenerbahce Beko

Bayern Munich are looking to bounce back after an embarrassing  94-71 loss to Monaco, where the team committed a whopping 20 turnovers. Despite their poor 3-6 start to the season, Bayern have already played 6 away games so far, and this type of performance isn’t something we are used to seeing. Bayern have played very well at home, even earning an impressive 83-77 win over Euroleague leaders Armani Milano.

Fenerbahce Beko are also having a disappointing start to the season, and are 13th in the league with 3 wins and 6 losses. They earned wins over struggling sides in the beginning of the season like Crvena Zvezda and UNICS, and also managed to outscore CSKA in early November in Moscow by 91-82. This was due to an unusually hot shooting night, where the team shot 55% for 3, and they followed up with an abysmal 43-68 loss to Armani Milano in their most recent game. Bayern’s solid play at home, along with the inconsistent play of Fenerbahce have them as a value bet in this round at solid odds.

Tip: Bayern Munich -1.5 points at 2.04 odds

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Zenit St. Petersburg vs Alba Berlin

Despite some early hiccups this season, Zenit St. Petersburg are in excellent shape at the moment, and their offence is red hot at the moment. They have averaged 85.6 points scored per game in their last 3 Euroleague games, and 70.3 points allowed. They are coming off an 84-78 victory over Olympiacos, and the team is looking to continue their solid form. Nine different players on the team are averaging more than 5 points per game, meaning Zenit have set up a flexible offence with multiple scoring options, which is almost impossible to defend.

Alba Berlin have had a very poor start to the season, and they are currently 15th in the Euroleague standings. Though the team has averaged 73.7 points scored, they have also allowed 78.9 per game, and defence has been a big issue throughout the season. Their offence has fared better in recent away games, and Zenit aren’t exactly known as a defensive minded-team. I expect a high scoring game between two offensive-minded teams, and Over 151.5 points is the best bet in this one.

Tip: Over 151.5 points at 1.94 odds 

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