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Panathinaikos vs Virtus Bologna Best Bet: OAKA to Hold Off Virtus

Panathinaikos vs Virtus Bologna Best Bet: OAKA to Hold Off Virtus
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Panathinaikos vs Virtus Bologna Best Bet: Wednesday, November 23rd

Still sitting at the bottom of the standings, PAO will finally try to find themselves offensively and defensively against Virtus, a team that started the season with wins and 4 losses in the Euroleague. The OAKA arena will be the most prominent opponent for the Italians with coach Radonjic’s defensive aggression.

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PAO are in a very uncomfortable situation at the moment, underachieving this season after rebuilding with a new coach and a couple of famous European names. They are currently 2-6 in the Euroleague, bottoming out the standings. Their offence is not clicking, averaging only 78.5 points per game whilst averaging only 36% from behind the 3-point line. The best part of their offence is their rebounding power, where they have been able to top the Euroleague by grabbing 11.5 Offensive rebounds per game. Panathinaikos will not be facing any substantial absences today.

Virtus Bologna is probably the most unpredictable team in Europe at this point. Nonetheless, we are betting against them tonight. They have been able to take Real Madrid and Milano on the road, which is an astonishing feat. Tonight we are expecting them to underperform due to fatigue, as they have already played 2 games in the last 5 days. Although they are averaging only 73.5 (!) points in the Euroleague, with their hard defence they have been able to clinch a .500 record. Their offence has been the worst in the competition. They are shooting 35.3% behind the 3-point line, whilst dishing only ~15 assists per game. We strongly believe Virtus is in fact not a .500 team and has been overperforming recently.

The interesting thing is that both teams are averaging exactly the same number of blocks per game with 2,5. The moneyline tells us that the home side is the slight favourite, but we believe if coach Radonjic can manipulate the game state and pace, they have a very strong chance at winning.

Panathinaikos vs Virtus Bologna Best Bet

PAO has never lost to Virtus Bologna. They have played only 2 matches so far and won both. We expect something similar tonight. We bet on PAO to finally deliver with their new star D. Bacon, who has finally found his form. If Bacon and Raonjic click, we are expecting a smooth cruise for the home team.

  • Selection: Panathinaikos to Win
  • Best Odds: 1.75 (Unibet)
  • Stakes: 2/10

Odds as of 10:30 am on November 23rd, 2022. Odds may now differ.

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