What’s at stake in Euroleague play tonight? A couple of Top 16 spots at least with one win-and-in scenario. Plus, there’s a bit of history as Union Olimpija hosts CSKA Moscow in a game the official Euroleague press calls “what is likely [Olimpija’s] last Euroleague game ever at Tivoli Arena.”
According to Ball in Europe sponsor Bet 365, the game to watch may be Olympiacos at Efes Pilsen, with the home team a 1.5-point underdog; Efes is attempting to prevent a three-Euroleague game losing streak and crawl its way into fourth place, keeping alive its Top 16 hopes for another season.
Meanwhile, the beneficiary of the Panathinaikos victory over Asseco Prokom last night may well be today’s win-and-in team, AJ Milano. To say that Milano’s porous defense – they’ve managed to hold a Euroleague opponent to under 68 points just once this season – has been disappointing would be an understatement but makes for great high-scoring viewing if you’re not a fan. The Italians will be looking to salvage their hopes for advancement while avenging their week three loss to Khimki: Surely this team is too talented not to cover that pointspread of nine against a team that’s already clinched a Top 16 spot. Plus, that 146.5 line at the bookmakers will be toast. Go over.
Tonight’s pointspreads and over/under lines, as provided byBall in Europe sponsor Bet 365, are as follows.
Efes Pilsen vs. Olympiakos
Handicap: Efes Pilsen plus 1.5
Khimki Moscow region v AJ Milano
Handicap: Khimki minus 9
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Lottomatica Roma
Handicap: Maccabi minus 11.5
Union Olimpija vs. CSKA Moscow
Handicap: Olimpija plus 6.5
Zalgiris vs. Cibona Zagreb
Handicap: Zalgiris minus 7.5
Bet 365 has a plethora of proposition bets and other odds on these games and Euroleague outright finishes. For more information, click on the banners or logos at right. Good luck, everyone!