Euroleague presents the slightly shorter slate of games for the week tonight, with two matches to be played. Judging from the sportsbook litmus test, i.e. oddsmakers tend to know what’s going on because they stand to lose the most on a given proposition, it’s five decisive wins we’ll be watching tonight. (Despite the interesting contention that Baskonia-Roma has recently become a full-fledged rivalry; tell you what: If Roma pulls off the upset tonight, *then* it’s a rivalry.)
The pointspreads and over/under lines on tonight’s games, as provided by Ball in Europe sponsor Bet 365, are as follows.
CSKA Moscow vs. Maroussi
Handicap: Moscow minus 12
Entente Orleanaise vs. Olympiacos
Handicap: Orleanaise plus 11
Unicaja vs. Partizan
Handicap: Unicaja minus 9.5
Whoa, talk about your race of underdogs. As the preseason-touted underdog, Orleanaise could save some moral face by upending Olympiacos – and by next month, we’ll forget Josh Childress wasn’t playing – but it’d be quite a coup to even cover the 11-point handicap. As for that marquee matchup, surely Lottomatica Roma will put up a bit more fight than an 8.5-point blowout, right?
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