After a night of upsets in Euroleague play last night, can any would-be punter feel safe betting on any of tonight’s games? To wit, which of tonight’s three matches looks rife for an upset finish and/or acknowledgement of seriousness, i.e. the BC Khimki demolition of Unicaja (are we witnessing the rise of a new Russian power)?
The marquee matchup is clearly Maccabi Tel Aviv-Real Madrid, with the Sporting Bet pointspread set at a puny minus-1 for the homers – essentially a “pick ‘em” line. And as unbeatable as Partizan is once again proving to be in their home confines with the win over Barcelona, Maccabi is currently at 9-1 in Tel Aviv in 2009-10.
Elsewhere, we’ll find out if the gripes about Panathinaikos actually getting an extra home game on the schedule thanks to smaller neighbors Maroussi fortunately being placed alongside the Greens in Group E. Here’s to thinking that, if Maroussi covers that nine-point differential, it counts as a morale victory; the last meeting between the teams took place in November in PAO’s *true* homecourt and ended with a 90-73 Panathinaikos victory.
So for an upset, we’re looking to Baskonia. What the heck … yesterday was so wacky and all…
Pointspreads and over/under lines for tonight’s Euroleague games, as provided by Euroleague/Ball in Europe sponsor Sporting Bet, run below the break.
Cibona Zagreb vs. Caja Laboral Baskonia
Handicap: Cibona plus 5
Maroussi vs. Panathinaikos
Handicap: Maroussi plus 9
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