What’s at stake on the final Wednesday night of the Euroleague 2009-10 regular season? Some bragging rights and potentially a couple of playoff spots. The win-and-in scenario tonight belongs to Lietuvos Rytas, a big six-point favorite at home against Unicaja.
AJ Milano, who’s hosting Real Madrid and is nevertheless a five-point underdog, also advances to Final 16 play with a win. Group rival Asseco Prokom, another homecourt five-point ‘dog – here’s to thinking the bookmakers don’t think much of Milano and Prokom under pressure this season, eh? – gets in with the upset victory and Milano loss.
With Real Madrid playing for top seed, however, and Khimki locked in to its no. 3 spot, figure Milano not to make up the five-point gap while Prokom at least keeps it close while likewise covering the pointspread. (Whether the latter manages to squeak into the Final 16 is another matter altogether…)
Pointspreads and over/under lines for tonight’s Euroleague games, as provided by Euroleague/Ball in Europe sponsor Sporting Bet, run below the break.
Olympiacos vs. Partizan Belgrade
Handicap: Olympiacos minus 17
Entente Orleanaise vs. Efes Pilsen
Handicap: Orleanaise plus 3
Asseco Prokom vs. Khimki Moscow region
Handicap: Prokom minus 5
EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Panathinaikos
Handicap: Oldenburg plus 10
Sporting Bet has many other lines, odds and proposition betting on Euroleague games and European domestic basketball leagues. Click on either the logos or banner at far right for more information. Good luck, all, and enjoy the 2009-10 regular-season cappers!