What does Thursday mean for us? Euroleague once again kicks in and it’s time to make some money my people. Things have been pretty good here lately even though Baskonia let us down with a tough game in Istanbul against Anadolu Efes, but I am looking at that game as a positive for us because I really liked the way this Turkish team is playing and they look like they might be a team to start to follow quite a bit closer as a posible money maker in the near future.
Right now though I am going to start off with what I see as the play of the week on Thursday night at 9:00 pm Spanish time in Vitoria, Spain. Baskonia will be looking to revenge that road loss last week with a good home win as they take on EA7 Milano. I have been profiting lately focusing on the totals in the games especially the overs. We played last weeks Real Madrid game over and they did not disappoint beating Darrusafaka 101-83, a game that almost went over in the 3rd quarter. I am looking at this game between Baskonia and Milan as being a similar type of offensive contest. Here we find the 4th and 5th ranked teams in the competition in offensive production. Baskonia stands in 5th place with 80.8 points a game and EA7 just above at 82.7. Those numbers do not look good considering 888sport.com has the total of this game set at 170.5.
Those numbers that I just showed you are easy numbers to find on any web page and might not give you confidence to make this pick but I have done a little extra homework for you here to help ease your mind. Baskonia is pretty consistent averaging 80 points at home also but the number that stands out is the 90.5 points a game the Milan defense gives up on the road and the fact that they have given up 99 or more points in seven games this season.
Normally I like to put up multiple bets here in this article and there are a few more things I like for this weeks action but this the one that stands out to me and will most likely be my big play of the week. Well, if it goes really well then I just might have to look at my new favorite team Anadolu Efes in Fridays action against Unics Kazan.
BASKONIA/EA7 MILANO GAME OVER 170.5 @ 1.91
Good Luck with this 5 Star Pick!!!!!