There are just seven more game days in the regular EuroLeague basketball season remaining, and the battle to finish in the top eight positions and reach the play-offs is extremely close. Last season’s winners Fenerbahce have won 16 of their 23 matches, but due to the dominant form of CSKA Moscow they are in third.The way things are looking, the end-of-season stage will be full of top teams in strong form, and those that make it through the initial knockout matches into the Final Four weekend will have to be at their best. The above league table shows the current top eight and Baskonia, who lost to CSKA in the play-offs 3-0 last season, are ninth and two wins behind Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Tipbet have odds markets on all major basketball competitions, and every EuroLeague game from now to the end of the season will have extensive betting options.
On Thursday (20:05 CET) Tel-Aviv are hosting the league leaders at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Israel. Given that CSKA have lost just five times all season it is hard to envisage them struggling, and they have won nine of their last 10 in all competitions – including a 93-86 victory over Baskonia last Thursday. The Russians, therefore, are 1.35 at Tipbet to come out on top.
The hosts are looking to bounce back after an 83-69 loss to Malaga. With 12 wins and 11 defeats, the Israeli club have generally lacked consistency, though they are still heading towards a major improvement on last season’s 14th place. They are available at 3.25 to outright win.
On Friday, Real Madrid, currently fourth, are welcoming Fenerbahce. The Turkish club are just one position and two wins ahead of their opponents, so this has the potential to be a fascinating clash of high quality.
As well as the usual winner markets, Tipbet have many other situations to predict. For example, overtime is considered unlikely at 8.75. Each quarter of the match has its own market on which team will win.