Τhey return to the Final Four after 7 and 29 years respectively, with the semifinal between them having a clear favorite. Barcelona aims to return to the throne for the first time since 2010 and Olympia without stress to claim the best. The pressure is clear with the team of Saronas Yassikevitsios, which in its bet is given a big lead. I will not disagree for reasons that I will analyze below, but I will go to a safe bet without a handicap. Its roster is more “full”, more quality and in general more experienced. Not so much for games of this importance, but most have a lot of performances. Unlike the Italians, who, except for Rodriguez, Hines, Datome and their coach Ettore Messina, are almost newcomers. In these games it plays its role. Like Barcelona’s supership in bodies under the baskets in both “4” and “5”.
Another element that pushes the qualification of the Catalans, is that in both of their games this year they have prevailed. They won in Barcelona 87-71 and in Milan 72-56. If “Saras” leaves Kalathis a little free on the floor to create with instinct and not only based on a system, it will be difficult for Olympia to stop Barcelona’s offensive trump cards.
Its weapon will definitely be the defense that can trap the extremely aggressive and sometimes naive Italian team. That is why, apart from the fact that it is typically a home team, I will also trust that they do not exceed 80 points at the same time. Let’s bet with an “ace” as a simple victory, combined with under 162.5 in total points, which pays 1.76
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