Euroleague Betting: Fenerbahce Ulker vs Maccabi Electra Tel AvivPublished April 16, 2015 by Sol FH
Fenerbahce Ulker vs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv in Game 2 of the best of 5 Quarter Finals, live at 19:00 GMT.
The Euroleague are down to the last eight teams, which are all currently doing battle in the 2015 Quarter Finals. The teams that have made it this far are: CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos Athens, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Olympiacos Piraeus, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and Maccabi Elektra Tel Aviv. An excellent representation of the top teams in European Basketball and tonight’s late game features Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Game 1 between these two teams was as exciting as they come and in the end, Fenerbahce got the best of Maccabi in the fourth quarter and rallied for the win, 80-72. Jan Vesely led the Turkish team with 23 points and Nemanja Bjelica ended with a double-double. On the Israeli side, Jeremy Pargo led both teams with 25 points, but they couldn’t hold on for the win.
What it will take to Win Tonight
Maccabi have an even harder task ahead of them tonight, as they travel to Istanbul. They need to be able to rely on the endurance of their players, which was lacking late in the first game. Look out for Devin Smith on the outer perimeter, as he will be looking to shoot and shoot often, with support by Yogev Ohayon and Pargo in the backcourt.
Istanbul needs to have a big game by their forwards on the offensive boards, as this is what led them to victory last game. They successfully brought down 17 offensive boards in Game 1, but didn’t see a very productive game by Nikos Zisis, Andrew Goudelock or Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Attractive Online Gambling Props
There are some attractive lines from bet365 Sportsbook for the underdogs from Tel Aviv. They could easily bounce back and beat the Turks tonight, which would count for 3.50 punter odds for Maccabi. Fenerbahce are outright favorites at 1.32, but there are a ton of additional props to choose from. The over/under is 153.5 at 1.90, with Fenerbahce on the over and Maccabi on the under.