Best EuroLeague Betting Picks for Round 6 Games on Wednesday, October 27
Wednesday, October 27 is the second day of the EuroLeague Round 6. There are four games on the program, each of which I will now analyze in detail.
Apart from previewing the games, I will also present you with my top picks of the day. If this all sounds good, let’s start!
UNICS Kazan to Beat Baskonia
Not only does UNICS Kazan has better players than Baskonia, but their EuroLeague clash on Tuesday takes place in Russia. What this means is that the Spanish team had to travel over 2,500 miles to get there.
Baskonia’s players might be jet-legged, but even if that wasn’t the case, I’d still think the Russians would win. The thing is that UNICS just has to start playing better in the EuroLeague.
This team’s record is 1-4, which makes them one of the worst in the competition. To be fair, there’s an explanation behind this. UNICS has faced much tougher opponents than Baskonia.
So far, we saw them locking horns with the following teams:
- Zenit Petersburg (loss)
- Monaco (loss)
- Bayern (win)
- Fenerbahce (loss)
- Anadolu Efes (loss)
Two of those losses happened on the road. This time, they’re playing at home, where they have one win and two defeats, one of which happened in the overtime.
That said, Wednesday seems like an ideal day for UNICS to grab its second EuroLeague win of the season.
Real Madrid to Beat Zenit Petersburg
These two teams have met only four times in history and Real Madrid won each time. Their most recent duel took place in March in Russia, where the visitors won 75-71. I expect to see something similar this Wednesday as well.
The thing is that Real Madrid is just a much, much better team than Zenit. With a 4-1 record, Los Blancos are currently third in the EuroLeague table. Their offense has been superb, with a total of 402 points thus far, which accounts for 80.4 points per game on average.
Real Madrid’s defense hasn’t been that impressive – 363 points conceded in five games – which comes as a bit of a surprise. The reason is that they have real experts in defending, most notably their center Edy Tavares, who’s won the EuroLeague Best Defender title in the past two seasons.
So, what is the reason why Real Madrid has been conceding 72.6 points per game? It’s because Los Blancos had to play against some real heavyweights so far.
Luckily for them, they’re taking on Zenit Petersburg on Wednesday, a team that’s not famous for its offense. In fact, before Round 6 of the EuroLeague started, there were only two teams that have scored fewer points than Zenit.
Knowing all this, it’s only logical to assume Real Madrid is coming to Russia to grab a blowout win.
CSKA Moscow to Beat Lyon
The Russian champ will be without their arguably best player, Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia. They will also miss Serbian center Nikola Milutinov in Round 6.
So, why do I think they will win? Because they have plenty of other players to take them to victory.
The two were absent last week as well, but CSKA had no problems beating Olympiacos 88-82.
American forward Will Clyburn had a fantastic game and with 29 points he was the best player of the evening. What’s also interesting is that we saw Alexey Shved recording a double-figure for the second straight EuroLeague game.
The scoring leader of the previous EuroLeague season needed time to adjust to his new club, where he arrived earlier this year. However, Shved now looks like the man who can take this team to glory. I expect him to further up his game in the near future.
By ‘near future,’ I do mean this week. The guy should be able to put away 10+ points against Lyon, helping his team get to their fifth EuroLeague win of the season.
Anadolu Efes to Beat Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos is famously tough to beat at home, where the Greek team is without a single defeat in competitive games since March.
They play at the EuroLeague’s largest arena, with their passionate fans creating an intimidating atmosphere for the visitors.
Evidence of Panathinaikos’ might at home is that their record against Anadolu Efes in Greece is 13-2 in the EuroLeague.
However, the most recent game these two played finished in Efes’ favor. It was October 2020, when Efes beat them 80-77 in Athens.
Still, there were no fans in the stands in that game due to COVID protocols. This time, Panathinaikos will have fantastic support at the OACA. The question is whether their fans can carry them to another victory?
In normal circumstances, the answer would be yes. However, Efes players just need to do their best and get a win from their trip to Greece; otherwise, they’re in big trouble.
The thing is that the reigning EuroLeague champion has only one win in this competition in the 2021-22 season. If they lose once again, it’s going to be really hard to get to the playoffs.
Best EuroLeague Round 6 Picks for Wednesday
The odds on each of these picks look pretty good. Still, there’s a way you can create a better betting value for yourself.
Most online sportsbooks will let you parlay these bets, in which case, you’d get to cumulative odds of ~5.20. That definitely looks like a great value in my eyes!