Best EuroLeague Betting Picks for Round 7 on Friday, October 29

| October 28, 2021 10:08 am PDT

Friday, October 29 is when Round 7 of the EuroLeague comes to an end, with five games on the program. In some of those games, it’s clear who the favorite is; in others, not so much.

I will now dissect two games in which I think there’s a decent betting value to be found. I will also present you with my predictions for the remaining three games, as well as show you which bets I’m planning to make on Friday.

Real Madrid to Beat UNICS

From St. Petersburg, Los Blancos travel further to the east of Russia. Kazan is where they’re going to lock horns with UNICS.

Real Madrid’s Russian adventure started with a win over Zenit Petersburg. It was a brilliant performance by the Spanish team, who won the game 75-68.

Can Los Blancos continue winning? They should, as UNICS might be their favorite EuroLeague opponent. Evidence of this is that in three of the past four duels between these rivals, the Spaniards were triumphant.

They surely have the manpower needed to add another win to the list, but there’s one thing Real Madrid needs to be concerned about. UNICS has been really good on their turf.

At least, that’s been the case in the EuroLeague where their home record is 2-2. The games they played at Basket-Hall Kazan are the following:

  • 70-69 loss to Zenit Petersburg (Round 1)
  • 88-80 overtime loss to Monaco (Round 2)
  • 73-70 win over Bayern Munich (Round 3)
  • 83-69 win over Baskonia (Round 6)

As you can see for yourself, UNICS put on a decent fight even in the games they ended up losing. Still, truth be told, they haven’t played against such a strong team as Real Madrid. Against the Spanish heavyweight, home advantage probably isn’t going to mean a lot.

Anadolu Efes to Beat Zalgiris

If someone told you that six rounds into the 2021-22 EuroLeague, Zalgiris would have a 0-6 record, you probably would’ve believed them.

However, if someone told you that the reigning EuroLeague champion Anadolu Efes would be 1-5, you’d think they’re crazy. Although it seems strange, Efes is just one spot away from the very bottom of the EuroLeague table.

So, what’s going on with this team? The reason why they’ve won only one game so far is that their schedule was very ugly at the start of the season.

They played (and lost) to Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow, and Olimpia Milano – teams that are among the top favorites for the title. They also lost to Lyon in France, as well as Panathinaikos in Greece.

This time, they’re playing on their turf. What’s even more important is that they’re playing against the worst team in the competition. Still, the most important news for Efes is that their best player Vasilije Micic is back after missing two EuroLeague games.

With the 2020 EuroLeague MVP back in the squad, Efes is ready to take their game to the next step. By that, I mean that they’re ready to demolish Zalgiris on Friday.

Picks for the Remaining Three EuroLeague Games on Friday

  • Zenit Petersburg to Beat Baskonia
  • Panathinaikos to Beat Lyon
  • CSKA Moscow to Beat Monaco

I think the favorites should win in each of these three games, although I am slightly concerned that we might see an upset happening.

The game I’m concerned about the most is the one taking place in Monaco, where CSKA Moscow will be without two of their key players – forward Tornike Shengelia and center Nikola Milutinov.

I’m also not 100% sure that Panathinaikos is going to have a field day against Lyon, although the Greek team is sensational when playing at home.

The safest of those bets is probably Zenit Petersburg, even though I wouldn’t put too much money on them.

If you’re looking for better bets, I got two such for you in the next section.

My Top Picks for Friday’s EuroLeague Round 7 Games

Real Madrid (-5) Against UNICS1.89
Anadolu Efes (-10) Against Zalgiris1.86

Real Madrid should have no problems covering the spread, while I can see Anadolu Efes winning by an even larger margin than ten points.

With that being said, I think these two bets can be called bankers. They look destined to win and the prices are pretty decent, especially if you bet at SportsBetting.ag, which is where I dug out those betting odds.

Zarko Naric

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