CSKA Moscow are currently enjoying this season’s Euroleague as they sit at the summit with the world undoubtedly their oyster. The same cannot be said for their opponents Brose Bamberg who find themselves just outside the playoffs in ninth. Seven-time Euroleague winners Moscow are old hats at this tournament by now and are set to further improve their Euroleague odds in Germany. However, Brose are no fools with no German league titles to their name and will pull out all of the stops to try and halt the Russian juggernaut.
Moscow have been rampant this term as they bid to reclaim what they perceive to be their Euroleague crown. The 2015/16 winners are looking back to their best and are the dominant Russian league side over the last couple of decades. The importance of the Euroleague is vital for Moscow and although still important for Bamberg, CSKA’s added impetus will see them through this game. The Germans have won five and lost five and cannot get firing which is a concern as the league leaders come to town. In our best Euroleague betting previews, we have highlighted Moscow as the outright tournament favourites which is another reason why we make them one of our Euroleague betting tips to get the job done.
Moscow sit joint top of the Euroleague with Olympiacos and are looking in ominous form as the league campaign progresses. Despite a slip-up to the equally impressive Fenerbahce, CSKA are a juggernaut that keeps on rolling. Brose may boast the home court, but they will need every possible advantage they can get if they are to harbour any hopes of running the Russian giants close. Moscow also have good memories of visiting Germany after defeating them by two points in their last trip there and then giving Brose a good 21-point thumping back on home soil. Despite the relatively short odds, there is no better outright bet than the Moscow win, betting the other way without a handicap is too risky and would be throwing money away. Betway’s latest Euroleague odds are some of the best and the range of games on offer is impressive as Moscow’s dominance is set to continue.
Although we fully expect CSKA to win the match with no handicap, 888Sport offer significant value on a large handicap in Bamberg’s favour. As mentioned above, the last time the two met on German soil, Moscow ran out narrow two-point winners making this bet by 888Sport a comfortable pay out. Also, the German’s last three defeats have all come by nine-points, but they have played some heavyweight teams such as Bayern and Khimki. Home advantage will play a critical role as the Germans perform well in front of their home fans. They may well lose but it will not be a significant margin and comfortably under the great evens price from 888Sport. As the league progresses, every game will become more and more vital but Bamberg know that there will be other more winnable opportunities this season. A handicap is a nice offering and one that will keep everyone happy.