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Credit Begum Unal, D.Lukšta, Tolga Adanali - Getty Images, Zuma Press - Scanpix | BasketNews illustration/M.Didė (edited)

BasketNews presents a brand-new Betting Corner edition, in which Andreas Blomdahl will present his picks before the upcoming Turkish Airlines EuroLeague round.

Most importantly, we ask you to gamble responsibly.

And now, a short introduction message from Andreas.

"My name is Andreas, a Swede that lives in Malta for several years now. I'm a former sports trader with a huge passion for European basketball. With my experience within the business and the game, I'm here to give you my best betting tips for every EuroLeague round.

All bets will be placed with the same stake, also called flat/1 unit. (Please use your own stake that you feel comfortable with and gamble responsibly).

Check your local bookie for the best possible odds. I'm on Twitter if you have any questions."

Bayern Munich (8-10) vs AS Monaco (7-11) 

It's a very important game for both teams in the hunt for a playoff spot. Bayern at home is always a tough team to beat, but they're playing the third game in 6 days. I really like Monaco after bringing in coach Obradovic, and the key here is that Mike James is looking much better again. Coming into this game, Monaco will have both Andjusic and Gray back after injury and illness.

Yes, Monaco are only 2-7 in away games, but they should have a great chance of getting a third win in an empty Audi Dome.

Bet: Monaco +3.5 @ 1.90

Barcelona (15-4) vs Anadolu Efes (9-9)

Big game in Palau Blaugrana! The previous game between these two was an absolute banger which Barcelona won 95-93 after overtime. Barcelona got three consecutive losses (Baskonia away, Manresa at home, and Milano at home).

Efes are coming from two very poor games, 83-93 at home against Gaziantep and 67-75 away to UNICS. 

According to sources, Dante Exum is a game-time decision for Barcelona, and Micic/Simon are both game-time decisions for Efes. I can see Barcelona getting back on winning days, and it wouldn't surprise me if they get a double-digit win. Yes, 10+ points.

BET: Barcelona -4.5 @ 1.80

CSKA Moscow (11-7) vs ASVEL (8-9)

Are CSKA finally finding their game? Seems like it. After the embarrassing loss to Real Madrid's youngsters on the 23rd of December, they have scored 97, 92, and 98 points combined in VTB and Euroleague.

Yesterday's performance in OAKA against PAO was really impressive (98-74), and even Grigonis is starting to find his rhythm with a new season-high of 19 points. ASVEL have had a tough season dealing with Covid and injuries but are finally looking healthier now.

I could easily see CSKA score around 85-90 points here, which should be more than enough to get over the total we have for this game.

Bet: Over 158.5 @ 1.90

Real Madrid (14-3) vs Baskonia (7-11)

Real Madrid is another team that has dealt with many Covid and injury issues during the season. However, recently they got Randolph, Hanga, Causeur, and Abalde back.

Baskonia did improve in the last weeks of 2021 and are relying a lot on Giedraitis and Baldwin to score as well as Costello and Enoch to clean up underneath the board.

I really like what we're seeing from Real Madrid lately. They started the year with an impressive 87-92 win away to Manresa and followed that up by beating Joventut 71-90 in Badalona.

Baskonia are a totally different team away from home, in my opinion, and yes, they might be close at halftime, but when we summarize this game, I'm quite confident that Real Madrid will get the double-digit win.

BET: Real Madrid -8.5 @ 1.90

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