Euroleague Power Rankings Sunday, August 21, 2016

I opened 2016/2017 Euroleague season with a first Euroleague Power Rankings on July 17. This was my opinion: 1. Cska, 2. Darussafaka, 3. Real, 4. Crvena Zvezda, 5. Milano, 6. Barcelona, 7. Kazan, 8. Fenerbahce. These were the 8 teams I thought could reach the post season, while for the other 8 teams, Vitoria, Maccabi, Galatasaray, Olympiacos, Pana, Brose, Efes and Zalgiris, I saw a sad season in Europe.

Then I followed the transfer market moves and I studied the antepost odds published by top bookmakers. I changed my mind suggesting you to place a bet on Maccabi Tel Aviv @ 26 stake 4/10. Everything is in my Euroleague 2016/2017 antepost betting tips on August 1.

I confirm my opinion: Maccabi can win the title and bookmakers offer excellent odds for this solution. Take it!

Anyway, now it’s time to reveal my new Euroleague 2016/2017 Power Rankings. Are you ready? Let’s go!

01. Maccabi Tel Aviv – the Israeli team earn 9 position in my ranking. It will be a wonderful season for the yellow & blue supporters.

02. Cska Moscow – I am curious to see them in the Euroleague China Tour in September.

03. Real Madrid – bookmakers see Cska, Real and Fenerbahce as clear favorite this year.

04. Fenerbahce – this is Gigi Datome team. A great player in a great team.

05. Darussafaka – be careful of Darussafaka.

06. Barcelona – be ready to see wonderful battles with Real and Vitoria in Euroleague and in Liga ACB.

07. Crevna Zvezda – their target is a playoff spot. They’ll get it.

08. Unics Kazan – you know, I never understimate Russian basketball.

I see the 8 teams above in the post season, but I wish good luck to the other 8 teams involved in the Euroleague 2016/2017. In order, just to complete my Power Rankings:

09. Laboral Vitoria – Real and Barcelona are stronger than Vitoria.

10. Milano – the team is strong and the coach (Repesa) is excellent, but they usually have problems outside Italy.

11. Galatasaray – no hope.

12. Olympiacos – I see black clouds over greek basketball.

13. Panathinaikos – see Olympiacos notes.

14. Brose – this team is a question  point for me.

15. Efes Istanbul – no hope.

16. Zalgiris Kaunas – their target is the Lithuanian title.


All you need is Euroleague Odds

Friday morning in Italy, the friday of Rio 2016 semifinals: USA – Spain at 20:30 cet and Australia – Serbia at midnight. Waiting for these two interesting games, we have enough time to look at bookmakers odds for Euroleague 2016/2017. Antepost odds, of course.

betfair (odds by betfair .it)
Cska Moscow 2.50
Fenerbahce 4.33
Real Madrid 4.33

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bet-at-home (odds by
Cska Moscow 2.50
Real Madrid 4.15
Fenerbahce  4.70

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paddypower (odds by
Cska Moscow 2.50
Real Madrid 4.40
Fenerbahce 4.40

william hill
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Cska Moscow 2.50
Real Madrid 4.00
Fenerbahce 5.00

eurobet (odds by
Cska Moscow 2.75
Fenerbahce 3.50
Real Madrid 4.50

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Do you find some mistakes in these odds? Do you want to suggest me a good odds comparison website and//or a good bookmaker? Feel free to contact me.
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