Event Tipster Tip type Selection Odds Stake Profit
29 Sep 20:00 Cremona - Treviso Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Treviso 4.44 1.50 -1.50 U

Event: Cremona - Treviso

Tip created on 29 Sep 2019 at 11:42 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Serie A Cremona - Treviso
Match start 29 Sep 2019 at 20:00
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Treviso
Match result 89:87 (33:24, 18:24, 19:19, 19:20)
Odds 4.44
Stake 1.50
Profit -1.50 U
No bet under 3.50
Pinnacle Sports
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Cremona lost both their games for the Supercoppa last weekend and showed some wildly inconsistent basketball during the course of the matches. That's enough reason not to trust them as hot favourites as they face Treviso tonight. Newly-promoted Treviso have had the toughest of the assignments in their debut in Serie A going against Italian giants Armani Milano and while they remained competitive in the first half, they completely fell apart in the second. Nevertheless I'm quite optimist regarding their chances against Cremona. They have assembled quite an interesting team during the summer. In Menetti they have found a good and very experienced coach while the additions of Fotu and Nikolic are two undervalued players who can do really well in this league. Overall they have a very versatile roster that I'm sure will cause some upsets during the course of the season, hopefully starting tonight!
Open Cremona - Treviso tip
29 Sep 21:45 Trieste - Varese Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Trieste -6.5 1.93 2.00 -2.00 U

Event: Trieste - Varese

Tip created on 29 Sep 2019 at 10:58 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Serie A Trieste - Varese
Match start 29 Sep 2019 at 21:45
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Trieste -6.5
Match result 62:92 (13:29, 12:25, 20:12, 17:26)
Odds 1.93
Stake 2.00
Profit -2.00 U
No bet under 1.75
Pinnacle Sports
SBOBET
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Contrasting debuts for the two teams in the first match of the season. Trieste picked up from where they had left off last year and gave current Serie A champions Venezia a real scare before succumbing in the end. More importantly they did so playing without their starting small forward DeQuan Jones who should be one of the references of the new team and is expected to make his debut tonight. Playing against Sassari at home, Varese confirmed all their limits evidenced in pre-season. An alarming lack of cohesion and limited roster depth especially in their frontcourt which appears to be lacking physical presence and athleticism. At the same time Mayo who is supposed to be the star of this team was simply atrocious. I tend to not overreact to a single game but Varese's horrendous performance doesn't leave much room for optimism in such a short amount of time. Trieste is always a tough place to go and win and Varese at the current moment seem some way off of being close to do it. The -6.5 handicap for Trieste seems well within their capabilities all things considered.
Open Trieste - Varese tip
29 Sep 18:00 Zaragoza - Obradoiro Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Obradoiro +8.5 1.93 3.00 -3.00 U

Event: Zaragoza - Obradoiro

Tip created on 29 Sep 2019 at 09:34 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

ACB Zaragoza - Obradoiro
Match start 29 Sep 2019 at 18:00
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Obradoiro +8.5
Match result 96:64 (32:12, 17:8, 22:18, 25:26)
Odds 1.93
Stake 3.00
Profit -3.00 U
No bet under 1.65
Pinnacle Sports
SBOBET
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A positive first game for Zaragoza who captured a surprisingly easy victory at Las Palmas against an unrecognisable Gran Canaria team who still look like they have a lot of work to do. Zaragoza have made some concrete moves during the summer to replace their departing star, Stan Okoye and bolster their squad depth ahead of their partecipation in the Champions League and for the most part seem to have done a decent if unimpressive job mixing experience and youth in equal parts. The evolution of talented Alocen and Justiz will probably be key to what their ceiling will be this season. Obradoiro's strength will once again be continuity with Fernandez remaining at the helm for yet another year and as always their ability to discover new talents with McGee and Daum being their next "bets". That's not to say that the team will not be counting on players of experience as Calloway, Vasiliadis rarely fail to deliver while Kravic can be a steal for Obradoiro in a spot where they urgently needed help last season. Overall an insidious match-up for Zaragoza who after their long trip back from the Canary Islands will have to deal with the probable absences of Seibutis and Justiz as well.
Open Zaragoza - Obradoiro tip
29 Sep 18:00 Zaragoza - Obradoiro Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Obradoiro 4.57 1.50 -1.50 U

Event: Zaragoza - Obradoiro

Tip created on 29 Sep 2019 at 09:29 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

ACB Zaragoza - Obradoiro
Match start 29 Sep 2019 at 18:00
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Obradoiro
Match result 96:64 (32:12, 17:8, 22:18, 25:26)
Odds 4.57
Stake 1.50
Profit -1.50 U
No bet under 3.50
Pinnacle Sports
Bet 365
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A positive first game for Zaragoza who captured a surprisingly easy victory at Las Palmas against an unrecognisable Gran Canaria team who still look like they have a lot of work to do. Zaragoza have made some concrete moves during the summer to replace their departing star, Stan Okoye and bolster their squad depth ahead of their partecipation in the Champions League and for the most part seem to have done a decent if unimpressive job mixing experience and youth in equal parts. The evolution of talented Alocen and Justiz will probably be key to what their ceiling will be this season. Obradoiro's strength will once again be continuity with Fernandez remaining at the helm for yet another year and as always their ability to discover new talents with McGee and Daum being their next "bets". That's not to say that the team will not be counting on players of experience as Calloway, Vasiliadis rarely fail to deliver while Kravic can be a steal for Obradoiro in a spot where they urgently needed help last season. Overall an insidious match-up for Zaragoza who after their long trip back from the Canary Islands will have to deal with the probable absences of Seibutis and Justiz as well.
Open Zaragoza - Obradoiro tip
28 Sep 15:45 Peristeri - Iraklis Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Iraklis 4.30 1.00 -1.00 U

Event: Peristeri - Iraklis

Tip created on 28 Sep 2019 at 11:02 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

A1 Peristeri - Iraklis
Match start 28 Sep 2019 at 15:45
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Iraklis
Match result 75:59 (19:10, 19:15, 20:18, 17:16)
Odds 4.30
Stake 1.00
Profit -1.00 U
No bet under 3.50
Pinnacle Sports
Bet 365
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After impressing by finishing 4th in their last campaign, Peristeri will be missing the element of surprise as the new season is about to start. Not that much has remained the same. The only two key "survivors" of last year's team is Gray and Vasilopoulos. Considering Peristeri is returning to a European competition this season, new coach Zouros has built a roster with more depth as expected, some guarantees as their very experienced backcourt comprising Hatcher, Gray and Xanthopoulos but also some question marks such as Blake and Kingsley who missed almost the entire last season because of injury. The advanced age of several key players is also something worth keeping an eye on as the team will have to adjust playing twice a week. Iraklis are returning to the top division of Greece after languishing in the lower categories for almost a decade and judging by their ambitious offseason signings, they have no intention of going back anytime soon. New coach Kastritis is one of the most promising tacticians of Greek basketball while the summer acquisitions of Hanlan and Shuler will provide invaluable leadership and experience for Iraklis's backcourt. Moreover Lenzelle Smith who returns to Greece after a good season in Israel and ex Nymburk Alex Davis are astute pick-ups as well while the signing of several players with good knowledge of the A1 division like Kavvadas, Garrett and Okereafor is also a step in the right direction especially for a newly-promoted team. As you can probably tell, I'm quite intrigued by Iraklis's recruiting campaign and at the current price it's certainly worth our attention here considering also that we are talking of two almost entirely new teams which adds an additional layer of unpredictability to the encounter.
Open Peristeri - Iraklis tip
26 Sep 18:30 Kauhajoen Karhu - Torun Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Torun +2.5 2.00 3.00 -3.00 U

Event: Kauhajoen Karhu - Torun

Tip created on 26 Sep 2019 at 12:14 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Champions League Kauhajoen Karhu - Torun
Match start 26 Sep 2019 at 18:30
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Torun +2.5
Match result 93:82 (25:16, 29:25, 14:20, 25:21)
Odds 2.00
Stake 3.00
Profit -3.00 U
No bet under 1.65
Bet 365
Pinnacle Sports
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The second round of the Champions League qualifiers begins tonight and despite still being early days and a little premature drawing 100% accurate conclusions based mostly on preparatory games, I have quite a strong opinion for the match in Finland between Karhu and Torun. The Finnish champions have surprised a much more illustrious team like Minsk in the first round but the Belarusians appeared completely unprepared and with some serious absentees in these encounters. Having eliminated Minsk may actually work in our advantage here tonight as Karhu are given as favourites when they face the Polish team of Torun and that's where I have some serious objections. Torun have not played any official games yet and they missed Polish internationals Cel and Kulig for most of their preparation period due to the World Cup but that's about the only drawbacks regarding their matchup against Karhu. Torun have superior talent, bigger depth and vast experience to overcome these obstacles against a pretty limited opponent. I'd be surprised if they fail to at least defend their +2.5 handicap here.
Open Kauhajoen Karhu - Torun tip
21 Sep 19:00 Cremona - Sassari Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Sassari -2.5 1.85 3.00 + 2.55 U

Event: Cremona - Sassari

Tip created on 21 Sep 2019 at 10:53 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Super Cup Cremona - Sassari
Match start 21 Sep 2019 at 19:00
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Sassari -2.5
Match result 94:101 OT (87:87) (21:16, 28:30, 20:20, 18:21, 7:14)
Odds 1.85
Stake 3.00
Profit + 2.55 U
No bet under 1.60
Pinnacle Sports
Bet 365
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After impressing last season by winning the Italian Cup and arriving at the semifinals of the Serie A, Cremona seem to be in for a rude awakening as the new campaign is about to begin with the Supercoppa in Bari this weekend. The departures of key players Crawford and Mathiang and some questionable choices in the market, the advanced age of playmaker Travis Diener (now well past 37) and the disappointing performances and disposition of the entire team during the preparatory games have already started ringing the first alarm bells for Cremona. Meanwhile newly-arrived center Darrell Williams has already been replaced by Josip Sobin just in time to debut in the Supercoppa on Saturday. Sassari have built a rather atipical team this season especially in their frontcourt department with the arrivals of Bilan, McLean and Evans, as the latter two players will inevitably spend time in the power forward position but will obviously play together as well when McLean will act as the center. Time will tell how this experiment will work but the high basketball IQ of these players leaves a lot of promises that it will be successful. Both teams are obviously still a work in progress this early in the season but Sassari are clearly one step ahead at the moment both in terms of quality and cohesion. Anything better than 1.60 for the -2.5 handicap for Sassari looks fine to me.
Open Cremona - Sassari tip
15 Sep 15:00 Argentina - Spain Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Argentina 2.67 1.50 -1.50 U

Event: Argentina - Spain

Tip created on 15 Sep 2019 at 11:44 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Argentina - Spain
Match start 15 Sep 2019 at 15:00
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Argentina
Match result 75:95 (14:23, 17:20, 16:23, 28:29)
Odds 2.67
Stake 1.50
Profit -1.50 U
No bet under 2.35
Bet 365
Pinnacle Sports
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The Argentinians led by ageless Scola and Campazzo, have had a phenomenal tournament going undefeated all the way to today's final and after recording two highly convincing double-digit victories in the quarter and semifinals over Serbia and France respectively, leaving no room for doubts of their superiority along the way. As far as Spain is concerned, I'm not as convinced. On one hand you have to admire The Spaniards' mentality and ''refuse to lose'' attitude arriving undefeated to this final too, but there have been more than one occasion that their performance and consistency left a lot to be desired. Meanwhile one could argue that Australia has been the better team in their highly-contested semifinal, leading for the biggest part of the match and only succumbing after a double overtime in the end. Having said that, Spain's unmatched experience and superior roster depth cannot be underestimated which leaves us with a balanced and pretty unpredictable game today. It's quite rare finding value in a World Cup final but I estimate Argentina represent decent value here at odds over 2.35. If unable to take Bet365's price, make sure you shop around as there are better prices available at the moment than Pinnacle's 2.55.
Open Argentina - Spain tip
07 Sep 11:30 Brazil - Czech Republic Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Czech Republic +7.5 1.77 2.00 + 1.54 U

Event: Brazil - Czech Republic

Tip created on 07 Sep 2019 at 10:03 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Brazil - Czech Republic
Match start 07 Sep 2019 at 11:30
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Czech Republic +7.5
Match result 71:93 (16:20, 16:25, 14:20, 25:28)
Odds 1.77
Stake 2.00
Profit + 1.54 U
No bet under 1.65
Pinnacle Sports
Bet 365
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The Czech Republic has been one of the teams that impressed the most during the first round. Despite missing Fenerbahce's Jan Vesely, last season's Euroleague mvp, coach Ginzburg has presented a very well-coached team, with defined roles and great chemistry and the playing hours this group of players has spent together in court is really making a difference. Obviously roster depth is an issue, practically restricted to 6 players with Kriz and Pumprla only getting limited minutes off the bench. Relying on the same familiar group of veterans (Varejao, Barbosa, Huertas, Garcia and Marquinhos), the Brazilians are carrying a perfect 3/3 wins coming into the game, but they have appeared vulnerable with significant lapses during the course of their matches for which they have yet to pay but cannot afford as the tournament progresses and the competition gets tougher. Brazil are rightly the favourites but the Czechs will have their chance against an opponent that certainly looks beatable. We'd rather go with a 2 unit handicap bet here as the win market prices are a little shorter than I would have liked. If you can grab prices over 3.50 for a Czech Republic win available with certain bookies that's fine obviously.
Open Brazil - Czech Republic tip
06 Sep 11:00 Angola - Iran Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Angola 3.73 1.00 -1.00 U

Event: Angola - Iran

Tip created on 05 Sep 2019 at 20:17 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Angola - Iran
Match start 06 Sep 2019 at 11:00
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Angola
Match result 62:71 (17:19, 12:9, 16:20, 17:23)
Odds 3.73
Stake 1.00
Profit -1.00 U
No bet under 3.20
Pinnacle Sports
Bet 365
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Angola have recorded their first win in the World Cup against the Philippines but have nevertheless failed to advance to the next round and will be meeting Iran for the classification games tomorrow. Iran are still winless but the loss to Spain has surely left them more happy than disappointed considering they were surprisingly competitive throughout the encounter. Personally, I put that more on the Spaniards' lack of motivation and commitment than Iran's true skill of which I have a clear opinion. Angola are obviously pretty limited talent wise as well but I still think they can have a chance if they dictate a fast tempo considering their superior athleticism, Haddadi's slowness but also their lack of 3 point shooting. Truth be told, Iran have left a slightly better impression than the Africans in this World Cup so far, but still that doesn't justify the kind of odds we are getting again here.
Open Angola - Iran tip
03 Sep 14:30 Lithuania - Canada Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Canada 5.75 1.00 -1.00 U

Event: Lithuania - Canada

Tip created on 03 Sep 2019 at 11:34 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Lithuania - Canada
Match start 03 Sep 2019 at 14:30
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Canada
Match result 92:69 (24:14, 22:22, 24:18, 22:15)
Odds 5.75
Stake 1.00
Profit -1.00 U
No bet under 4.60
Bet 365
Pinnacle Sports
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In what was probably the craziest game of the World Cup, Canada went from a 14-point deficit at the halftime, to a 6-point lead in less than six minutes of play, only to run out of gas in the final quarter losing eventually by 18! To be honest, I think the Canadians have really done a disservice to themselves especially on the defensive end allowing 102 points. They certainly have the physical means of massively improving on that performance as Birch, Joseph, Ejim are strong defenders individually. Lithuania have had an easy night against an unbalanced Senegal team in their debut and while they have an expert team and a stable core of players in the national team which helps a lot in terms of cohesion and chemistry, they lack in star quality and offensive talent compared to Australia. The rebounding battle will probably determine a lot today. If Canada protect their paint against the two giants of Lithuania (Valanciunas and Sabonis), they can probably stay competitive long enough to start putting some doubts in the minds of their opponents. In any case the prices are clearly overinflated at the moment for a Canada win and deserve a small bet.
Open Lithuania - Canada tip
02 Sep 11:30 Tunisia - Iran Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Tunisia +3.5 2.00 4.00 + 4.00 U

Event: Tunisia - Iran

Tip created on 01 Sep 2019 at 14:54 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Tunisia - Iran
Match start 02 Sep 2019 at 11:30
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Tunisia +3.5
Match result 79:67 (29:19, 15:16, 15:13, 20:19)
Odds 2.00
Stake 4.00
Profit + 4.00 U
No bet under 1.50
Bet 365
Pinnacle Sports
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Iran missed a great opportunity in their debut against Puerto Rico losing by Mojica's last second shot despite shooting an improbable 47,6% from beyond the arc. Veteran big man Haddadi was once again the cornerstone of the team (22points, 16 rebounds) supported on the offensive end by a commendable Yakhchali but ultimately still not enough. Tunisia have had an excellent first half against Spain before falling apart in the third quarter but that was to be expected considering the difference in quality between the two sides. I'm very surprised Iran are favourites tomorrow when they face Tunisia. The Iranians are pretty predictable relying heavily on Haddadi, weak on defense and athleticism. It could be argued that the Tunisians possess the two better players in this match-up (Mejri, Roll) and have also shown a better grasp of fundamentals and organization on both ends of the floor. I really fail to see why they are outsiders here. They should defend the +3.5 handicap at the very least and deserve increased stakes considering the value.
Open Tunisia - Iran tip
01 Sep 10:30 Canada - Australia Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Canada 3.50 1.00 -1.00 U

Event: Canada - Australia

Tip created on 31 Aug 2019 at 15:57 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Canada - Australia
Match start 01 Sep 2019 at 10:30
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Canada
Match result 92:108 (20:29, 20:23, 37:24, 15:32)
Odds 3.50
Stake 1.00
Profit -1.00 U
No bet under 3.00
Bet 365
Pinnacle Sports
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Canada was certainly among the teams mostly affected by all these NBA players defections that have also hit the U.S.A. roster. J.Murray, Barrett, Wiggins, Gilgeous-Alexander, Olynyk, Stauskas, are just some of the notable absentees for the Canadian national team in this World Cup. Still, not everything is doom and gloom. Nick Nurse, NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors last season, will be at the helm of the team as head coach and while Canada may lack major NBA talents there is still a considerable amount of quality available. Players like Joseph, Birch, Pangos, Ejim are certainly no scrubs and the team possesses enough athleticism, playmaking and shooting to be competitive in all their games. Australia have attracted huge attention by beating the U.S.A. in an exhibition game and while they remain one of the stronger teams in this tournament, their depth is questionable after the losses of Simmons, Exum and Broekhoff and may exposed as the competition progresses. People are probably getting a little carried away after their strong showing against the U.S.A. but I wouldn't underestimate Canada's chances of stealing the game here.
Open Canada - Australia tip
01 Sep 10:30 Canada - Australia Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Canada +7.5 1.85 3.00 -3.00 U

Event: Canada - Australia

Tip created on 31 Aug 2019 at 14:43 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Canada - Australia
Match start 01 Sep 2019 at 10:30
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Canada +7.5
Match result 92:108 (20:29, 20:23, 37:24, 15:32)
Odds 1.85
Stake 3.00
Profit -3.00 U
No bet under 1.65
Pinnacle Sports
Bet 365
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Canada was certainly among the teams mostly affected by all these NBA players defections that have also hit the U.S.A. roster. J.Murray, Barrett, Wiggins, Gilgeous-Alexander, Olynyk, Stauskas, are just some of the notable absentees for the Canadian national team in this World Cup. Still, not everything is doom and gloom. Nick Nurse, NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors last season, will be at the helm of the team as head coach and while Canada may lack major NBA talents there is still a considerable amount of quality available. Players like Joseph, Birch, Pangos, Ejim are certainly no scrubs and the team possesses enough athleticism, playmaking and shooting to be competitive in all their games. Australia have attracted huge attention by beating the U.S.A. in an exhibition game and while they remain one of the stronger teams in this tournament, their depth is questionable after the losses of Simmons, Exum and Broekhoff and may exposed as the competition progresses. People are probably getting a little carried away after their strong showing against the U.S.A. but I wouldn't underestimate Canada's chances of stealing the game here.
Open Canada - Australia tip
01 Sep 15:30 France - Germany Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Germany +8.5 1.80 3.00 + 2.40 U

Event: France - Germany

Tip created on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:28 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup France - Germany
Match start 01 Sep 2019 at 15:30
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Germany +8.5
Match result 78:74 (16:4, 20:16, 23:30, 19:24)
Odds 1.80
Stake 3.00
Profit + 2.40 U
No bet under 1.60
Pinnacle Sports
Bet 365
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I like this German team. Led by an established Nba-er like Dennis Schroder who has always excelled in this kind of international competitions and complemented by a very interesting collection of big men with a wide array of skills (Voigtmann, Theis, Kleber), they are sure to cause problems to their rivals, even if the road to the quarter-finals is complicated considering they will be crossing paths with the most competitive Group of this World Cup in the next round comprising Australia, Lithuania, Canada and Senegal. Certainly an additional player with defensive inclinations would have surely helped Rodl's backcourt but every team's roster comes with some limitations. France has probably a higher level of talent than Germany. The mere presence of Gobert and Poirier in the middle is a guarantee on the rebounding and defense departments while Fournier and De Colo are extremely gifted scorers. Still, France seem to be lacking balance in their final roster composition. I'm not entirely convinced on the playmaker duo of Albicy and Ntilikina while Batum despite being just 30 years old has been really underperforming for at least a couple of seasons, perhaps limited by physical issues. Moreover people seem to be underestimating Heurtel and Moerman's absences who were both coming from the best season of their careers. Especially Moerman's 3 point ability and nice complementarity with either of the French centers, will be sorely missed as both M'Baye and Labeyrie are inconsistent and ultimately unproven at this level. Germany really ticks all the boxes to cause an upset here.
No moneyline yet at Pinnacle so we are backing just the handicap for the time being waiting for them to price up the win market as well. In any case if you can grab anything over 3.80 for Germany's win elsewhere that's fine.
Open France - Germany tip
31 Aug 11:30 Russia - Nigeria Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Nigeria -3.0 1.90 3.00 -3.00 U

Event: Russia - Nigeria

Tip created on 27 Aug 2019 at 16:35 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

World Cup Russia - Nigeria
Match start 31 Aug 2019 at 11:30
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Nigeria -3.0
Match result 82:77 (18:13, 22:22, 18:23, 24:19)
Odds 1.90
Stake 3.00
Profit -3.00 U
No bet under 1.60
Bet 365
Pinnacle Sports
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Russia appear in this World Cup with a seriously depleted roster as three of their stars, Shved, Mozgov and D.Kulagin and a couple of useful role players such as Khvostov and Bolomboy will miss the tournament, leaving coach Bazarevich with a severely weakened backcourt, lack of intimidation in the paint and limited offensive firepower. The Nigerians bring along 4 Nba-ers (Udoh, Aminu, Okogie, Metu) in their final roster which was announced today and some excellent supporting cast to complement them as Gran Canaria's Okoye and Baskonia' Eric. Their point guard situation and overall backcourt depth is a slight concern but I still expect them to suffocate Russia with their defense and vastly superior athleticism here. First day encounters hide always some surprises but Nigeria's -3.0 handicap seems to me at least a couple of points less of what it should have been.
Open Russia - Nigeria tip
29 May 21:30 Milano - Sassari Demetrio Giotti Asian handicap Sassari +8.5 1.74 3.00 + 2.22 U

Event: Milano - Sassari

Tip created on 27 May 2019 at 21:32 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Serie A Milano - Sassari
Match start 29 May 2019 at 21:30
Tip type Asian handicap
Selection Sassari +8.5
Match result 79:86 (18:16, 17:25, 25:19, 19:26)
Odds 1.74
Stake 3.00
Profit + 2.22 U
No bet under 1.55
Pinnacle Sports
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Sassari have mounted an unlikely comeback since March and the arrival of coach Pozzecco which nobody could have predicted, especially after the loss of star guard Scott Bamforth. In fact Dinamo are on an open 12-game winning streak (18 if we include Europe Cup matches) which resulted in the team not only entering the playoffs but also dispatching easily of Brindisi, the surprise team of this season's Serie A, in the first round. Milano are up next and the former champions have never looked more vulnerable all season than now as the injuries to Gudaitis, James and Nedovic have inevitably derailed most of coach Pianigiani's gameplans. In the first round it took 5 games to eliminate a problematic and decimated by injuries Avellino team and while Nedovic has returned to action and James is expected back sometime soon, their condition cannot be optimal yet. High-flying Sassari are clearly a level above Avellino at the moment, playing with incredible confidence and look like a very serious threat to Milano's championship ambitions.
Open Milano - Sassari tip
18 May 19:00 CB Canarias - Unicaja Malaga Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Unicaja Malaga 2.69 1.50 + 2.54 U

Event: CB Canarias - Unicaja Malaga

Tip created on 18 May 2019 at 10:46 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Spain - ACB CB Canarias - Unicaja Malaga
Match start 18 May 2019 at 19:00
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Unicaja Malaga
Match result 85:92 (21:20, 14:23, 21:17, 29:32)
Odds 2.69
Stake 1.50
Profit + 2.54 U
No bet under 2.45
Pinnacle Sports
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Malaga are getting close to securing 5th place in the standings, avoiding any confrontation with Real Madrid, Barcelona or Baskonia in the first round of the playoffs and are slightly underrated tonight when they visit Tenerife. Malaga have built their success at home this season with an impeccable 14 wins in 16 matches while they have stuggled on the road having the worse record (5-11) among the teams currently inside the playoff zone. Still, their position is an accurate representation of their true strength, clearly not at the level of the top-4 but also the best among the rest. Tenerife are more or less where everyone expected them to be at this point but have had a somewhat frustrating season at least in my eyes. While they are an offensively efficient, well-coached team, they have also failed to take the next step forward limited by an undersized and underwhelming backcourt. With the return of Fernandez and Suarez, Malaga are at full strength again and while their record away from home is a slight concern, I still think it's getting a little overstated here. At 2.69 it's worth supporting the visitors to escape with the win tonight.
Open CB Canarias - Unicaja Malaga tip
20 Apr 16:45 Rethimno - Peristeri Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Peristeri 2.67 1.50 -1.50 U

Event: Rethimno - Peristeri

Tip created on 20 Apr 2019 at 11:48 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Greece A1 Rethimno - Peristeri
Match start 20 Apr 2019 at 16:45
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Peristeri
Match result 83:73 (20:13, 19:15, 24:25, 20:20)
Odds 2.67
Stake 1.50
Profit -1.50 U
No bet under 2.30
Bet 365
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The bookmakers are overreacting here to Rethymno's 3 consecutive victories having them as clear favourites today against Peristeri. I'm not equally convinced. Setting aside that a couple of those wins came against 2 of the 3 worse teams in the league (Kymi, Kolossos), we also have to consider Rethymno's entire campaign which has been a big disappointment languishing at the bottom of the standings for much of the season. Peristeri have suffered a drop in their performance last month which coincided with Harrow's physical issues that prevented him to contribute in a significant way but are still occupying third place after an impressive season overall. Besides they have picked up the pace recently winning 3 of their last 4 games including huge wins over both Greek giants, Panathinaikos and Olympiakos. Harrow has since been replaced by Scoochie Smith who after taking just a few minutes last week, should have a bigger partecipation today. Home court advantage and good morale are the only bright spots for Rethymno today but definitely not enough and worthy of support at such a small price. Peristeri are good value at 2.67.
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14 Apr 13:00 Sassari - Avellino Demetrio Giotti Home/Away (FT incl. OT) Avellino 3.79 1.00 -1.00 U

Event: Sassari - Avellino

Tip created on 14 Apr 2019 at 10:33 by Basketball tipster Demetrio Giotti

Serie A Sassari - Avellino
Match start 14 Apr 2019 at 13:00
Tip type Home/Away (FT incl. OT)
Selection Avellino
Match result 105:84 (23:30, 24:18, 32:17, 26:19)
Odds 3.79
Stake 1.00
Profit -1.00 U
No bet under 3.25
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Sassari has been without a doubt the most frustrating team in the Serie A this season and at the same time nearly impossible to gauge and predict betting wise. While the talent is there to at least secure a playoff spot, the team has underachieved sitting currently at 9th place in the standings and has been plagued all season by an incredible inconsistency. Sassari have been capable to win comfortably at Milano by a double digit margin but also to lose at home to lowly Pistoia permitting 113 points to the worse attack in the league! Avellino's season on the other hand has been conditioned by injuries which forced key players like Nichols, Costello and lately Filloy to miss significant time. As a result Avellino have won just 3 of their last 10 games falling to 7th place, just a win above Sassari. As happens in such cases, the coach, Vucinic has paid the price getting replaced by his assistant Maffezzoli who will debut today. The good news for Avellino however is mostly the recovery of Nichols and Filloy who should restore some versatility and balance to their roster. Sassari are on 4-game winning streak which is the reason we get this kind of odds here between essentially two evenly matched teams but as mentioned they simply can't be trusted for their punctuality, especially at this price. Curiously Sassari have not won at home against Avellino since 23 November 2014. No sense beating around the bush here. Avellino at 3.79 are good value.
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