Monday, January 21, 2013

BK Ventspils - Pinar Karsiyaka

BK Ventspils Pinar Karsiyaka pick
In the second match day of Eurochallenge cup TOP 16, Pinar Karsiyaka is going to visi BK Ventspils in Latvia tomorrow. Pinar Karsiyaka comfortably beated CS Gaz Metan Medias last week whereas Bk Ventspils lost its first game in Finland. Although this could be a game with great importance to both sides, Bk Ventspils needs to take it even more seriously.

Both teams are regular participants of this tournament, so it is definitely a tough to guess the outcome of this game. BK Ventspils dominates the Latvian domestic league where they lead the league with 10/1 record so far. In the european scene, BK Ventspils passed through the first stage with 6/0 perfect record. In a group which could easily be regarded as a specific baltic tournament rather than an european one, BK Ventspils comfortably dominated 2 Swedish and one Finnish side and made their way to the next stage. Trained by head coach Roberts Stelmahers who is a familiar face for Turkish basketball community, BK Ventspils will definitely strive to make their way towards quarter finals this season.

As we stated before, Pinar Karsiyaka is very ambitious about Eurochallenge tournament this season. They suffered only one loss against Krka Novo Mesto in the previous round when Pinar Karsiyaka missed 2 important players. Last week, they easily defeated CS Gaz Metan Medias in front of their home crowd. Nevertheless, challenging BK Ventspils is going to be the toughest match up of Eurochallenge season so far, especially after BK Ventspils lost its first game.

Pinar Karsiyaka is obvious favourites here;however, the determined spread isn't yet revealed by many bookies. I find a figure around +/-5 in marathonbet, which I think is quite a tricky one. BK Ventspils is a team with great experience in this tournament. In the past two years, BK Ventspils reached to quarter finals comfortably. In normal circumstances, both teams are supposed to qualify together from this group;however, the victory of finnish side Joensuun Kataja affected the fate of the group in some extent. Both teams don't have any problems in terms of scoring, so i'm more likely to be inlined towards game total bet rather than the spread.

Pick: Game Total Over 144.5 @ 1.85 by Betsson
Stake: 6/10

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  1. Why you are offering Betsson odds? Have you account in this bookmaker? It is very bad bookmaker, they limit you to very low stake (1-2 EUR).

  2. Why shouldn't I offer it ? Bet365 is very slow in revealing odds especially for Eurochallenge tournament.

    Besides, particularly, the line they offer in terms of my choice was available both much earlier and is much more advantageous. ( 3 points )

    It's pretty popular here in scandinavia. About the limits, I didn't face any limitation problems. Maybe they do have different limitations for different markets. But, to tell you the truth 1-2 Euro limits, is very unrealistic. I've seen worse bookies, but not betsson

  3. In terms of the availability and the level of the odds, marathonbet is the best, but that's actually where i face the limit issues the most


    WON quite comfortably