Handicap +3.5 : -3.5
I was considering taking money line in this one since I arrived this morning at work, but then I saw the pick from Andzha, so I'll take this funny handicap instead.
I don't understand why bookies set those odds, it seems that they still consider Pau as the weak team they were before the break. Ok it's true, that they did not turned into world beators, but the major additions of Graves, Trepagnier and Akindele really upgrades the level of the team. Improvement already started to benefit as Pau crushed Dijon by 30, with excellent three point shooting, they competed Kiev during 3 quarters and eventually lost to Toulon where Colson was once again unstoppable. The hosts will surely find their way up in the french ranking and will use this fixture to strenghten their game plans and offer a win to their fans. No missings for the hosts.
I don't know much things about Riga, seen them once in the Ulebcup opener against Sofia, but they will suffer from major missings and a poor travelling form. To be honest I was thinking about this match even without knowing those missings for the latvians, and now it became clear to me that there should not be any favourite in this match. Therefor, I'll go with Hosts to cover the spread.
Pau-Lacq-Orthez vs ASK Riga betting tips summary
Pick Pau-Orthez +3.5
Stake 6 / 10
Bookmaker Pinnacle Sports