First of all the bet is for Trikala not to score more than 71 points.
Tricky fixture here, with both teams trying to register their first win after losses against Olympia and Panionios respectively. Biggest loss for PAOK, who apart from losing in their court, they got a shot on their high morale as this has been boosted by summer movements, Pedoulakis signing in the bench and a general arousal of the fans ahead of the new season. Trikala on the other hand might overperfomed against experienced Olympia, the latter dynamic not being so impressive as was testified today against Panellinios. Of course losing a match in the OT is always an upset but Trikala can keep the toug effort and good defense from this loss to build on for the rest of the league.
PAOK is traveling to nearby Trikala to register a much wanted victory and i think they have the edge here, not only due to being classier and far more full in terms of roster and coaching abilities, but because Trikala is not expected to be a hostile environment for the visitors, since PAOK fans are well spread in all Northern Greece. Pedoulakis was pretty clear in his pregame statement, emphasizing on the need to play defense, something really lacking from the team he used against Panionios mid-week. PAOK received 80 points and this is a huge black spot on the reputation of his cach who builds teams on defensive skills and slow basket tempo. Trikala on the other end are certainly no offensive power, they scored 66 after 45 min against Olympia and i can't see why they score more in 40 tomorrow against a really concentrated and determined PAOK. Wesson will make his debut for the visitors tomorrow, Atkins who disappointed in the first game is gone and i can see a rather slow tempo game with PAOK being closer to the win. Odds like 1.70 for PAOK could be worthy of a small use in a combo bet, but i prefer using the offer of sportingbet here having in mind that Pedoulakis will start creating victories from the defense line. A rather good offer, medium staking always for the Greek league for me. GL!
Trikala vs P.A.O.K. betting tips summary
Pick Trikala Under 71,5
Stake 6 / 10
Bookmaker Pinnacle Sports
Result 66 pts