Handicap +4.5 : -4.5
Tricky tip this one for sure and somebody might wonder about my staking confidence, but i have to clarify its mostly a bet against Unicaja and less in favor of the hosts.
Estudiantes is maybe the trickiest team in the league, they have certainly exhibited capabilities, but the word consistency is something they definitely lack thus far; they can register wins against Barca away from home and at the same time be thrashed at home by opponents of ''their hand'' like Fuenlabrada and Granada. Weird play so far in other words, but what we can observe is that they seem more serious against big opponents. This is the case today when they host Unicaja, a team with exact opposite behaviour, strong defending that leads to consistency and big winning ability like the one mid week in Israel.
However wins like that cannot distract me here since Unicaja has been somewhat lucky in the last three rounds in ACB (they struggled away at Fuenlabrada and the 11-point difference against Barcelona does not tell the real story). I expect this trend to end sometime and considering the absence of Marcus Haislip i think this is a good opportunity against determined Estu that hasn't register many home wins and really needs a big one. For dealing with Haislip loss - and maybe Gabriel as well - Unicaja signed a 1-month contract with Paul Shirley (having ACB experience from DKV and Menorca) who will probably debut today. No other problems for both opponents as far as i know but generally ACB news are hard to be trusted anyway.
I could even go for the ML for this one at values of 2.60 seems a good deal, but Unicaja are fighters and can easily take it in the end. I expect a close match, i rate the chances of Estu winning bigger than the odds suggest, but i rate also the handi a safer choice for a relatively high staking. GL!
MMT Estudiantes vs Unicaja betting tips summary
Pick MMT Estudiantes +4.5
Stake 7 / 10
Bookmaker Pinnacle Sports