Handicap +4.5 : -4.5
I really cannot understand the line movement here. Le Mans may have lost both games so far, but they could easily have won both too. In fact, on their opening game they were impressive against an unready Maccabi i have to say, they were very close as well against Aris despite their awful performance especially in offense. Le Mans showed some signs of improvement last Saturday against Le Havre in that section of the game, they scored 90 pts. gaving a real performance, the first one for this year. I really see this game as a turn-around for this team, i know Le Mans anticipates as a do-or-die game, they simply cannot stand to lose a third one and stay out of this phase so soon.
Lietuvos is on the other side of the road, having 2-out-of-2 so far, but in my eyes they are not so convincing. A real derby against mediocre Milano and a good third QT against Prokom at home in a game that they won more difficult than the scoreboard reveals. They have the morale that's for sure, but at the same time they can afford to lose something not valid for the hosts, a factor i expect to make the difference here.
I simply cannot see Rytas as the better side here, they play a difficult opponent away from home, the hosts are with full squad and very determined to end their losing streak. This should be more than enough for me, but when i see that the hosts can also lose with up to 4 pts. my stakes instinctively rise. I am taking this one early since i don't really expect a better offer by bookies that haven't published their odds yet. GL.
Be Careful: The bookie is bet-at-home.
Le Mans vs Lietuvos Rytas betting tips summary
Pick Le Mans +4.5
Stake 9 / 10
Bookmaker Pinnacle Sports