Olympiacos BC vs AS Monaco Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for EuroLeague Semifinal Game (Monaco Punches Finals Ticket)
By Larry Rupp
The 2023 EuroLeague playoffs continue on Friday, May 19, with a semifinal matchup between Olympiacos BC and AS Monaco.
Olympiacos vs Monaco Game Info
- Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
- Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
- Venue: Zalgirio Arena -- Kaunas, Lithuania
Olympiacos and Monaco will meet in the 2023 EuroLeague semifinals with a finals berth on the line. Olympiacos took down Fenerbahce Beko in five games, while Monaco defeated Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv in five games to advance. Neither one of these squads has reached the final in over a decade.
Olympiacos vs Monaco Odds & Spread
- All EuroLeague betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: OLYM: (-194) | MON: (+158)
- Spread: OLYM: -4.5 (-110) | MON: +4.5 (-110)
- Total: 159.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Olympiacos enters this contest as moderate favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This semifinal clash also features an over/under of 159.5 points with both sides being available at -110 odds.
Olympiacos vs Monaco Betting Trends
- Olympiacos finished the EuroLeague regular season with a 24-10 record.
- Monaco finished the EuroLeague regular season with a 21-13 record.
- Olympiacos has won three EuroLeague titles, most recently in 2012-13.
- Monaco has never won a EuroLeague title or even made a finals appearance.
Olympiacos vs Monaco Prediction & Pick
Olympiacos finished the EuroLeague regular season with the best record in the NBA and are led by a veteran forward in Sasha Vezenkov (17.2 points & 6.8 rebounds per game). Outcomes tend to be driven by the 27-year-old's efforts as he ranks first when it comes to performance index rating (21.2).
Meanwhile, Monaco finished fourth in the regular season standings and snuck by their first-round opponent thank Mike James' showing. The former NBA bench player averaged 16.2 points per game in that series after finishing the regular season ranked first on the team in assists (4.6 per game).
This matchup has nail-biter written all over it, but I'm going to side with the underdog. Monaco has actually taken down Olympiacos in both matchups this season as it emerged victorious by a score of 81-76 in October and 64-60 in January. James & company will punch their first ever finals ticket.
Final Score Prediction: Olympiacos: 81 | Monaco: 85
Olympiacos vs Monaco Best Bet
This line seems to be an overreaction to what was two closely-fought regular season contests. After all, both of these teams are averaging over 80.0 points per game on the year. More than 159 total points were scored in a combined six of the 10 first-round contests involving these teams as well. Sit back and root for points as each side looks to secure a finals berth in a competitive environment.
Bet: Over 159.5 Total Points (-110)
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