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The new 2023-24 EuroLeague season has started very well for Valencia. Maccabi have lots of off-the-court issues right now and this saw their round 2 game postponed. The Israeli team have been happily training in continental Europe for over a week now though and they are ready to get back to the action. Here are our Valencia vs Maccabi predictions.
Valencia vs Monaco – game predictions
- 1 Valencia vs Monaco – game predictions
- 2 Valencia vs Monaco preview – will Webb and Rivero hurt their ex-team?
- 3 Valencia vs Maccabi Tel Aviv game details
Here are our Valencia vs Monaco predictions. You can find more EuroLeague predictions here.
Prediction 1: Chris Jones over 10.5 points @ 4/7 (1.57)
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Valencia’s main playmaker Chris Jones is averaging 12.5 points per game after 2 rounds. He went for 11 or more points in both matches played. Jones is shooting 50.0% from beyond the arc so far and as long as he continues to be so effective he should be able to score 11 or more points.
Jones is now in his fourth consecutive year in the EuroLeague and for all that time combined he’s average is 11.0 points per game. Clearly, he can reach that mark comfortably and that is what we back him to do again in the coming match.
Prediction 2: Josh Nebo under 6.5 rebounds @ 7/10 (1.70)
Our second prediction looks at Maccabi’s centre Josh Nebo. We don’t think Nebo will grab more than 6 rebounds in the coming match. He had only 4 boards in round 1 at home. Also, the recent signings of Webb and Rivero see Nebo’s minutes reduced dramatically. He played just over 15 minutes in round 1.
The combination of those two things makes us believe that Nebo won’t get more than 6 rebounds in the coming match.
These odds were correct at the time of writing.
Valencia vs Monaco preview – will Webb and Rivero hurt their ex-team?
Both bigs Webb and Rivero made the move from Valencia to Maccabi this summer. They both will play in the coming match and it will be interesting to see how they will perform and how the fans will treat them.
Valencia news, injuries, and starting lineups
Valencia are one of only four teams to win both their matches so far. Excellent defensive displays in both games were the main reason why the Spaniards began the new EuroLeague season 2-0. Both those wins were at home and against Final Four participants from the last edition of the tournament – Monaco and Fenerbahce.
Chis Jones has been hugely effective so far but Semi Ojeleye and the new centre Brandon Davies are also starting the season very well.
Valencia could be without their starting shooting guard Jared Harper in this match due to a shoulder injury. There are already two other players in the treatment room so the rotation options are limited.
Valencia Injury Report:
Jared Harper SG – unlikely
Martin Hermannsson SG – ruled out
Xabier Lopez-Arostegui SF – ruled out
Valencia Starting Lineup:
Chris Jones, Nathan Reuvers, Kassius Robertson, Semi Ojeleye, Brandon Davies
Maccabi Tel Aviv news, injuries, and starting lineups
Maccabi started the EuroLeague season in impressive style with an impressive big win at home vs Partizan. Shortly after this match the political situation in Israel became complicated and Maccabi haven’t played any official games since.
The team’s round 2 match was postponed and for the next few months, they will be playing only on the road. This is not a good thing as over the last 3 seasons combined only 32% of Maccabi’s EuroLeague wins were achieved outside Tel Aviv.
Maccabi won all of the last 5 games vs Valencia though so their confidence will be high coming into the match.
Important shooting guard Baldwin could miss again. Cleveland starting in his absence and he is a great cover to have.
Maccabi Tel Aviv Injury Report:
Wade Baldwin SG – doubtful
Maccabi Tel Aviv Starting Lineup:
Lorenzo Brown, Antonius Cleveland, James Webb, Jake Cohen, Josh Nebo
Valencia vs Maccabi Tel Aviv head-to-head record since 2000
Maccabi hold a decisive 8-2 lead in the H2Hs. However, all of the last 3 clashes between the sides played in Spain were decided by 3 points or less.
- 02.02.23 EUR Valencia vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 93-94
- 08.12.22 EUR Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Valencia 84-68
- 04.03.21 EUR Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Valencia 84-72
- 20.11.20 EUR Valencia vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 82-80
- 21.02.20 EUR Valencia vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 82-85
Valencia vs Maccabi Tel Aviv game details
- Date & Time: Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 at 19:30 GMT
- Venue: Font de Sant Lluis in Valencia, Spain
- Where to watch the match in the UK: EuroLeagueTV, Eurosport Player
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