Banker TIP 03.01.2012 (Won)

Basketball & Ice-hockey double

1) SEVERSTAL vs VITYAZ, TIP: 1 (Incl.OT) @ 1.28 [WON]
2) VIRTUS BOLOGNA vs N.C MONFERRATO, TIP: 1 (-1.5) @ 1.38 [WON]

WON: 177 EUR

1) Today Severstal are facing one of the weakest teams in KHL and I expect they will win this game. Vityaz are very weak away team and that is their problem this year. In addition Severstal usually play very solid at home especially against teams like Vityaz. So I think home win even after OT is good choice here. The odd is not so good but we cannot expect much for a team facing Vityaz.
2) Bologna this year are performing better than previous year and they are at the 3rd place in Italian Basketball League. This place is secured thanks to their flawless home performance (6 wins from 6 matches). I think if Bologna want to stay right behind the leaders (Montepaschi and AJ Milano) they have to win games against teams from the bottom of the table like Monferrato. Monferrato are placed at 15th position out of 17 teams and their away record is giving me big clue that today Bologna will win. Monferrato recorded 1 win from 6 away games which is good reason to bet against them. So I think handicap -1.5 is good choice here. In fact I think that Bologna probably will win with more points but I want to play ot safer with almost the minimum handicap.