Basketball tips – AEK Larnaca vs Apollon Limassol – Cyprus 14.01.18

A pair of Cyprus. Division A foes at opposite ends of the standings lock up in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The AEK Larnaca are on the road as they travel to face the Apollon Limassol Thursday night. AEK Larnaca won for the second time in three games as they dimmed their last opponent 99-92 at home Tuesday night. Apollon Limassol had their two game win streak snapped with a 118-112 overtime home loss to their last opponent Tuesday night. The Apollon Limassol have a narrow 54-53 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams but the AEK Larnaca took three of the four meetings last season.
AEK Larnaca Try to Build a Little Momentum

AEK Larnaca won for the second time in three games as they pulled away late to knock off their last opponent. The victory moved the AEK Larnaca out of the basement in the Cyprus. Division A and dropped Apollon Limassol into it. AEK Larnaca found itself tied after three quarters but pulled away in the fourth by outscoring their last opponent 25-18 to get the win. The AEK Larnaca shot 42.7 percent from the field and hit just seven of 22 three point attempts in the game yet emerged with the win. AEK Larnaca held their last opponent to 41.1 percent overall and seven of 32 from three point range. Their best player had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the AEK Larnaca in his return to the starting lineup.

The AEK Larnaca have struggled on the offensive end of the floor this season. AEK Larnaca is 30th in the league in scoring with 96.2 points per game and 28th in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest. The AEK Larnaca are 27th with 20.4 assists a night. AEK Larnaca has been average defensively, ranking 15th by allowing 105 points per game.

Apollon Limassol Try to Regroup After OT Loss

Apollon Limassol had won two in a row but ended up on the short end of the stick as they fell in overtime to the their last opponent at home. The Apollon Limassol look to regroup here as they entered Friday with a half-game lead on the their last opponent in the Cyprus. Division A. Apollon Limassol led by seven after the opening quarter but allowed the their last opponent at home to rally in order to force overtime. The Apollon Limassol were outscored 18-12 in the overtime to take the loss. Apollon Limassol shot just 40.7 percent from the field in the contest and was a miserable five of 29 from three point range.

The Apollon Limassol come into this game 9th in scoring with 107.3 points a game. Apollon Limassol is 19th in rebounding with 42.5 boards a night and 15th in assists by dishing out 22.6 dimes per contest. The Apollon Limassol are 19th in scoring defense as they allow 106.7 points per game. AThe Apollon Limassol are 9th in the league in field goal percentage as the team shoots 46.8 percent from the floor. Apollon Limassol is 29th in the league in threes with 8.1 per game and is tied for 21st in the league in three point shooting as they’ve hit 35.4 percent of their attempts from downtown.

Trends:

AEK Larnaca

4-9-1 ATS last 14 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

Apollon Limassol

7-3 ATS last 10 in series.

Apollon Limassol has won two straight and they are at home here, which works in their favor. The Apollon Limassol are pretty healthy and coupling that with they’re being at home, you have to give them the advantage in this contest over a reeling AEK Larnaca squad.*

*NOTE: All predictions are made well in advance of game time. Do not bet this rigistrtion for a free recorded update.

Basketball tips – AEK Larnaca vs Apollon Limassol – Cyprus 14.01.18

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