Rytas and Juventus belong to different LKL levels. Rytas is considered as the second-best LKL team and, in spite of failing to confirm such a status time after time, Rytas is the rock-solid runner-up after Zalgiris Kaunas in the long term. Juventus is an LKL mid-table team but over the last few years, they have managed to give many solid challenges to Rytas both in league and cup games. So, the bookmaking world is taking this game pretty seriously. I do not think Juventus will give a lot to Rytas and there are a few good reasons beyond the statement.
First of all, Rytas is the better team as mentioned above, and they are actually playing great basketball at the moment. They have won all their league games so far in a relatively impressive fashion, and latter midweek they made a bit of a Eurocup sensation by defeating the mighty Lokomotiv Kuban 92-86 in Vilnius. Rytas is playing with a really low budget, the lowest one in many years, but they are looking very united and determined, they have serious core players, a good but underestimated coaching staff, and they are really working as a team. I do not know for how long this is going to last, but I am quite impressed by Rytas. Utena will have to jump over the head to threaten them seriously on the road.
Juventus is not a bad team either but they are a long way away from being a really good one, truth to be told. They do have a balanced roster and after waving goodbye to all their leaders in the summer they are still in search of new ones. Runkauskas is not stable, Skucas is too hot-tempered, and the American duo of Scott and Crawford are still trying to get their optimum shape. The center forward position is weak in particular as fat Jucikas does no good in defense, while Giga is still trying to get used to playing many minutes at this high level. Radzevicius is making rapid progress and Dimsa tends to turn it on playing LKL top teams, but Utena has nothing to offer Rytas could not handle.
I like the home side very much, even with long Asian lines. My bet is Rytas to win with AH-10.5. I will place it on the VIP-IBC platform. If you also want to enjoy the best odds for this match and even higher limits, sign up for the best betting software VIP-IBC and be among winners today.