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Although the match will be fairly soon and the odds may be chaged by new information, but at the moment I think the handicap is a bit too small. Barcelona has practically the same roster as last season with a few good additions, so I don’t think they need much time to get into good shape as a team. Meanwhile, Alba also saved a lot of players from last season, but the difference is that they lost 2 of their leaders in guard positions (Siva and Granger) and they have been replaced by Blatt and Smith who are newbies in EuroLeague and there is a question how they will fit in at the highest level in Europe. Furthermore, Alba has a new head-coach, who naturally also raises doubts as he has only worked as an assistant throughout his career. It should also be mentioned that Alba is currently having problems with injuries, 3 team centers (Nikic, Koumadje and Lammers) are injured and have been reported to have been out for several weeks. Sure, they should be back in line before this game, but these injuries disturbing teams pre-season preparation when so many players in same position are absent.