Baskonia vs Crvena Zvezda
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 2 February 2018
Time: 20:30 CET
Baskonia are coming off a great win on the road against Unicaja Malaga, where they scored the final basket and won by 83:85. They were really good in the scoring department, even though they outscored their opponents in just the 2nd quarter. The thing that won them the match was without a doubt their 3-point shooting, as they scored 17 of their 34 shots from the three point line. Timma scored a team-high 17 points, while Granger scored 14 with 8 assists and 3 rebounds. Shengelia, Beaubois, Voigtmann and Jones all scored between 9 and 13 points, and pretty much everyone scored at least one three pointer. Baskonia have now won three in a row in all competitions. They are currently sitting at the 9th spot of the Euroleague (W9 L11), scoring an average of 80.95 points per match, against 79.95 conceded.
On the other hand, Crvena Zvezda finally broke the spell against Olympiacos Piraeus last week, as they defeated them for the first time after five losses. Not only did they win, but they did so with an easy 89:78 at home, that could have been even greater had it been for their opponents’ resurgence at the third quarter. However, Crvena Zvezda destroyed them in the final quarter by 32:15, and reached a really great win at home. Ennis went off for 21 points, 5 assists and 8 rebounds, Rochestie and Dangubic scored 11 each, while Lessort, Davidovac and Bjelica scored 9 each. They are now sitting at the 11th spot of the Euroleague (W8 L12), with an offensive average of 77.65 points per match, while allowing 81.9 in the process.
Previous 5 games:
Estudiantes vs Baskonia 87:89
Unicaja Malaga vs Baskonia 83:85
Baskonia vs Real Betis 94:70
Baskonia vs Olimpia Milano 82:83
Real Madrid vs Baskonia 75:73
Crvena Zvezda vs Partizan 86:74
Crvena Zvezda vs Olympiacos Piraeus 89:78
MZT Skopje vs Crvena Zvezda 58:92
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Crvena Zvezda 89:75
Crvena Zvezda vs Khimki Moscow 70:79
Baskonia vs Crvena Zvezda: Head to Head Stats
Baskonia were solid in when the two teams met in Serbia on October 23rd, as they escaped with a 81:85 win. However, that was just their second win in seven matches against Crvena Zvezda.
Baskonia vs Crvena Zvezda: Prediction
Crvena Zvezda have been conceding points on the road in an alarming rate, and they are surely in for a wild night in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Baskonia will try to take a win here that would move them slightly closer to the playoff spots.
Baskonia vs Crvena Zvezda: Betting Tips
This looks like it will be a high-scoring match between the two sides, so the Over 162.5 points @ 1.80 is surely something to look at. Baskonia should be able to cover the -8.5 handicap, but I would rather go with the Over here.