Brose Bamberg vs Crvena Zvezda
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 23 February 2018
Time: 20:45 CET
Brose Bamberg have simply awful in 2018, having won just four of their fourteen matches in all competitions, and just two of their seven Euroleague matches in that span. In their last match for the Euroleague they suffered yet another loss, this time by 77:69 on the road against Fenerbahce, whom they were unable to challenge. Musli scored a team-high 18 points with 8 rebounds, but only Hackett and Hickman scored more than 10 points in that match. After that they recorded a couple of losses for their domestic league, and have now lost four in a row. They are currently sitting at the 13th spot of the Euroleague (W8 L14), scoring an average of 75 points per match, while allowing 79.63 in the process. They will have numerous injury concerns ahead of this match, as Heckmann has been ruled out for the season along with Taylor, Harris is also out with a knee injury, while Mitrovic and Radosevic are also being listed as questionable to participate.
On the other hand, Crvena Zvezda recorded a comfortable win over Olimpia Milano at home before the break, overcoming them by 100:89. They were up by three points at the end of the first quarter, and they increased their lead in each subsequent quarter. Jankovic scored 15 points with 4 rebounds in that match, with Lessort posting a nice double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Rochestie had 14 points with 9 assists, while Omic, Dangubic and Feldeine all scoring double digits. After that they recorded three wins for their domestic competitions, but in their most recent match they fell in the Serbian Cup final against Partizan by 75:81. As far as the Euroleague is concerned, Crvena Zvezda are now sitting at the 11th spot (W9 L13), with an average of 78.95 points per match, while allowing 83.18 in the process, which is the third worst defense in the league. They will only have Pero Antic listed as questionable to participate in this match.
Previous 5 games:
Genna vs Brose Bamberg 85:68
Brose Bamberg vs Bayern Munich 63:71
Fenerbahce vs Brose Bamberg 77:69
Alba Berlin vs Brose Bamberg 81:75
Brose Bamberg vs Panathinaikos 95:74
Crvena Zvezda vs Partizan 75:81
Crvena Zvezda vs FMP Belgrade 98:82
Crvena Zvezda vs Borac 85:79
Crvena Zvezda vs Zandar 97:67
Crvena Zvezda vs Olimpia Milano 100:89
Brose Bamberg vs Crvena Zvezda: Head to Head Stats
Brose Bamberg emerged victorious when they visited Serbia earlier in the season, winning by 69:75. However, that was their only win against Crvena Zvezda, who have won each of the previous four match-ups between the two.
Brose Bamberg vs Crvena Zvezda: Prediction
Brose Bamberg have been decimated by injuries, and they are in some really poor form right now. Crvena Zvezda have only lost once to this team, and they can easily take advantage of the numerous injuries in the opposing team here.
Brose Bamberg vs Crvena Zvezda: Betting Tips
Brose Bamberg have been quite competitive at home so far in the Euroleague, but this time they are without some key players. Crvena Zvezda might be disappointed about that lost Cup final, but they can at least defend the +4.5 points handicap here @ 1.79.