Brose Bamberg vs Panathinaikos
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 2 February 2018
Time: 20:00 CET
Brose Bamberg were actually much more feisty than we expected last week against CSKA Moscow, but they still lost by 81:72. They actually stood really good in the first quarter, but they were destroyed by 21:11 in the second quarter. Even though they matched their opponents scoring throughout the second half, they were unable to take anything from that match. Wright scored 11 with 7 rebounds, Rubit, Radosevic and Lo scored 10 each, in what was a doomed match from the start. Brose Bamberg are having a really poor season overall, as they have recently have been eliminated from their domestic Cup and are barely clinging in the playoff spots of the German BBL. Moreover, they are sitting at the 14th spot of the Euroleague (W7 L13), and it is more than obvious that they are failing in all fronts.
On the other hand, Panathinaikos are coming off a really hard-fought win at home against Zalgiris Kaunas last week. They were already up by ten points by the end of the first half, but they were destroyed by 12:21 in the third quarter, as Zalgiris Kaunas eventually forced the match into overtime (83:83). Panathinaikos had Calathes in a great night, as he took the ball with a few second left, went coast to coast to the other basket and scored the winning shot. He had 14 points with 9 assists and 8 rebounds, while Lekavicius and Denmon also scored 14. It was a wonderful team effort for Panathinaikos, who had lost their first ever home match this season in their previous match against CSKA Moscow. They are now sitting at the 4th spot of the Euroleague (W13 L7), scoring an average of 77.7 points per match, against 75.55 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Bonne vs Brose Bamberg 106:69
CSKA Moscow vs Brose Bamberg 81:72
Bayern Munich vs Brose Bamberg 101:97
Barcelona vs Brose Bamberg 81:66
Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas 93:86
Panathinaikos vs Olympiacos Piraeus 68:61
Panathinaikos vs Zalgiris Kaunas 94:93
Panathinaikos vs Lavrio 120:118
Panathinaikos vs CSKA Moscow 70:75
Fenerbahce vs Panathinaikos 67:62
Brose Bamberg vs Panathinaikos: Head to Head Stats
Panathinaikos won by an easy 93:83 when the two teams met in Athens earlier in the season, and have actually lost just once against Brose Bamberg in nine matches so far.
Brose Bamberg vs Panathinaikos: Prediction
Panathinaikos have been really great this season, especially at home, but they have also dominated Brose Bamberg over the years. They should be able to take the win here, in what is not expected to be a high-scoring win.
Brose Bamberg vs Panathinaikos: Betting Tips
Panathinaikos -4 points @ 1.80 here, as they are really focused and really good this season. Brose Bamberg have actually been quite good at home, so the Under 154.5 points @ 1.80 is also something to look at.