Olimpia Milano vs Crvena Zvezda
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 29 December 2017
Time: 20:45 CET
Armani Milano really tried to extend their winning streak to three matches when they were hosted by Unicaja Malaga, but they fell short in the second half, and were eventually defeated by 74:71. Goudelock scored a game-high 18 points but failed to score in all six threepoint attempts, while Theodore (14p, 4r, 5as) and Bertans (13p) were quite decent. After that loss, Armani Milano returned to winning ways with a 74:71 home win against Brescia. As far as the Euroleague is concerned, Armani Milano are sitting at the 14th spot (W4 L10), with a mere average of 76.14 points per match, against 80.78 conceded.
On the other hand, Crvena Zvezda are coming into this match after suffering a slim 63:69 loss at home against Greek side Panathinaikos. It was a slightly balanced first half (38:41), but Panathinaikos essentially sealed the match in the third quarter, while they also defended perfectly in the final quarter too. Only Feldeine had shomething to prove against his former team, as he scored 21 points. Lessort scored 8 with 5 rebounds, while Rochestie had an off night with 7 points, 5 assists and 1/6 triples. Crvena Zvezda are now sitting at the 12th spot of the Euroleague (W5 L9), scoring 75.42 points per match, while conceding 81.07 in the process.
Previous 5 games:
Olimpia Milano vs Brescia 74:71
Unicaja Malaga vs Olimpia Milano 74:71
Olimpia Milano vs Baskonia 92:85
Olimpia Milano vs Cantu 93:77
Panathinaikos vs Olimpia Milano 80:72
Mega Leks vs Crvena Zvezda 85:90
Crvena Zvezda vs Panathinaikos 63:69
Fenerbahce vs Crvena Zvezda 82:56
Mornar Bar vs Crvena Zvezda 74:82
Valencia vs Crvena Zvezda 82:86
Olimpia Milano vs Crvena Zvezda: Head to Head Stats
Crvena Zvezda easily won both matches against Armani Milano last season, which was thhe first and only season they met in the Euroleague. After a 83:70 in Serbia, they went on to double their wins with a 71:78 in this venue.
Olimpia Milano vs Crvena Zvezda: Prediction
I would normally go with Armani Milano here, but Crvena Zvezda have been quite strong on the road lately. They have only lost to Fenerbahce in their last seven road matches in all competitions, but this can easily be a fluke.
Olimpia Milano vs Crvena Zvezda: Betting Tips
I will take the Under 158 points here @ 1.75, hoping that the two teams won’t suddenly blow up on the offensive end. We are talking about two of Euroleague’s worst offenses, and this just might be a really tight match between the two.
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