Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 19 December 2017
Time : 19:00 CET
Zalgiris Kaunas managed to pull a massive win on the road against Fenerbahce last week, as they eventually defeated the Turkish giants by 89:90. Even though they didn’t look too good at the end of the first quarter (24:16), they managed to keep their opponents’ scoring at a minimum throughout the rest of the match, and eventually grabbed a really strong win. Pangos was on fire that day, with 22 points, 7 assists and 4/5 three-pointers. Toupane (16p, 7r), Jankunas (15p, 6r) and Davies (14p, 4r) were also really strong in that match. Zalgiris Kaunas have been in really good form lately, having won four of their last five in all competitions. They are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague (W7 L5), with an average of 80.9 points per match, against 81.25 conceded.
Brose Bamberg are also coming off a great performance, as they defeated the really strong Olympiacos Piraeus by 67:65 at home. It was a slightly balanced match in the first three quarters, but it was in the final quarter where Brose Bamberg really shined. They scored just 17 points in the final 10 minutes, but they held their opponents to a mere 7 points, eventually grabbing a strong win. Wright was the man of the match with 20 points and 7 rebounds, Rubit scored 15 with 3 boards, while Hackett and Hickman were also in really good form. That wast their third consecutive win in all competitions, as they have now won four of their last six. Brose Bamberg are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Euroleague (W6 L6), featuring the 2nd worst offense with just 74.08 points per match, against 79.25 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Prienai vs Zalgiris Kaunas 70:89
Fenerbahce vs Zalgiris Kaunas 89:90
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Lietuvos Rytas 63:65
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Panathinaikos 80:74
Pieno vs Zalgiris Kaunas 51:75
Oldenburg vs Brose Bamberg 81:74
Brose Bamberg vs Olympiacos Piraeus 67:65
Brose Bamberg vs Bremerhaven 79:74
Brose Bamberg vs Jena 80:71
Brose Bamberg vs CSKA Moscow 76:92
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg: Head to Head Stats
Zalgiris Kaunas have been dominant in this match-up over the years (W11 L1), having only lost once in 2016. Last season, Zalgiris Kaunas won by an easy 86:72 in this venue, and doubled their wins with a 86:91 in Germany.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg: Prediction
Zalgiris Kaunas have won all six home matches against Brose Bamberg over the years, and they were all easy wins except one. Brose Bamberg have not been very good on the road this season, and are coming off four consecutive losses. This looks like an easy win for a Zalgiris Kaunas side who will be coming here with quite the momentum.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg: Betting Tips
Zalgiris Kaunas will be in high spirits after that massive win against Fenerbahce, and it is highly unlikely that Brose Bamberg can play spoiler here. I will take the -6 for the home team @ 1.91 here.