Baskonia vs Real Madrid
Competition : Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date : 14/11/2017
Time : 20:30 CET
After winning two consecutive matches in the nick of time, the tables have turned for Baskonia in their last Euroleague match, where they lost by 91:90 against Khimki Moscow. Even so, we successfully predicted the Half Time/Full Time in that match, and we got a MASSIVE pay-out @ 5.25 odds. Baskonia made a great start in the match and were up by 40:48 in the first half, but they failed to follow through in the second half and were eventually defeated. Janning had a team-high 19 points, with Voigtmann (14p, 5r), Shengelia (14p, 4r), Poirier (12p, 9r) and Huertas (11p, 6as) making really solid efforts for the win. Despite the tough result, they managed to return to winning ways with a 87:77 win at home against Joventut Badalona. As far as the Euroleague is concerned, Baskonia have nothing to brag about, as they have only won one of their 6 matches and are sitting at the 14th spot. They are scoring 73.6 points per match, while allowing 80.33 points.
On the other hand we have Real Madrid, who struggled against Maccabi Tel Aviv last week just like we predicted, as they eventually fell by 90:83 on the road. They were dominant in the first quarter (22:30), but were quite bad on the 2nd (25:12), and were not that great in the second half either. Luka Doncic continued his impressive performances (19p, 6r, 6as), but he had little help from other players, as only Randolph, Reyes and Campazzo scored double digits in that match. Real Madrid are currently going through a rough patch, as they have lost 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions, counting two consecutive losses in the Euroleague. Their recent loss dropped them from the top spot of the Euroleague, as they are now sitting at the 3rd spot of the league table (W4 L2). They have the 2nd best offense with 86.7 points per match, while conceding 79.1 .
Previous 5 games:
Baskonia vs Juventut Badalona 87:77
Khimki Moscow vs Baskonia 91:90
Unicaja Malaga vs Baskonia 72:73
Baskonia vs Panathinaikos 85:84
Baskonia vs Zaragoza 73:78
Real Madrid vs Barcelona 80:84
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid 90:83
Tenerife vs Real Madrid 74:84
Real Madrid vs Khimki Moscow 80:86
San Pablo Burgos vs Real Madrid 95:100
Baskonia vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Stats
The two teams exchanged road wins last season in the Euroleague, as Baskonia won by 87:91 in Madrid, before Real Madrid won by 71:79 in Vitoria. Moreover, Real Madrid have won two more matches since then, a 99:103 in the Spanish Cup semi-finals, before a 86:82 win in the ACB. However, Baskonia have won 4 of the last 7 home matches against Real Madrid.
Baskonia vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Baskonia might have struggled a lot all season long, but they have been really competitive lately, having won 3 of their last 4, while the loss in that span came by just a single point. Real Madrid are in exactly opposite form, as they have been excellent all season, but they have lost 3 of their last 4.
Baskonia vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
I think that Baskonia will remain competitive in this match, even if they end up losing, so their +6.5 Handicap @ 1.55 is quite decent here. Sure, Real Madrid will break out of their funk at some point, but they are hosted in a very hard venue. The Under 170.5 @ 1.53 also seems like a good option here.
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