Baskonia vs Zalgiris Kaunas
Date: 06th April 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
On Thursday night, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz will be hosting Zalgiris Kaunas, as the home team tries to secure home-court advantage through the playoffs.
Baskonia have been playing more than good when it has mattered the most. The Spaniards have won five of their last six matches, which has helped them move to the fifth spot in the table and has also given them the possibility to fight for home-court advantage. However, in gaining that advantage, Baskonia will have to win on Thursday against Zalgiris and hope that Panathinaikos lose in this round.
Despite playing pretty well lately, the match on Thursday against Baskonia will be the last one for Zalgiris in the current edition of the Euroleague. The Lithuanian club has gone 7-4 in their last 11 matches, which is without a doubt a pretty good record. However, their slow start to the season didn’t give them enough fighting chances at the end. On Thursday Zalgiris will have the opportunity to finish their campaign on a high note, as they visit Baskonia.
Baskonia vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and Zalgiris Kaunas have met 15 times in the Euroleague, with the Spaniards winning 8 of those games.
Baskonia are 5-2 at home against Baskonia.
In the previous game between the two clubs earlier this season, Zalgiris
Baskonia vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Prediction
The game on Thursday between Baskonia and Zalgiris could prove to be an interesting one, as the hosts still have some hopes left of finishing in the top four. However, the Lithuanian club has been in a very good form recently and it will surely try hard to finish the season with a win.
Statistically, the teams are not that different, as they have performed similarly in almost every category. Offensively, Baskonia have the edge, as they have scored on average 81.6 ppg, compared to 78.1 ppg by Zalgiris. On the defensive end the margin is smaller, as the numbers posted by the clubs are 79.0 and 79.7 ppg respectively. The one category in which Zalgiris has been a lot better is rebound – they have allowed opponents to grab only 29.8 boards per game against them, compared to 34.5 by Baskonia.
Expect and interesting game and a win by Baskonia in the end.
Baskonia vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Tips
- Over 160.5 @ 1.90