Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Date: 12th of October 2017
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
Brose Bamberg is going to host Maccabi Tel Aviv, and it is going to be an attractive matchup because the two biggest signings of the German champions were once part of Maccabi’s team.
Quincy Miller and Ricky Hickman were once favorites of the Israeli fans, and during this summer they landed in Germany. Nikos Zizis stayed, and the Greek point guard will continue to be the heart and soul of this team. Only this year he will have a huge help because management brought Daniel Hackett. Luka Mitrovic will become a starter in power forward position, and Bamberg will have a pretty mobile starting line-up. After an opening loss in the domestic championship, Bamberg grabbed three victories in a row in which Andrea Trinchieri’s boys scored over 80 points. While on paper their new signings are of decent level it’s important we point out that Bamberg lost very import ant players compared to last season: Darius Miller left to New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA, Nicolò Melli to Fenerbahce while Fabien Causeur left for Real Madrid.
The Pride of Israel completely changed the picture of its team. When compared to last season everything is different, and we have many new faces in the team. The biggest name is Norris Cole, the former NBA champion who played with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Miami Heat. But the most significant advantage of this assembly is going to be their frontcourt physicality. With Jonah Bolden, Alex Tyus and Deshaun Thomas, Maccabi Tel Aviv is going to have a terrifying inner line. In our opinion, they are going to be one of the most dominant teams in rebounding. Nevertheless, the backcourt is not any worse. Pierre Jackson, the former Detroit Pistons man, and John DiBartolomeo multiple MVP of the Israeli competitions in the last seasons will not lack quality.
The only question remains regarding the chemistry on the court and whether the new coach Neven Spahija is able to create it. At the moment Maccabi has 4 straight wins in the domestic competitions.
Last matches: BAMBERG
08.10.17 BBL Tubingen vs Bamberg 73 : 81
06.10.17 BBL Gotha vs Bamberg 64 : 92
03.10.17 BBL Bamberg vs Giessen 87 : 84
29.09.17 BBL s.Oliver Wurzburg vs Bamberg 76 : 73
24.09.17 CF Bayern vs Bamberg 71 : 58
Last matches: MACCABI TEL AVIV
09.10.17 SL Hapoel Eilat vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 68 : 82
05.10.17 LC Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Ironi Nahariya 93 : 79
03.10.17 LC Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Maccabi Rishon 86 : 60
01.10.17 LC Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Hapoel Tel-Aviv 81 : 80
24.09.17 CF Olympiakos vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 90 : 82
Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Head to head Stats
Last Euroleague season Bamberg won both matches against Maccabi, and the Germans were pretty convincing each time, 90-75 in Germany and 70-85 in Tel Aviv.
Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Prediction
It is going to be the perfect test for both sides to see the quality and the abilities. Maccabi Tel Aviv has better individuals with wealthier background, and it is why we believe that if anything goes wrong, they are going to be able to produce some one-on-one plays. A high number of points is also realistic here because of the style of play.
Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Betting Tips
Although the bookmakers are favoring the hosts, we don’t share the same opinion. At 2.1, Maccabi Tel Aviv’s win is our choice.
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