Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Date: 02nd February 2017
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
In a game between two teams from the bottom the table, Brose Bamberg will host Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday night.
After playing strong between Round 11 and Round 16, winning five of those six games, Brose have been unable to grab even a single victory in the subsequent four matches. Their chances of making the playoffs are almost at zero, which means they will simply be playing for pride on Thursday. Brose should have a decent chance of actually snapping their losing streak, as they will host Maccabi.
Maccabi were able win their last game, defeating Unics with a 60-52 score, but their performance this season has been quite disappointing overall. They have just two victories in their last eleven matches and are almost certainly out of the fight for a playoff spot. Moreover, they have lost five road games in a row, which definitely doesn’t make them favorites to win against Brose on Thursday night.
Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Brose Bamberg and Maccabi Tel Aviv have met three times and the Germans have won twice.
Brose are 1-0 against Maccabi at home.
In the first game between the teams this season, Brose won with a 70-85 score.
Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Prediction
Despite losing four games in a row, Brose have still performed better than Maccabi on the court. The Germans were not able to evade losing, but they showed character on the court and were not too far from winning, except against CSKA.
Furthermore, the German clubs has averaged better numbers both on offense and defense this season. They have scored on average 79.7 ppg and allowed 80.2 ppg, compared to 78.0 ppg and 82.9 ppg by Maccabi respectively. Nonetheless, Maccabi will have a good advantage in terms of rebounding, as Brose are worst club when it comes to grabbing boards – only 30.8 rpg.
Expect a close game overall, with a win for Brose at the end.
Player updates: Maccabi Tel Aviv released Sonny Weems. (source)
Brose Bamberg vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Tips
- Brose Bamberg -6 @1.90