Brose Bamberg vs Real Madrid
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 21 December 2017
Time : 20:00 CET
Brose Bamberg were a little more competitive than we expected against Zalgiris Kaunas on Tuesday, as they eventually lost by 88:84. We just missed that bet by a single basket, but let’s see how Brose Bamberg can pay us back on Thursday. They stayed close to the score against Zalgiris Kaunas, but they failed to take anything from that match. Wright scored a game-high 22 points with 5 rebounds, while Hackett (17p, 3/4 triples), Lo (14p, 4/6 triples) and Zisis (8p, 9as) were also in decent shape. That loss proved that their win over Olympiacos Piraeus last week was a fluke. They are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Euroleague (W6 L7), scoring an average of 74.84 points per match, while conceding 79.93 in the process.
On the other hand, Real Madrid somewhat struggled in the first half of their match against Valencia, but they eventually destroyed their opponents by 91:72. The score at the end of the first half was only at 43:41, but Real Madrid just flipped on the switch in the second half. They severely outscored Valencia in both the third and the fourth quarter, and messed up our prediction. Oddly enough, Luka Doncic was expelled at the second quarter, but Real Madrid actually played really good without him. His usage rate trickled down to pretty much everyone else, as seven players scored more than nine points, in what was a really good team effort. They are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Euroleague (W7 L6), temporarily featuring the best offense with 84.38 points per match, while conceding just 78.84.
Previous 5 games:
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg 88:84
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
Real Madrid vs Valencia 91:72
Sacobeo vs Real Madrid 93:102
Real Madrid vs Barcelona 87:75
Real Madrid vs Murcia 87:85
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Real Madrid 92:83
Brose Bamberg vs Real Madrid: Head to Head Stats
Real Madrid won both matches against Brose Bamberg last week, when they easily won by 95:72 in Madrid, before doubling their wins with a slim 89:91 in this venue. Real Madrid have also been dominant in this match-up over the years, having only lost once against Brose Bamberg, back in 2010 (W11 L1). Moreover, they have won each of their last four matches in this venue.
Brose Bamberg vs Real Madrid: Prediction
It is still unclear whether Luka Doncic will miss time due to his ejection, but in any case, Real Madrid looked great without him. Now, Brose Bamberg have been quite competitive at home so far in the season, but they have suffered huge losses to CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Real Madrid are of similar caliber, and they should be able to take this win.
Brose Bamberg vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
I will take Real Madrid’s -2.5 here @ 1.75, because Brose Bamberg have been really competitive at home. However, we will need to hear the latest news regarding Luka Doncic, as Real Madrid would be somewhat weakened without him.