Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas (basketball betting predictions)
Date: 24th February 2017
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
In the second Euroleague game on Friday, two teams with very little chances will face off, as Brose Bamberg hosts Zalgiris Kaunas.
Brose have been playing quite awful lately, as they have suffered five defeats in their last six matches. The team from Germany is currently occupying the 11th place, but it holds a miserable 8-14 record which means Brose have almost zero chances of moving up the table and finding a spot among the top eight clubs. Nonetheless, expect them to fight hard for the win against Zalgiris on Friday in order to give their fans something to cheer about.
Zalgiris are just one spot ahead of Brose in the current standings, but they have been playing a lot better recently. The team from Lithuania has three wins in its last four matches, including victories over CSKA and Darussafaka Dogus. In the last round Brose were beaten by Olympiacos in Piraeus, but even then, they managed to play pretty well.
Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Head to head stats
In the last 16 years, Brose Bamberg and Zalgiris Kaunas have met each other 11 times and the Lithuanians have won 10 of those games.
Brose are just 1-4 at home against Zalgiris.
In the first game between the two clubs this season, Zalgiris won with an 86-72 score.
Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Prediction
Despite that the match on Friday between Brose and Zalgiris will be between two teams with a not a lot to fight for, it could still prove to be quite entertaining. Both teams will be trying to at least end their Euroleague campaign on a positive note and thus will fight hard for the win.
Statistically, both teams are pretty evenly matched. Offensively, there is not a lot to separate the clubs, as Brose average 79.8 ppg, compared to 78.0 by Zalgiris. Defensively, the difference is even slimmer as the respective numbers are 80.0 and 80.5 ppg. The only area where the numbers are not too similar is rebounding, as Zalgiris have managed to grab 34.8 boards per game, while Brose just 30.6.
In the end, expect an interesting game with not a lot of scoring and a win for Zalgiris Kaunas, as they are definitely the club that has been in better form lately.
Player updates: Brose will be without Janis Strelnieks (source)
Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Tips
- Zalgiris +5 @1.90