Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 20:00 CET
Brose Bamberg were actually really competitive in their road match against Maccabi Tel Aviv last week, where they lost by a slim 90:88. They were slightly better at the end of the first half, where they were up by 39:41, but they were outperformed by their opponents in the second half and eventually lost. Hickman was the man of the match with 23 points, 4 assists, 5 triples and 2 steals, while Musli also chipped in 20 more points with 7 rebounds and a block. Brose Bamberg have been in really bad shape lately, as they have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions, and have also lost each of their last five matches for the Euroleague. They are now sitting at the 13th spot of the Euroleague (W6 L11), scoring an average of 73.82 points per match, while conceding 79.55 in the process.
On the other hand, Zalgiris Kaunas are coming into this match after a really balanced match against Unicaja Malaga at home, where they won by a slim 79:77. They did not make a very good start in that match, as they were already down by 32:40 at the end of the first half. However, they managed to score five more points than their opponents in each of the next two quarters, and eventually won by a basket. Zalgiris Kaunas have been in solid form over the last month and a half, as they have won eleven of their last twelve matches in all competitions. They are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague (W11 L6), with an average of 79.29 points per match, while conceding 79.05 so far.
Previous 5 games:
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Brose Bamberg 90:88
Brose Bamberg vs Ratiofarm Ulm 80:77
Brose Bamberg vs Khimki Moscow 70:74
Bayreuth vs Brose Bamberg 85:75
Anadolu Efes vs Brose Bamberg 69:58
Juventus vs Zalgiris Kaunas 79:81
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Unicaja Malaga 79:77
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Nevezis 94:68
Crvena Zvezda vs Zalgiris Kaunas 77:65
Juventus vs Zalgiris Kaunas 74:78
Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Head to Head Stats
Zalgiris Kaunas won by a slim 88:84 in Lithuania when the two teams me on December 19th, and they actually won both matches last season too. Moreover, they have only lost a single match to Brose Bamberg so far (W12 L1).
Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Prediction
I expect Zalgiris Kaunas to remain competitive in this match, as besides the great history, they have also been very good on the road this season. There are some good bets to be taken advantage of, given the odds.
Brose Bamberg vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Betting Tips
I will take Zalgiris Kaunas here @ 1.85, but the only thing that is making me have second thoughts is the fact that they also played a league match this Sunday. The fatigue might get the better of them, but that’s the only warning sign here.