Buducnost vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 18 October 2018
Time: 19:00 CET
Buducnost failed to record their first win in the Euroleague this season when they fell by 71:63 on the road against Darussafaka. They will surely be feeling frustrated about how that match played out, as they actually made a really good start. They outscored their opponents by 14:25 in the first quarter but were really bad ever since. They only scored 10 points in the second quarter and 14 in each of the next two quarters. Buducnost were pretty bad on the offensive end, with only three players scoring over 10 points. Gordic and Clark scored 11 each, while Ivanovic had 10 and Jackson had only 9 points in that terrible match. Had it not been for their outside scoring, Buducnost would have lost by more.
On the other hand, Maccabi Tel Aviv fought really hard in their last match but couldn’t avoid the loss against CSKA Moscow at home. Their opponents quickly took a leading role in that match, and were leading by four points in the end of the first half. Maccabi Tel Aviv were always close to the score, and were actually leading at the start of the final quarter. But they eventually fell against CSKA Moscow by a tough 86:89. Caloiaro continued his impressive performances with 21 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 7/8 in his field goals. Black had 15 with 7 rebounds, Roll had 15 with 7 assists, while Kane and Wilbekin also scored double digits.
Previous 5 games:
Darussafaka vs Buducnost 71:63
Igokea vs Buducnost 78:85
Buducnost vs Olimpia Milano 71:82
Buducnost vs Crvena Zvezda 71:87
Buducnost vs Krka 86:64
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs CSKA Moscow 86:89
Hapoel Eliyat vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 70:83
Panathinaikos vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 89:84
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Maccabi Ashdod 103:59
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Maccabi Rishon 77:86
Buducnost vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Head to Head Stats
The two teams last met in the ABA League back in 2011/12, where Maccabi Tel Aviv won by 69:81 on the road. They also met in the playoffs later that year, where after a Buducnost 0:20 win without a match, Maccabi Tel Aviv won by 82:60 to move on to the next round. That was Buducnost’s only win over Maccabi Tel Aviv over the years (W1 L6), and they have also lost all three matches at home.
Buducnost vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Preview
Buducnost have made a pretty poor start in the season overall, and have now won just two of their last six matches in all competitions and three of their last four at home. Maccabi Tel Aviv started the Euroleague with two losses and now have a chance to record their first win.
Buducnost vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Betting Tips
Maccabi Tel Aviv will be looking to get their first win of the season here, and they will probably get it against one of the weakest teams in the Euroleague. They can easily cover a -6.5 points handicap here @1.85, especially against a team that has big troubles in the scoring department.