Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia
Date: 19 October 2017
Time: 20:05 CET
Maccabi Tel Aviv had a solid Euroleague game last Thursday at Brose Arena, clinching an away 88:71 win against Brose Bamberg, after trailing by 4 points at the start of the 4th quarter. On Sunday they’ve won 80:61 against Bnei Herzliya in the Israeli Super League in the same manner, exploding in the last quarter again (32:14). They’re definitely a team with great potential, expected to play even better as the season progresses. They may struggle to find their rhythm at times, which probably gives many headaches to the coach Spahija, but when they “smell the blood“ there’s no stopping for them until they demolish the opponent.
Spanish side Baskonia isn’t performing the way they must have expected. The away team have suffered 4 losses out of the last 5 games, 3 in a row – last Sunday at Fuenlabrada in the ACB league, 3 days before at Athens against Olympiakos as well, and a hard defeat at Gran Canaria the weekend before. Coach Prigioni is undoubtedly a talented coach, but this time it’s going to be extremely hard to get the most out of his guys and achieve a good result against the host in the packed Menora Mivtachim Arena. Baskonia will travel to Tel Aviv without Beaubois who will probably stay sidelined for a while
Previous five games:
Maccabi T.A. vs Bnei Herzliya 80:61
Bamberg vs Maccabi T.A. 71:88
Hapoel Eliat vs Maccabi T.A. 68:82
Maccabi T.A. vs Ironi Nahariya 93:79
Maccabi T.A. vs Maccabi Rishon 86:60
Fuenlabrada vs Baskonia 80:75
Olympiakos vs Baskonia 75:64
Gran Canaria vs Baskonia 100:82
Baskonia vs Estudiantes 94:76
Barcelona vs Baskonia 87:82
Maccabi’s next game is on Saturday already, visiting Gilboa Galil in Israeli Super League, while Baskonia plays their ACB game the next day against Gipuzkoa San Sebastian.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia: Head to Head Stats
These two teams have played a total od 24 games in the last 15 years. Baskonia was slightly more successful with 13 wins, against 11 games that Maccabi won.
In the last Euroleague season, each team has won their home game, but both teams were able to grab a win on their opponent’s floor in the past.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia: Prediction
I can’t imagine anything other than the home team winning this game, most probably with more than 4 points spread.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia: Betting Tips
Maccabi’s win with more than 4 points difference is at 1.90, so it’s definitely worth a shot. Still, if you would like to keep it safe, simple win at 1.52 is a great option.
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