Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Brose Bamberg
Date: 07th December 2016
Kick-off: 18:45 CET
In the lone Wednesday game, Maccabi Tel Aviv will be hosting Brose Bamber at the Menora Mivtachim Arena. The match could prove to be an interesting one, but given how far away the two clubs are in the standings, it’s more likely that the home team will get an easy win.
Maccabi currently hold a 5-5 record and sit 8th in the regular season standings, as they were not able to grab victory in their previous match. The Tel Aviv club hosted Anadolu Efes Istanbul and despite being favorites, the Turkish team managed to win thanks to a strong fourth-quarter performance. Nonetheless, Maccabi should be able to bounce back on Wednesday and cheer up the home crowd.
It has been a nightmare 2016-17 Euroleague season for Brose Bamberg so far, as the German club currently owns a 2-8 record and has not won a game in five matches. Brose actually stood pretty well on the court in the last match when they hosted CSKA Moscow and lost just by two points. However, the fact that the game was so close at the end was more because the reigning champions simply taking their foot off the gas. Whether the German club will be as competitive on Wednesday, it’s hard to tell.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Brose Bamberg: Head to head stats:
Maccabi Tel Aviv and Brose Bamberg have played twice in the Euroleague, with each club winning its home game.
The matches were part of the 2015-16 regular season.
Maccabi won by 85-65 at home.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Brose Bamberg: Prediction
The two clubs are surprisingly close in terms of statistics, but that has resulted in pretty different records until now.
Both Maccabi and Brose have allowed their opponents to score on average 82.5 points per game. Tel Aviv are a bit better on offense, as they average 82.6 points per game, compared to Bamberg’s 80.0, but that is definitely a minor difference. It is interesting to see that Brose have been more successful in shooting three pointers and free throws, in terms of percentage.
However, Maccabi have been a lot better when it comes to closing out games and making stops when it matter the most – the closing stages of the fourth quarters. Exactly that will help them to be victorious on Wednesday.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Brose Bamberg: Tips
- Maccabi -6 at 1.90