Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Olimpia Milano
Competition : Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date : 2 November 2017
Time : 20:05 CET
Maccabi Tel Aviv were really competitive against Crvena Zvezda in their previous Euroleague match, but they ended up losing by 87:84 in Belgrade. Thomas had a game high 28 points with 5 rebounds, while Jackson, Roll and Bolden were the only ones with double digits in that match. That was Maccabi’s 2nd consecutive loss, as prior to that they had fell by a slim 68:69 at home against Olympiacos Piraeus. However, they managed to bounce back to winning ways with a 83:62 home win against Maccabi Haifa in the Israeli SL. As far as the Euroleague is concerned, Maccabi Tel Aviv are now sitting at the 6th spot, with a 78.5 point average, against 73.75 conceded per match.
On the other hand, Olimpia Milano finally managed to record their first win in their 4th match in the Euroleague this season, when they overcame Barcelona by 78:74 at home. They had Theodore on beast-mode with 19p, 5r, 7as, 2st, while Kalnietis (14p, 3r, 3as) and Tarczewski (11p, 8r) pitched towards the team’s first win in the Euroleague this season. However, that was just their 2nd win in their last 5 matches in all competitions, and are also coming off a tough 90:69 loss on the road against Sassari in their Italian Lega A. Olimpia Milano have already been left behind in the play-off chase in the Euroleague, as they are now sitting at the 13th spot, but are scoring an average of 83 points, against 86.75 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Maccabi Haifa 83:62
Crvena Zvezda vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 87:84
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Olympiacos Piraeus 68:69
Galil Elion vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 72:74
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia 74:68
Sassari vs Olimpia Milano 90:69
Olimpia Milano vs Barcelona 78:74
Real Madrid vs Olimpia Milano 100:90
Olimpia Milano vs Brindisi 93:73
Olimpia Milano vs Fenerbahce 86:92
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Olimpia Milano: Head to Head Stats
Maccabi Tel Aviv have had the upper hand in this match-up over the years (W8 L4), having won 3 of the last 4 matches against Armani Milano. Moreover, they have won all 6 matches at home against Armani Milano over the years, all by at least 9 points.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Olimpia Milano: Prediction
Maccabi Tel Aviv are thirsty for points after losing back to back matches in their previous two in the Euroleague. They are against an Armani Milano side who are coming off a bad defeat in their domestic league, and have not been very good overall.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Olimpia Milano: Betting Tips
The home handicap at -4 is mistaken in my opinion, I believe that Maccabi Tel Aviv will be able to cover that in their very competitive home ground, while the Under 168.5 looks like a good option here as well @ 1.61.
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