Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid
Competition : Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date : 9 November 2017
Time : 20:05 CET
Maccabi Tel Aviv gave us a couple of nice bets in their previous match, as not only did they win by more than 4 points, but the total was also Under 168.5. They were up against Armani Milano at home, where they dominated the first 3 quarters, and only struggled in the 4th (19:26). Maccabi Tel Aviv eventually won by 79:68, getting some nice contributions from Thomas (14p, 8r), Tyus (12p, 15r) and Kane (12p, 3as, 4r), while Parakhouski, Jackson and Cole all scored double digits. After a couple of back-to-back losses against Crvena Zvezda and Olympiacos Piraeus, Maccabi Tel Aviv have now managed to win 3 in a row in all competitions. They are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague (W3 L2), having scored an average of 78.6 points per match, conceding just 72.6 in the process.
Real Madrid are coming into this match after suffering a tough loss at home against Khimki Moscow in their most recent match for the Euroleague. The two teams were engaged in a really balanced match, but Khimki Moscow were slightly better overall and eventually won fair and square (80:86). They did manage to shake off the tough loss in their domestic ACB league when they overcame Tenerife by 74:84, but they are now in for a tough match in Tel Aviv. Luka Doncic should be able to bounce back after recording just 12 points and 7 rebounds in the previous match, while Ayon was a force below the rim with a double double, a steal and a block. Real Madrid are still sitting at the top of the Euroleague despite the loss (W4 L1), habing the most productive offense with 87.4 points per match, while conceding just 77.
Previous five games:
Maccabi Rishon vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 86:90
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Armani Milano 79:68
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Maccabi Haifa 83:62
Crvena Zvezda vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 87:84
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Olympiacos Piraeus 68:69
Tenerife vs Real Madrid 74:84
Real Madrid vs Khimki Moscow 80:86
San Pablo Burgos vs Real Madrid 95:100
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Real Madrid 66:87
Real Madrid vs Armani Milano 100:90
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid: Head to Head Stats
Real Madrid have been dominant in this match-up the past 6 years (W9 L2), having won both matches against Maccabi Tel Aviv last season. They pulled the upset in this venue by 82:89, before doublign their wins with a 80:75 in this venue.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Maccabi Tel Aviv are traditionally strong at home, where they have won 6 and have lost just 4 against Real Madrid. Even in their losses they remained close to the score and I expect a similar outcome this time.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
Maccabi +6.5 @ 1.57 seems like a decent bet. Real Madrid have not scored less than 84 points in any of their 6 road matches in all competitions so far, so the Over 159.5 @ 1.60 is also worth it.
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