Olimpia Milano vs Gran Canaria
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 6 December 2018
Time: 19:45 EST
Olimpia Milano (W6 L4) did not play a very good match on the road against Zalgiris Kaunas but were hopeful for a win against a then win-less at home Zalgiris Kaunas side. Olimpia Milano did great in the start and managed to lead by five at the end of the first quarter. However, they were destroyed in the second quarter when they were outscored by 22:8 and entered the break trailing by nine points. They did make a push in the third quarter and cut that lead down to two points but Zalgiris Kaunas were really focused on getting their first home win of the season and eventually beat Olimpia Milano by 83:78. James led the scoring for the Italian team once again with his 17 points to go a long with 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Gudaitis was also great with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks, while Micov and Kuzminskas scored 14 each with few supporting stats. Olimpia Milano are now sitting at the 6th spot of the league table, scoring an average of 86.2 points per match while allowing 84.2 in the process.
On the other hand, Gran Canaria (W3 L7) recorded a very slim 71:75 win on the road against Darussafaka in their last match. They didn’t make a strong start in the match and allowed their opponents to take a three-point lead in the first quarter. That lead increased to ten points at the end of the first half, but Gran Canaria emerged from the break with a totally different mindset. They had already overturned the lead in their favor before the third quarter was over and proceeded to record a slim, but hard-fought win. Eriksson was the leading scorer for Gran Canaria with 23 points and 5 triples but little else, while Pasecniks backed him up with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Strawberry had 10 with 2 assists and Oliver ahad 6 points, 8 assists and 2 rebounds. Despite the win, Gran Canaria have not had very much luck this season and are currently sitting at the 13th spot of the Euroleague. They score an average of 80.8 points per match, while allowing 89.9 in the process. Gran Canaria will only be missing Clevin Hannah in this match.
Previous 5 games:
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Olimpia Milano 83:78
Olimpia Milano vs Cremona 76:75
Barcelona vs Olimpia Milano 90:80
Olimpia Milano vs Baskonia 93:90
Venezia vs Olimpia Milano 81:84
Darussafaka vs Gran Canaria 71:75
Gran Canaria vs Estudiantes 85:79
Gran Canaria vs Bayern Munich 74:89
Real Madrid vs Gran Canaria 89:76
Baskonia vs Gran Canaria 91:76
Olimpia Milano vs Gran Canaria: Prediction
Gran Canaria have not been good at all on the road so far in the season and will surely have troubles keeping Olimpia Milano at bay. Hey concede way too many points on average and the hosts have been lethal this season.
Olimpia Milano vs Gran Canaria: Betting Tips
Olimpia Milano have been excellent this season and will surely fight hard to climb the standings and capture a playoff ticket. They are currently 6th in the league table but will have to keep up the good job in order to remain inside the playoff spots. I will take the -8.5 points for the home team here @1.90.