Panathinaikos Athens vs Brose Bamberg
Date: 09th February 2017
Kick-off: 20:15 CET
In the last Euroleague game on Thursday, Panathinaikos Athens will be hosting Brose Bamberg at the Olympic Sports Center in Athens.
Panathinaikos have not been the most consistent club in the Euroleague lately, as they have lost four out of their last seven games. However, in the previous round they managed to win against Galatasaray in Istanbul. Panathinaikos currently occupy the sixth place in the standings, but with a win on Thursday, they could potentially move one spot up.
It has been a tough season for Brose, as the Germans most likely will miss the playoffs this season. They currently hold an 8-13 record and have won just once in their past five games. The victory came in the previous round, when Brose won against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Nonetheless, the German club most likely won’t be able to go on a winning streak, as they will be visiting Panathinaikos on Thursday.
Panathinaikos Athens vs Brose Bamberg: Head to head stats
Panathinaikos Athens and Brose Bamberg have met seven times in the Euroleague for the past 16 years and the Greek club has won six of those matches.
Panathinaikos are 3-0 at home against Brose.
In the previous game between the two clubs this season, Panathinaikos won with an 83-84 score.
Panathinaikos Athens vs Brose Bamberg: Prediction
Despite the fact that the two teams are pretty far away in the standings, expect an intense game that will not be decided until the very end.
Statistically, Panathinaikos have a pretty large advantage over Brose in terms of defense, as they have the third-best defense in the entire Euroleague (75.8 ppg). Nonetheless, it is not like Brose don’t have the tools to overcome it, as the Germans are the sixth-best offensive squad in the competition (80.1 ppg).
In terms of shooting, Brose is the best team when it comes to converting shots from the free-throw line. Furthermore, the German club is second in terms of making shots from two-point and three-point territory.
In the end expect a tough battle, which will be won by Panathinaikos, thanks to their great defense.
Panathinaikos Athens vs Brose Bamberg: Tips
- Brose Bamberg +9 @1.75