Panathinaikos vs Gran Canaria
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 18 October 2018
Time: 19:00 CET
Panathinaikos met a really frustrating loss in Germany on Tuesday night, where they fell by 80:79 against Bayern Munich. The Greens actually made a really good start in that match, and were going hand in hand with their opponents. They were leading by just one point at the end of the first half, and by two at the start of the final quarter. However, a run of turnovers in the last minutes cost Panathinaikos the win here, but they will look to bounce back at home. Langford showed some killer instinct with 18 points and 3 rebounds, Mitoglou had 10 with 6 rebounds, while Calathes had 9 points, 8 assists and 3 rebounds. Lasme and Antetokounmpo scored 8 each, with pretty much everyone contributing across the board. Panathinaikos clearly lacked three-point shooting in that match.
On the other hand, Gran Canaria pulled somewhat of an upset on Tuesday, when they defeated fellow Spaniards Barcelona by 87:86 at home. The match didn’t start in a very good manner for Gran Canaria, as Barcelona were leading by 8 at the end of the first quarter. However, Gran Canaria did not let their opponents get too far ahead and had tied the match by the half time break, before edging out their opponents in the final quarter. Evans was great in that match with 19 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds, while Hannah had 14 points and 3 rebounds. Tillie and Strawberry scored 13 points and a couple of rebounds each in that awesome performance.
Previous 5 games:
Bayern Munich vs Panathinaikos 80:79
Aris vs Panathinaikos 70:84
Panathinaikos vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 89:84
Panathinaikos vs Ifestos Limnou 93:65
Pagrati vs Panathinaikos 66:100
Gran Canaria vs Barcelona 87:86
Unicaja Malaga vs Gran Canaria 89:76
Fenerbahce vs Gran Canaria 97:72
Gran Canaria vs Breogan 96:72
Gran Canaria vs Xacobeo Blusens 92:93
Panathinaikos vs Gran Canaria: Head to Head Stats
The two teams have never met in the past, but I can tell you this. Panathinaikos are always good at home, while Gran Canaria sort of struggle on the road.
Panathinaikos vs Gran Canaria: Prediction
Panathinaikos will surely be feeling bad after a tough loss in Germany, and will most likely bounce back to winning ways here. But Gran Canaria are coming off a massive win and might carry some momentum here. I am not sure if the Greens will be able to cover the spread here.
Panathinaikos vs Gran Canaria: Betting Tips
Panathinaikos are the heavy favorites to win here, but I am not so sure if they can cover the -13.5 handicap. Gran Canaria were great against Barcelona, but that match was at home. Both teams will be tired, so I don’t expect any big differences here. I will take the +14.5 for Gran Canaria @1.80.