Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 24 November 2017
Time : 20:00 CET
Panathinaikos grabbed a massive win on the road against Anadolu Efes last week, whom they defeated by a single point (81:82). It was Nick Calathes’ match by all means, who was majestic in his performance, missing the triple-double by a single rebound. His overall stats are simply NBA-esque, as he scored 29 points on 53% shooting, had 9 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and only 2 turnovers. Singleton (11p) and Gist (11p) were also great in that match, as Gist blocked the last shot of the match. However, it was Calathes who was the hero for Panathinaikos, who have now won 5 in a row in all competitions. Panathinaikos are now sitting at the 5th spot of the Euroleague (W5 L3), scoring an average of 78.25 points per match, against 77.87 conceded.
On the other hand, Real Madrid were on a 3-match losing streak when they played host to Unicaja Malaga last week, and they really took off in with an amazing performance. They destroyed their opponents by 89:57, as the team really needed a blow-out performance. Real Madrid outscored their opponents in every single quarter, and had conceded just 27 points at the end of the first half. Luka Doncic was quiet with 13 points, but also with 10 rebounds and 6 assists, while Carroll scored 17 points and Fernandez pitched in 14 more. It was a really good match by Real Madrid, who also destroyed Real Betis after that match, by 63:98 for the ACB. Real Madrid are now sitting at the 3rd spot of the Euroleague (W5 L3), featuring the 2nd best offense with 85.5 points per match, but conceding 79.62 in the process.
Previous 5 games:
G.S. Kimi vs Panathinaikos 73:90
Anadolu Efes vs Panathinaikos 81:82
Panathinaikos vs Khimki Moscow 93:65
Panionios vs Panathinaikos 66:89
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Panathinaikos 62:70
Real Betis vs Real Madrid 63:98
Real Madrid vs Unicaja Malaga 89:57
Baskonia vs Real Madrid 105:75
Real Madrid vs Barcelona 80:84
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid 90:83
Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid: Head to Head Stats
The two teams exchanged home wins last season, with Real Madrid winning by 87:84 in Spain, but Panathinaikos won by 88:82 in this venue. Moreover, the two teams have exchanged wins (either home or away) in the past 8 times they met. Moreover, Panathinaikos have had the upper hand as hosts (W6 L3).
Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid: Prediction
This is going to be a very interesting match, and it will be nice to see how Panathinaikos will do in their very strong home ground. As a Panathinaikos fan myself, I would like to see a win here by my favorite team, but Real Madrid are starting to find good from lately, that is always dangerous.
Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
While Real Madrid might be ramping up their efforts lately, they are still missing some important players like Llull and Randolph, and I am not so sure if they can challenge a much hotter Panathinaikos side here. No matter who wins, I think that we will see a high scoring match between the two sides, so the Over 163.5 @ 1.73 goes in my books.
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