Real Madrid vs Buducnost
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 25 October 2018
Time: 20:00 CET
Real Madrid (W3 L0) have dominated everything and everyone this season, and are coming off yet another win. They had no problems against Baskonia at home last week, whom they defeated by 97:79. They made a pretty strong start in the first quarter (25:19) and were leading by 8 points by the end of the first half. Baskonia tried to make a comeback in the third quarter, but Real Madrid were really professional in the final quarter, outscoring their opponents by 23:12. Sergio Llull was excellent with a game-high 23 points, 4 assists and 4 triples, while Fernandez scored 14 with 4 triples. Tavares had 7 points with 11 rebounds and 4 blocks, while Reyes, Randolph and Causeur all had double digits in that match. Real Madrid are now leading the Euroleague, featuring by far the best offense (99 per match), while conceding 85.66 in the process.
On the other hand, Buducnost (W0 L3) have had a pretty tough time in their return to the Euroleague, as they have lost all three matches so far. In their last match they met another loss, by 68:78 at home against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Buducnost actually made a promising start in that match, as they were leading by 7 points at the end of the first half. Maccabi Tel Aviv started their counter attack in the third quarter, but Buducnost were still leading at the start of the fourth. However, they scored just 6 points in the final quarter, while conceding 20 in the process and eventually lost by 68:78. They had a really bad problem on the scoring department, as only three players cored over 10 points. Jackson scored 12, while Omic and Gordic scored 12 each. They are now sitting at the penultimate spot of the Euroleague, featuring by far the worst offense with 67.3 points per game, while allowing 77 points.
Previous 5 games:
Xacobeo Blusens vs Real Madrid 73:86
Real Madrid vs Baskonia 97:79
Olimpia Milano vs Real Madrid 85:91
Real Madrid vs Joventut Badalona 92:69
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka 109:93
Buducnost vs FMP Belgrade 79:59
Buducnost vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 68:78
Darussafaka vs Buducnost 71:63
Igokea vs Buducnost 78:85
Buducnost vs Olimpia Milano 71:82
Real Madrid vs Buducnost: Head to Head Stats
The last time these two met was in the 2001/02 season, and in the season before that. Real Madrid won all four matches, by at least 18 points in their two home matches. Buducnost have scored 71, 72, 62 and 63 points in those four matches, which goes to show that they traditionally struggle against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Buducnost: Prediction
This could be the easiest match of the night, as I expect a vast win for Real Madrid. They don’t have a very competitive match coming up, so they have no reason to get their feet off the pedal on this one.
Real Madrid vs Buducnost: Betting Tips
I will take Real Madrid to cover the -17.5 spread here @ 1.80, and they can easily drop 20 or even 30 points on one of the worst teams in the Euroleague. Buducnost have the worst offense in the Euroleague and will be unable to keep up with the scoring here.