Real Madrid vs Olimpia Milano
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 24 October 2017
Time: 21:00 CET
With 7 games won in a row (5-0 record in the ACB, 2-0 in the Euroleague), Real Madrid is waiting for Olimpia to attempt to continue their winning streak. After a home win against CSKA Moscow last Thursday (82:69), they’ve managed to get another relatively easy win on Sunday against Unicaja as well (99:85) in the ACB league, looking almost unbeatable at the moment. Unfortunately, Randolph and Kuzmic are sidelined due to injuries, but the rest of the team should be ready to face the Italian side.
Following an unlucky loss to Fenerbahce in the Euroleague last Thursday (92:86 after overtime), second in the competition this season, Olimpia managed to get a win against Brindisi in the Italian league (93:73), remaining undefeated in Lega A with a 6-0 record. Still, they were unfortunate to start the Euroleague against three teams from the last season’s Final Four, with Real Madrid being the 3rd team they’re facing after CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce, and they are expected to improve as the season progresses. However, it’s going to be very hard to get a good result in Madrid.
Previous five games:
Real Madrid vs Unicaja 99 : 85
Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow 82 : 69
Valencia vs Real Madrid 82 : 86
Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid 74 : 88
Real Madrid vs Tecnyconta Zaragoza 93 : 65
Olimpia Milano vs Brindisi 93 : 73
Olimpia Milano vs Fenerbahce 86 : 92 (80 : 80)
Capo d’Orlando vs Olimpia Milano 62 : 68
CSKA Moscow vs Olimpia Milano 93 : 84
Olimpia Milano vs Varese 74 : 73
Both teams play the next Euroleague round on Thursday, with Real Madrid traveling to Kaunas to face Zalgiris, while Olimpia is playing against Barcelona in Milano.
Real Madrid vs Olimpia Milano: Head to Head Stats
Real Madrid have won previous 8 encounters between the two clubs, last January in Madrid 94:89.
Real Madrid vs Olimpia Milano: Prediction
Without any doubt in the Real Madrid winning the game, I’m expecting a large number of points, since both teams play a fast-paced basketball.
Real Madrid vs Olimpia Milano: Betting Tips
Since -10.5 spread (@1.90) for the home team does look a bit pretentious and risky, I’m way more comfortable with a home win by 8 or more points (@1.55). Also, game total of 167.5 points sounds a bit high, but not when these two teams play against each other, so I’m optimistic about the points going OVER 167.5 (@1.90).
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