In the 25th round of action the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball, two teams sitting on opposite sides of the league table are clashing, when last season’s finalists Olympiakos Piraeus from Greece (17-7), are hosting the German champions of Brose Bamberg (9-15) on Friday, March 9th 2018. The game takes place at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in the city of Piraeus, Greece.
Date/Time: 03-09-2018, 14:00 EDT
Spread: Olympiakos -12
Olympiakos have a 17-7 record so far this season and are currently tied with Fenerbahce in the second place of the league table. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Panathinaikos in overtime with an 85-87x` score. They are led in scoring by Vassilis Spanoulis with 12.1 ppg, adding a team high 5.1 assists per game. He is followed by Georgios Printezis with 11.9 ppg, adding a team high 5.5 rebounds, while Jamel McLean adds 8.4 ppg and 4.4 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersBamberg have a 9-15 record so far this season and are currently tied with Valencia on the 12th place of the league table. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Valencia an 86-x70 score. They are led in scoring by Dorell Wright with 11.4 ppg, adding 5.6 rebounds per game. He is followed by Ricky Hickman with 11.1 ppg, while Dejan Musli adds 10.7 ppg and a team high 6.8 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting in the first round, Bamberg won at home with a 67-65 score. Olympiakos are 10-1 at home so far this season, while Bamberg are 2-10 on the road. Olympiakos are better both offensively, scoring a third-worse of 76.9 ppg to Bamberg’s league-low of 75.2 and defensively, allowing 74.5 to Bamberg’s 79.2. Bamberg on the other hand have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 38.2% to Olympiakos’ third-worse of 34.5%, while both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (44.9% and 44.7%). Olympiakos are better both in rebounding (32.5 to 29) and in assists made (16.2 to 15.4), while Bamberg commit less turnovers per game (11.7 to 12.2). Bamberg have been extremely weak on the road and Olympiakos have won better teams with large margins at home. Pick Olympiakos for a home win by more than 12 points today.
Bamberg vs Olympiakos Prediction: Olympiakos -12 (-104)