Date/Time: 03-22-2019, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Zalgiris Kaunas -10.5
In the 28th round of the Euroleague Basketball, two squads sitting outside playoff places of the are clashing, when the Lithuanian Champions Zalgiris Kaunas (12-15), who still have chances for the playoffs and are looking to extend their winning streak, are hosting the already eliminated and last Darussafaka (4-23), who want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Zalgiris Kaunas have a 12-15 record so far this season and are currently tied with two more teams in the 10th place of the league. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Maccabi Tel Aviv with an 83-85 score. They are led in scoring by Brandon Davies with 14.1 ppg, adding a team high 5.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Nate Wolters with 11.1 ppg, 3 rebounds and a team high 4.2 assists per game, while Maruis Grigonis adds 8.9 ppg.
Top Basketball BookmakersDarussafaka have a 4-23 record so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the league. In their last game they snapped a six-game losing streak by winning at home against Khimki with a 91-85 score. They are led in scoring by Toney Douglas with 14.8 ppg, adding 3.3 rebounds and 4 assistss per game. He is followed by Micheal Eric with 11.4 ppg and 5.3 rebounds, while Ray McCallum adds 9.4 ppg, 3.7 rebounds and a team high 4.1 assists per game.
In their previous meeting in the first round of the season, Zalgiris won on the road with a 71-75 score. Zalgiris have a 7-7 home record so far, while Darussafaka are 0-13 on the road. Zalgiris are better both offensively, scoring 79 ppg to Darussafaka’s 74.3 and defensively, allowing 79 ppg to Darussafaka’s 85 ppg. They also have a better accuracy both from the field (48.9% to 43.9%) and from behind the arc (38.7% to 30.6%). Darussafaka on the other hand are better in rebounding (31.1 to 28.8), while Zalgiris are better both in assists made (17.6 to 16.2) and in turnovers committed (12.6 to 13.1). Zalgiris are the absolute favorite and still on the hunt for a playoff spot, so expect them to have an easy evening and win by more than 11 points at home.
Darussafaka vs Zalgiris Kaunas Prediction: Zalgiris Kaunas -10.5 (-110)