Date/Time: 04-24-2018, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Baskonia 0
With the defending champions both of Euroleague and Turkey and second in the league Fenerbahce (21-9) having won both home games, the series moves to Spain for Game 3, as the seventh in the league Baskonia (18-12) are looking to avoid getting swept and force a game 4 on Thursday.
Baskonia finished the regular season with a 10-12 record and were placed seventh in the league. They have lost their last three games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Fener in game 2, 95-89. Fener finished the regular season with a 20-8 record and were placed 2nd in the league. They have are 5-1 in their last 6 matches and in their last game they were victorious in the second game of this series against Baskonia at home with a 95-89 score.
Top Basketball BookmakersBaskonia are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 13.9 ppg and a team-best 6.1 boards per game. Rodrigue Beaubois follows with 12.1 ppg, while Jayson Granger adds 9.6 ppg and a team-best 5.3 dimes per game. Fener are led in scoring by Jan Vesely with 13 ppg, adding 5 boards per game. Brad Wanamaker follows with 11.8 ppg and 3.9 dimes per game, while James Nunnally adds 10.3 ppg. Kostas Sloukas adds 10 ppg and a team-best 5.2 dimes per game.
Fener have won all four previous meetings against Baskonia this season and the previous game in Spain ended 69-83. Baskonia have a 10-5 home record so far, while Fenerbahce have the best road record with 11-4 wins. Baskonia have the third-best offense in the league with 82.8 ppg to Fenerbahce’s 81.2, while Fener have the best defense, allowing 75.5 ppg to Baskonia’s 79.6. Fener have a better 3-point accuracy, with a second-best 42.3% to Baskonia’s 39.5%, while both teams almost the same accuracy from the field (49.9% and 49.7%). Baskonia grab more rebounds (29.5 to 29.2) and dish more assists (19.6 to 19.3), while Fener commit less turnovers (11.5 to 12.2). The hosts are in a win-or-go-home situation and the bookmakers are giving a 0 spread in this game. Baskonia are fighting for their playoff lives and expect them to get away with the home win today one way or another.
Fenerbahce vs Baskonia Game 3 Prediction: Baskonia 0 (-107)