Date/Time: 04-26-2018, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Baskonia -1
In the fourth game if this Euroleague Basketball quarterfinal, the defending champions and 2nd in the league Fenerbahce (21-9), are visiting once again the 7th in the league Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (18-12), who have emerged victorious in game 3 and reduced Fener’s lead to 2-1. They are once again with their backs against the wall with win their only option to avoid elimination.
Fener had a 20-8 record in the regular season and finished in the second place of the league. In their last game they saw a 2-game winning streak end with a road loss by Baskonia, 88-83. Jan Vesely leads the team in scoring with 13.1 ppg, adding 5.2 boards per game. Brad Wanamaker follows with 11.5 ppg and 3.9 dimes per game, while Kostas Sloukas adds 10.2 ppg and a team-best 5.4 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersBaskonia had a 10-12 record in the regular season and finished in the 7th place of the league. In their last game they ended a 3-game losing skid with a home victory against Fenerbahce, 88-83. Tornike Shengelia leads the team in scoring with 13.8 ppg, adding a team-best 6.2 boards per game. Rodrigue Beaubois follows with 12.4 ppg, while Jayson Granger adds 9.2 ppg and a team-best 5.2 dimes per game.
In their 5 previous meetings so far this season, Fener leads 4-1 wins, while both teams are 1-1 in Vitoria. Baskonia have a 11-5 home record so far, while Fenerbahce are 11-5 on the road. Baskonia have the third-best offense in the league with 82.9 ppg to Fenerbahce’s 81.2, while Fenerbahce are better defensively, allowing a league-best 75.9 ppg to Baskonia’s 79.8. Baskonia have a better 2-point accuracy with 55.8% to Fenerbahce’s 53.9%, while Fener have a better 3-point accuracy, with a second-best 42.5% to Baskonia’s 40.1%. Baskonia grab more rebounds, with 33.4 to Fenerbahce’s 32.5 and dish more assists, with 19.6 to Fenerbahce’s 19.3, while Fener commit less turnovers (11.5 to 12.1). The defending champions will look to close the series once again today and expect them to do so by winning on the road one way or another.
Fenerbahce vs Baskonia Game 4 Prediction: Fenerbahce +1 (-111)