In the 21st round of action the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball, we have a rematch of last season’s Final, when the Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus (13-7), are hosting the Turkish and Euroleague champions Fenerbahce (14-6) on Thursday, February 1st 2018. The game takes place at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in the city of Piraeus, Greece.
Date/Time: 02-01-2018, 14:00 EDT
Spread: Olympiakos -2
Olympiakos have a 13-7 record so far this season and currently sit on the 5th place of the league table. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Crvena Zvezda an 89-78 score. They are led in scoring by Georgios Printezis with 11.4 ppg, adding a team high 5.2 rebounds. He is followed by Vassilis Spanoulis with 11 ppg and a team high 5.3 assists per game, while Jamel McLean adds 8.7 ppg and 4.6 rebounds per game.
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In their previous matchup on the first round, Olympiakos won on the road in overtime with an 83-90 score. Olympiakos are 8-1 at home so far this season, while Fenerbahce are 7-3 on the road. Fener are better both offensively, scoring 80.2 ppg to Olympiakos’ second-worse of 75.2 and defensively, allowing 74 ppg to Olympiakos’ 74.3. They also have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 48.9% to Olympiakos’ league-low of 43.8% and in 3-pointers, shooting with a second-best of 41.1% to Olympiakos’ league-low of 33%. Fener are also better in assists made, with 19.1 to Olympiakos’ 16.4 and in turnovers committed (10.8 to 12.3), while Olympiakos are only better in rebounding, grabbing a second-best of 32.5 to Fener’s 29.1. Fener are coming in this game red-hot and have been pretty strong on the road, so expect them to get away with the road victory one way or another today.
Fenerbahce vs Olympiakos Prediction: Fenerbahce +2 (-111)