Date/Time: 11-29-2018, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Zalgiris Kaunas -4
Two teams coming off defeats in their latest matchups are clashing in the 9th round of the Euroleague Basketball, when the Lithuanian champions Zalgiris Kaunas (3-6) are hosting the Italian Olimpia Milano (6-3), who are looking to extend their lengthy winning streak. The game takes place at the Zalgirio Arena in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania on Thursday, November 29th 2018.
Zalgiris Kaunas have a 3-6 record so far this season and are currently tied with Barcelona in the 5th place of the league. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Barcelona with a 90-80 score. They are led in scoring by Nate Wolters with 14.7 ppg, adding 3.2 rebounds and a team high 5.4 assists per game. He is followed by Brandon Davies with 14.4 ppg and a team high 5.7 rebounds per game, while Aaron White adds 9.4 ppg and 4.8 rebounds.
Top Basketball BookmakersOlimpia Milano have a 6-3 record so far this season and are currently tied with three more teams in the 4th place of the league. In their last game they won on the road against Olympiakos with a 75-99 score. They are led in scoring by Mike James with 19.1 ppg, adding a team high 7.3 assists per game. He is followed by Vladimir Micov with 16.2 ppg, while Nemanja Nedovic adds 14.2 ppg, 4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Zalgiris won both meetings against Milano last season (at home by 12 points and on the road by 32). Zalgiris have a 0-5 home record so far, while Milano are 3-1 on the road. Milano are better offensively, scoring 87.1 ppg to Zalgiris’ 83.3, while Zalgiris are better defensively, allowing 83.6 ppg to Milano’s 84.3. Zalgiris have a better field goal percentage (50.8% to 45.7%), while Milano have a better 3-point percentage (39.8% to 39.1%). Milano are better both in rebounding (31.9 to 30.9) and in turnovers committed (11.3 to 13.3), while Zalgiris are better in assists made (18.3 to 16.4). Zalgiris have been terrible at home and they are winless so far, so pick Milano in this one.
Olimpia Milano vs Zalgiris Kaunas Prediction: Olimpia Milano +4 (-110)