In the 22nd round of action the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball, two classic European powerhouses and former Euroleague champions are clashing, when the Spanish Real Madrid (13-8), are hosting the Greek Olympiakos Piraeus (14-7) on Friday, February 9th 2018. The game takes place at the Wizink Center in the city of Madrid, Spain.
Date/Time: 02-09-2018, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Real Madrid -7.5
Real Madrid have a 13-8 record so far this season and currently sit on the 4th place of the league table. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against CSKA Moscow with a 93-87 score. They are led in scoring by Luka Doncic with 17.4 ppg, adding 5.4 rebounds and a team high 4.6 assists per game. He is followed by Gustavo Ayon with 11 ppg and team highs in rebounds with 8 per game, steals with 1.8 per game and blocks with 1.6 per game but he is out with an injury.
Top Basketball BookmakersOlympiakos have a 14-7 record so far this season and currently sit on the third place of the league table. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against Fenerbahce a 95-70 score. They are led in scoring by Vassilis Spanoulis with 11.7 ppg, adding a team high 5.1 assists per game. He is followed by Georgios Printezis with 11.4 ppg, adding a team high 5.3 rebounds, while Jamel McLean adds 8.8 ppg and 4.7 rebounds per game.
In their previous matchup on the first round, Olympiakos won at home in overtime with a 92-83 score. Real Madrid are 8-2 at home so far this season, while Olympiakos are 5-6 on the road. Real Madrid are superior offensively, scoring a second-best 84.8 ppg to Olympiakos’ second-worse of 76.1, while Olympiakos are better defensively, allowing 74 ppg to Real Madrid’s 79.1. Real Madrid have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 46.9% to Olympiakos’ second-worse of 44.3% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 37.2% to Olympiakos’ second-worse of 34.5%. They are also better in rebounding, grabbing 33.6 to Olympiakos’ 32.2 and in assists made, with 19 to Olympiakos’ 16.5. Real Madrid are very strong at home and despite their recent struggles, expect them to have an easy evening and win by more than 8 points today.
Olympiakos vs Real Madrid Prediction: Real Madrid -7.5 (-111)