Date/Time: 04-26-2018, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Zalgiris Kaunas -4
In the fourth game if this Euroleague Basketball quarterfinal, the third in the league Olympiakos Piraeus (19-11), are visiting once again the sixth in the league Lithuanian champions and sixth in the league Zalgiris Kaunas (18-12) who have emerged victorious in game 3 and have a commanding 2-1. Olympiakos are now with their backs against the wall with win their only option to avoid elimination.
Olympiakos had a 19-11 record the regular season and finished in the third place of the league table. They are 1-4 in their last 5 matches and in their last game they got defeated by Zalgiris on the road, 80-60. Vassilis Spanoulis leads the team in scoring with 13.8 ppg, adding a team-best 5.6 dimes per game. Georgios Printezis follows with 12 ppg and 5.5 boards, while Nikola Milutinov adds 9 ppg and a team-best 5.7 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersZalgiris had a 16-11 record in the regular season and finished in the sixth place of the league table. They are 4-1 in their last 5 matches and in their last game they were victorious against Olympiakos at home, 80-60. Kevin Pangos leads the team in scoring with 12.4 ppg, adding a team-best 6.1 dimes per game. Paulius Jankunas follows with 11.5 ppg and a team-best 4.8 boards per game, while Brandon Davies adds 9.5 ppg and 3.3 boards per game.
In their five previous meetings so far this season, Zalgiris lead 4-1 wins and have a perfect 2-0 at home. They have a 12-4 home record this season, while Olympiakos are 7-9 on the road. Zalgiris have a better offense with 81.2 ppg to Olympiakos’ 77.3, while Olympiakos have a better defense, allowing a second-best 76.9 ppg to Zalgiris’ 79.8. Zalgiris have a better accuracy both from inside the arc with 54.3% to Olympiakos’ 51.6% and from outside the arc with a second-best 41.9% to Olympiakos’ second-worse of 33.3%. Zalgiris are also better in assists made, with 19.5 to Olympiakos’ 16, while Olympiakos grab more rebounds, with 36.1 to Zalgiris’ 33.3 and commit less turnovers (12.5 to 12.9). Zalgiris have been very strong at home throughout this season and undefeated by Olympiakos. Expect them to win today and close the series in order to avoid a game 5 on the road.
Olympiakos vs Zalgiris Kaunas Game 4 Prediction: Zalgiris Kaunas -4 (-110)