Date/Time: 12-06-2018, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Zalgiris Kaunas -1.5
In the 11th round of action in the Euroleague Basketball, two teams coming off victories in their latest matchups are clashing, when the Lithuanian champions Zalgiris Kaunas (4-6), who ended a losing streak and want to continue on the winning ways, are hosting the Greek Olympiakos Piraeus (6-4), who want to extend their current winning streak. The game takes place at the Zalgirio Arena in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania on Thursday, December 6th 2018.
Zalgiris Kaunas have a 4-6 record so far this season and are currently tied with two more teams in the 9th place of the league. In their last game they snapped a three-game losing streak by winning at home against Olimpia Milano with an 83-78 score. They are led in scoring by Brandon Davies with 15.7 ppg, adding a team high 6.1 rebounds per game. He is followed by Nate Wolters with 14.3 ppg, 3.6 rebounds and a team high 5.6 assists per game, while Aaron White adds 9.2 ppg and 4.6 rebounds.
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In their six meetings last season Zalgiris led Olympiakos 5-1 wins, including a 3-1 win in the playoffs. Zalgiris have a 1-5 home record so far, while Olympiakos are 3-2 on the road. Zalgiris are better offensively, scoring 83 ppg to Olympiakos’ 77.5, while Olympiakos are better defensively, allowing 77.5 ppg to Zalgiris’ 83. Zalgiris have a better accuracy both from the field (51% to 49.4%) and from behind the arc (38.8% to 36.5%). Olympiakos on the other hand are better both in turnovers committed (12.3 to 13.1) and in rebounding (32 to 31), while Zalgiris are better in assists made (19.2 to 18.9). Zalgiris have been the worse home team in the competition so far and expect Olympiakos to take advantage of that and get away with the road victory.
Olympiakos vs Zalgiris Kaunas Prediction: Olympiakos +1.5 (-109)