Date/Time: 04-27-2018, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Real Madrid -6.5
In this Euroleague Basketball quarterfinal, we have game 4 between the 5th-seeded Real Madrid (19-11), who lead the series 2-1 wins, and the 4th-seeded Panathinaikos (19-11) who are with their backs against the wall and in desperate need for a victory that will force a game 5 in Athens. The game takes place at the Wizink Center in the city of Madrid, Spain on Friday, April 27th 2018.
Real Madrid had a 19-11 record in the regular season and finished in the 5th place of the league. They are 5-1 in their last 6 matches and in their last game they were victorious against Panathinaikos, 81-74. Luka Doncic leads the team in scoring with 16 ppg. He adds 4.9 boards and 4.4 dimes per game and he is followed by Trey Thompkins with 9.4 ppg and 5.2 boards per game, while Jaycee Carroll adds 9.4 ppg as well. Gustavo Ayon adds 9.3 ppg and a team-best 5.7 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersPanathinaikos had a 19-11 record in the regular season and finished in the 4th place of the league. They have back-to-back losses and in game three they lost on the road by Real Madrid with an 81-74 score. Mike James leads the team in scoring with with 16 ppg. He adds 3.9 dimes per game and he is followed by Nick Calathes with 14.4 ppg, 3.9 boards and a team-best 8.2 dimes per game. James Gist adds 10.1 ppg and 4.5 boards per game.
Real Madrid are 12-4 at home so far this season, while Panathinaikos are 6-10 on the road. In their five previous meetings earlier this season, Real Madrid lead 3-2 wins. They have a perfect 2-0 at home against Panathinaikos. Real have the second-best offense in the league with 85.6 ppg to Panathinaikos’ 79.4, while Panathinaikos have the third-best defense, allowing 77.6 ppg to Real Madrid’s 80.2. Real a better accuracy both from inside the arc with 55% to Panathinaikos’ 54.2% and from outside the arc, shooting with 37.6% to Panathinaikos’ 35.5%. Real also grab more rebounds (35.5 to 32.9) and dish more assists (19.4 to 16.5), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers (11.2 to 11.3). Real Madrid have the momentum and experience to get another home win that will end the series. Expect them to win by more than 7 points against a weak on the road Panathinaikos team.
Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid Game 4 Prediction: Real Madrid -6.5 (-108)