In the 26th round of action the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball, two teams sitting on opposite sides of the league table are clashing, when the Italian Olimpia Milano (9-16) are hosting the Spanish Real Madrid (15-10) on Tuesday, March 13th 2018. The game takes place at the Mediolanum Forum in the city of Milan, Italy.
Date/Time: 03-13-2018, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Olimpia Milano +5
Real Madrid have a 15-10 record so far this season and are currently tied with Zalgiris in the 4th place of the league table. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against Panathinaikos with a 92-75 score. They are led in scoring by Luka Doncic with 17 ppg, adding 5 rebounds and a team high 4.5 assists per game. He is followed by Gustavo Ayon with 10.2 ppg and a team high 7.1 rebounds per game, while Trey Thompkins adds 9.8 ppg and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersOlimpia Milan have a 9-16 record so far this season and are currently tied with two more teams in the 12th place of the league table. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against Khimki with a 77-86 score. They are led in scoring by Andrew Goudelock with 13.8 ppg, while Jordan Theodore adds 12.6 ppg and a team high 4.7 assists per game. Mindaugas Kuzminskas follows with 11.3 ppg and Vladimir Micov adds 10.6 ppg.
In their previous meeting in the first round, Real Madrid won at home with a 100-90 score. Olimpia Milano are 5-7 at home so far this season, while Real Madrid are 6-6 on the road. Real Madrid are better both offensively, scoring a second-best 85.4 ppg to Milano’s 81.6 and defensively, allowing 79 ppg to Milano’s 85.7. Both teams have very similar percentages both in field goals, shooting with 47.6% and 47% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36.8% and 36.6%. Real Madrid are better both in rebounding, grabbing a league-best 33.2 to Milano’s league-low of 28 and in assists made, with 18.9 to Milano’s 16.3. Real Madrid are the favorite for the win but they have been mediocre on the road throughout the season, so expect a closer game than 5 points. Pick Olimpia Milano in this one.
Real Madrid vs Olimpia Milano Prediction: Olimpia Milano +5 (-107)