In the 11th round of Euroleague Basketball, two teams coming off opposite outcomes in their previous matches are clashing. The Greek Olympiacos Piraeus (5-3), are hosting the Spanish Champions of Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (4-5). The hosts missed the previous double week due to coronavirus cases. The guests not only played twice last week, but they had a filler game on Monday.
Date/Time: 11-26-2020, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Olympiacos -5.5 Total: +155.5
Olympiacos have a 5-3 record and are sitting in the 7th place. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won Alba Berlin at home, 75-71. They were a 9.5-point favorite but didn’t cover the spread.
Shaquielle McKissic leads the team in scoring with 9.5 ppg.
Baskonia have a 4-5 record and are sitting in the 11th place. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak end. They lost at home by Zenit, 70-77. They were a 5-point favorite but failed to beat the odds.
Rokas Giedraitis leads the team in scoring with 13.8 ppg, shooting with 57.1% in field goals and 40.9% in 3-pointers.
In their two meetings last season, each team won once at home.
Olympiacos by 10 points and Baskonia by 16.
Olympiacos have won 15 straight times at home against Baskonia.
The last time they lost at home was back in the 2006/7 season.
They are 3-2 at home, while Baskonia are 0-2 on the road.
Baskonia are better offensively (79.8 to 76.6 ppg), while Olympiacos have the third-best defense in the league (73.9 to 75.4 ppg).
Both teams have a similar field goal percentage (47.6% to 47.4%), while Baskonia have a better 3-point percentage (38.4% to 34%).
Baskonia are better both in in rebounding (32.2 to 27.5) and in assists made (18.8 to 17.5).
On the other hand, Olympiacos are better in turnovers committed (13.4 to 15.9).
Bookmakers give Olympiacos a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They had a whole 12 days of rest, while Baskonia played three games in that span. Baskonia are still winless on the road this season and have always struggled in Piraeus.
Baskonia vs Olympiacos Prediction: Olympiacos -5.5 (-111)