In the 6th round of Euroleague Basketball, two teams sitting surprisingly on opposite sides of the league table are clashing. The Spanish Powerhouse of Real Madrid (1-4), who are having their worse start of their history in the competition, are hosting the Bayern Munich (4-1). On the other hand, the Germans are red-hot and sitting in the first place.
Date/Time: 10-29-2020, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Real Madrid -7 Total: +158
Real Madrid have a 1-4 record and are sitting in the third to last place of the league. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game the lost by Barcelona on the road, 79-72. They were a 3.5-point underdog but failed to beat the odds.
Trey Thompkins leads the team in scoring with 12.8 ppg, adding 4.4 rebounds per game.
Bayern have a 4-1 record and are tied three more teams in the first place. They have four consecutive wins. In their last game they won Olympiacos at home, 74-68. They were a 2-point underdog but managed to cover the spread.
Vladimir Lucic leads the team in scoring with 17.2 ppg, adding 4.6 rebounds per game.
In their only meeting last season, Bayern won at home by 9 points.
Real leads Bayern 5-2 wins all-time in Euroleague.
Real are 1-1 at home, while Bayern are 3-0 on the road.
Bayern have the second-best offense (80.6 to 75.2 ppg) and are also better defensively (74.8 to 83.3 ppg).
They also have a better field goal percentage (47.1% to 44.7%), while Real have a better 3-point percentage (38.7% to 33.3%).
Bayern are better in turnovers committed (13.4 to 14.2), while both teams are very close both in assists made (15.8 to 15.4) and in rebounding (31 to 30.6).
Bookmakers give Real Madrid a -7 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. While they are the favorite for the win, the red-hot Bayern will surely force a closer game than that.
Bayern vs Real Madrid Prediction: Bayern +7 (-107)