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Two teams with identical records so far this season are clashing in the 3rd round of the Euroleague Basketball, when the Greek Champions Panathinaikos (1-1), looking to bounce back after their latest loss, are hosting the Italian EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (1-1), who on the other hand want to continue on the winning ways.
Date/Time: 10-17-2019, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Panathinaikos -6
Panathinaikos have a 1-1 record so far this season and are currently tied with Olimpia Milano and six more teams in the 6th place of the league table. In their last game they lost on the road against Lyon-Villeurbanne with a 79-78 score. They are led in scoring by Deshaun Thomas with 20 ppg, adding a team high 8.5 boards per game. He is followed by Nick Calathes with 17 ppg, 3 boards and a team high 7.5 dimes per game.
Olimpia Milano also have a 1-1 record so far this season and are currently tied with Panathinaikos and three more teams in the sixth place of the league table. In their last game they won at home against Zalgiris Kaunas with an 85-81 score. They are led in scoring by Sergio Rodriguez with 15.5 ppg, adding a team high 6 dimes per game. He is followed by Luis Scola with 14 ppg and 5 boards per game.
In their two meetings last season each team won once on the road (Panathinaikos by 12 points and Milano by 3). Panathinaikos have a 1-0 home record so far this season, while Olimpia Milano are 0-1 on the road. Panathinaikos are better offensively, scoring 82.5 ppg to Milano’s 74.5, while Olimpia Milano are better defensively, allowing 79.5 ppg to Panathinaikos’ 80.5. Panathinaikos have better percentages both in field goals (53.2% to 43.6%) and in 3-pointers (39.4% to 30.6%). Milano on the other hand are better both in boards grabbed (32 to 29.5) and in turnovers committed (13.5 to 14.5), while Panathinaikos are better in dimes made (14 to 13.5). Bookmakers give Panathinaikos a -8.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as the guests will surely force a closer game than that.
Olimpia Milano vs Panathinaikos Prediction: Olimpia Milano +6 (-110)
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