Two teams tied in the second place of the Euroleague Basketball are clashing in the 5th round of action. The German Bayern Munich (3-1), are hosting the Greek Olympiacos Piraeus (3-1), with both teams coming in this game hot, having won their last three matches and looking to extend those winning streaks today.
Date/Time: 10-23-2020, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Bayern +1.5 Total: +152.5
Bayern have a 3-1 record and are tied with Olympiacos and four more teams in the second place of the league. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won Fenerbahce on the road, 71-75. They were a 7-point underdog but managed to beat the odds.
Vladimir Lucic leads the team in scoring with 17.5 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds per game.
Olympiacos also have a 3-1 record and are tied Bayern and 4 more teams in the 2nd place. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won Maccabi Tel Aviv at home, 85-82. They were a 3-point favorite and tied the spread.
Aaron Harrison and Georgios Printezis lead the team in scoring with 10.8 ppg apiece.
In their only meeting last season, Olympiacos won on the road, 68-82.
They lead Bayern 5-1 wins all-time in Euroleague.
Bayern are 0-1 at home (6-8 last season), while Olympiacos are 1-0 on the road (3-11 last season).
Bayern has the best offense in the league (82.3 to 79 ppg), while Olympiacos has the fifth-best defense (74 to 76.5).
Both teams are very close in shooting percentages. 47.4% to 47% from the field and 33.3% from behind the arc.
Olympiacos is better both in in assists made (18.2 to 16) and in turnovers committed (11.2 to 13.2).
On the other hand, Bayern are slightly better in rebounding (32 to 31).
Bookmakers give Olympiacos a -2 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. They have been historically weak on the road and Bayern are rolling right now.
Olympiacos vs Bayern Prediction: Bayern +1.5 (-109)