Euroleague Bayern vs Panathinaikos Preview and Prediction

Bayern vs Panathinaikos

In the 11th round of Euroleague Basketball, two teams sitting on opposite sides of the league table are clashing. The Greek Champions of Panathinaikos Athens (2-6), are hosting the German Bayern Munich (7-3). The hosts are tied for the longest active losing streak, having lost 4 straight games. The guests suffered just their third defeat this season and both teams are looking to bounce back today.

Date/Time: 11-27-2020, 14:00 EDT

Spread: Panathinaikos -1 Total: +158.5


Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos have a 2-6 record and are tied with Alba Berlin in the 15th place. They have lost six of their last seven matches. In their last game they lost by Baskonia on the road, 93-72. They were a 3.5-point underdog and failed to cover the spread.

Nemanja Nedovic leads the team in scoring with 14 ppg, adding 3.4 assists per game.

Bayern

Bayern have a 7-3 record and are tied with CSKA Moscow in the second place. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak end. They lost by CSKA Moscow at home, 81-89. They were a 5-point underdog and didn’t cover the spread.

Vladimir Lucic leads the team in scoring with 14.3 ppg, adding 4.9 rebounds per game.

Head-to-Head

Panathinaikos won both meetings against Bayern last season.

At home by 15 points and on the road by 12.

They also lead them 4-2 wins all-time in Euroleague, having won all 4 home games.

Panathinaikos are 1-3 at home, while Bayern are 4-1 on the road.

Bayern are better offensively (80.4 to 79.4 ppg) and Panathinaikos have the third-worse defense in the league (84.5 to 77.2 ppg).

Bayern have a better field goal percentage (47.2% to 45.2%), while both teams have an identical 3-point percentage (36.3%).

Panathinaikos are better in rebounding (31.6 to 30.5).

Both teams are very close both in assists made (16.5 to 16.4) and in turnovers committed (12.4 to 12.7).

Prediction

Bookmakers give Panathinaikos a -1 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They need to bounce back sooner than later and playing in their home court even without fans is the perfect opportunity.

Bayern vs Panathinaikos Prediction: Panathinaikos -1 (-109)

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