Galatasaray vs Unicaja by Robert
Galatasaray has great roster for this season with a lot of experienced players. Sadly, they are hit by injuries. They doesn't have 5 players and all of them would make a great starting 5 for the game. Injured are Nate Jawai, J. Gordon, E. Dudley, Pops-Bonsu and Markoishvilli. Those are big losses. Anyway, they still got Arroyo, Macvan and Hairston. If they got the feel for the game they can make Gala go for a win.
Situation: Galatasaray will play home game and they got 4 wins out of possible 7. They are almost assured place in TOP16.
Unicaja has 3 wins out of possible 7. This is cruicial game for them because Bayern has 3 wins too and after tonight's game between Gora and MDP one of those two teams will have 3 wins as well. If Unicaja would lose this game they would complicate their position in group.
Malaga has only 1 missing - Ryan Toolson, but Txemi Urtasun is back on the court. Anyway, head coach Joan Plaza mentioned that Urtasun is not fully ready for the game.
To my mind, we can expect there a tough fight with defensive style. Galatasaray will try to assure their position in TOP16 but I see more chances for Unicaja because of better rotation. Spanish team needs win much more. The main task for Joan Plaza is to fire up youngsters like Kuzminskas, Dragic, Sabonis because they can play big.
|Unicaja to win (OT incl)||Ladbrokes||1.95||8||78-71 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.