Panathinaikos vs Fenerbahce (By: Khum)
Panathinaikos - Fenerbahce
The no1 ranked team in Euroleague so far goes in Athens in order to preserve their position against the team holding the last qualyfing spot. That sounds like we should have a serious game.
Panathinaikos have the league's 5th defense, but that's not sustained by a good offense, as they are the league’s fifth-worst offense (80.1 ppg) and fourth-worst record in the assist-to-turnover ratio.
That will not help them very much when hosting the best defense in the Euroleague, which allows only 77.3 points per game. Obradovic's Fener is playing some old school basketball, with long possesions, good use of the shut clock and lock down defense. They control the pace and I expect them to count on that today, as usual.
On the road Fener has allowed 89 points from Anadolu one month and a half ago, while in the other 5 games they have kept the opponents under 75 points (75 Zalgiris, 72 Baskonia, 72 Olympiakos, 70 Maccabi and 65 Barcelona). As we can see the trend is constantly going down, while the average is 72 ppg.
We should see a under game today, but I find it even more likely that 79 points are too big of a line for what the turkish team should allow today.
Let's go green!
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Panathinaikos vs Fenerbahce prediction
|Panathiaikos to score under 79 points in the game||Pinnacle||1.94||9||69 WON (+8.46 units)|