Zadar vs Olimpija
This will be the battle of the teams coming from the bottom of the table and teams that are coming into this game after 2 consecutive losses. Zadar loss to Cedevita was expected while their loss to FMP was a 50/50 chance but since FMP gave a solid game in Belgrade against Partizan before that, then not so much. On other hand Petrol Olimpija lost to Mornar and then at home to Partizan. In their game against Partizan they were equal to Partizan all until the last minutes, but actually they were the ones catching up throughout of the game. It is interesting that Olimpija collected only 66 points in game against Partizan and to be honest their game was not that bad, Špan and Lorbek had decent shooting game behind the arc, around 40% and this was their main tactic with addition of few points of Sandon and Begić while their other American Jones had poor performance.
I will not go deep into Zadar but they had some nice wins this season and at their home court they should be always considered favorites, especially against bottom table teams, even though in this game it is expected to be a close game. I give Zadar advantage due to home court and they also added very experienced Luka Žorić(center) to their roster. Considering that Olimpija collected only 66 points in their last game, I don't expect that even 10 pts more here would be enough for them in this game. I am not sure about the tempo, bookies expect a high scoring game but I can see 80:75 result in this game.
Zadar vs Olimpija prediction
|Zadar ML||Pinnacle||1.67||7||84-80 WON (+4.69 units)|