Panathinaikos vs Bayern (By: Miyagi)
There have been a few changes ever since coach Pitino took over and one of those Mitoglou's playing time which has increased. Pitino probably likes what he sees in Mitoglou and trusted the young Center enough to use him for more than 20 minutes in important games against CSKA and Olympiacos.
Mitoglou was very good 3 days ago for the Greek League against Holargos and finished the game with a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes, which should be an extra reason for Pitino (who made a career working with young players) to prefer him over the aged and struggling veterans Lasme and Gist today, and maybe even include him in the starting lineup for the first time.
Mitoglou has gathered 4 or more rebounds in 7 of the 9 games that he stayed on the court or more than 10 minutes in EL this season. In his last two games, he had 7 against CSKA and 5 against Olympiacos.
I get the impression that Pitino likes Mitoglou's contribution and he wants to work with him (although the team is in search of a more reliable big guy at the moment) so I have no doubts that Mitoglou will get the lion's share of minutes at Center position today and should be able to grab at least 4 rebounds thus this line is absurd imho.
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Panathinaikos vs Bayern prediction
|Konstantinos Mitoglou Over 3.5 Rebounds||Bet365||1.83||9||77-67 LOST (-9 units)|