Maccabi Tel Aviv look to continue to make a playoff push in the Euroleague as they host Olympiakos in Tel Aviv.
Maccabi are just 11th tied best team in covering total point overs at home this season at 50% (5-5). Total for this game is 157.5 and Maccabi had that exact total against Barcelona which resulted in an over in a 99-83 win. Another couple of close totals to 157.5 that Maccabi had at home this season was 158 pts against Panathinaikos which also was an over in a 84-75 win and a 156.5 total against Khimki which was an under (79-63).
Olympiakos are also covering total point overs away from home this season at 50% which is 7th best in the Euroleague. Olympiakos have not had a 157.5 total but have had similar 158.5 total against Bayern which ended with an Under in a 62-72 Olympiakos win.
Maccabi are tied 5th best in Euroleague at covering Handicaps at home this season at 60% (6-4). Maccabi are 4 point favourites in this game and they’ve been that once against Milano which they didn’t cover despite winning 94-92. They also had similar Handicaps against Bayern being 4.5 point favourites covering it with a 95-71 win and they were 3.5 point favourites against Barcelona also covering it with a 99-83 win.
Despite being 3rd best at covering Handicaps on the road, Olympiakos percentage isn’t too high at 50% (5-5). Olympiakos have recently struggled to cover road Handicaps failing to cover 3 straight Handicaps away from home. Olympiakos have been 4 point underdogs twice on the road this season at Baskonia and Barcelona covering both of them with 80-85 and 60-69 wins. They were also 4.5 point underdogs against Panathinaikos which they didn’t cover losing 93-80 and 3.5 point underdogs against Khimki covering winning 66-87 so they’re pretty good at covering Handicaps as around 4 point underdogs like for this game.
Recent H2H in Tel Aviv
Olympiakos have been successful in Tel Aviv winning 3 straight road games against Maccabi on the road.
Most recently, Olympiakos won in Tel Aviv 68-69 last season. In that game Olympiakos covered a +2.5 Handicap and the total points 152.5 resulted with an under as the game was very low scoring totalling 137 points.
Maccabi Tel Aviv: Maccabi don’t have any serious injury concerns regarding this match up.
Olympiakos: Nikola Milutinov and Kostas Papanikolaou are both game time decisions. Dimitrios Agravanis will likely be out for the Greek team.
Tip Off – 7th February 2019 – 7:05pm UK Time