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Olimpia Milano vs Baskonia

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Olimpia Milano and Baskonia will meet each other tonight in the seventh round of the EuroLeague. The Italian giant is in a great form, winning six of the last seven matches in all competitions, including even five wins in a row in the EuroLeague. On the other hand, Baskonia is in a slightly weaker form compared to them, winning four of the last six matches. But, after the four consecutive defeats they had, it’s commendable.

MATCH PREVIEW

Ettore Messina does a great job in Milano. His team is enjoying his best EuroLeague start in this century, ranking highly in a few categories. Chief among them are three-point accuracy (44.2%), in which Olimpia Milano ranks first. A good three-point accuracy will be necessary against Baskonia that has the best defense in the EuroLeague this season, allowing just 69.3 points per game, as well as the control of the game pace, because Baskonia likes to enjoy the transition game. With some great players in their squad, such as Sergio Rodriguez, Andrea Cinciarini and Nemanja Nedovic, they should be capable to control it.

Baskonia is coming to Milano after a convincing 93:60 win at home in the sixth round against Bayern Munich, the only team to have beaten Armani Milano in the EuroLeague this season. They are the EuroLeague’s top rebounding and shot-blocking team. But, on the road against a first-place team, those elements will be even more important to maintain.

PREDICTION

Olimpia Milano is a slight favorite and should establish control of the game from the first quarter. They have won eight of their last 12 matches against Baskonia, including six wins in a row at Mediolanum Forum. We predict the hosts will have a lead at halftime, including their win at the end of the match.

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