Darussafaka hosts Panathinaikos in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague at Volkswagen Arena on Thursday, with Darussafaka looking to bounce back in this game and Panathinaikos hoping to turn their latest victory into another streak.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul heads into this game after facing crucial defeat against Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv at Menora Mivtachim Arena on Thursday night. Darussafaka has lost four consecutive games and eight of his last nine. The club sits last in the league table with a league-worst record of 3-21. The club are led in scoring by Toney Douglas averaging 14.9 ppg and 1.8 steals per game at the end of play in Round 24 of the tournament.
The Panathinaikos enter the game in 11th place, but with only one less victory than teams tied in seventh place, so this is a game they can not afford to lose. The club, 11-13 overall and 2-10 on the road this season with one of those wins came last week in Gran Canaria, take a two-game winning streak on the road to Istanbul. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens are led in scoring by Nick Calathes averaging 11.8 ppg and 1.7 steals per game at the end of play in Round 24 of the tournament.
Basketball EuroLeague Darussafaka vs Panathinaikos Prediction
In their previous meeting earlier this season Panathinaikos bested Darussafaka 75-67 in Round 12 of the competition. Darussafaka have a 3-8 home record so far, while Panathinaikos are 2-10 on the road this season.
Darussafaka averaged 73.5 points per games and allowed 87.5 points per game of their last four games in the EuroLeague, while Panathinaikos seems to have found its groove offensively with at least 88 points in three of its last four games. We expect the total points scored in this game will be Over 156.
Basketball EuroLeague Darussafaka vs Panathinaikos Prediction: Total Points: Over 156 @ 1.73 at 888 Sports