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Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia Prediction: Expert Picks, Preview News, Injury Report, H2H, 4/16/24

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia Prediction: Expert Picks, Preview News, Injury Report, H2H, 4/16/24
Nikola Krstic / Alamy Stock Photo: Wade Baldwin IV of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv in action

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Baskonia face off in Belgrade in the Play-In, with the winner having the opportunity to advance directly to a playoff series with Panathinaikos. Both teams have shown strong offensive performances at the end of the regular season, so our prediction for the Maccabi vs Baskonia matchup is over 173.5 total points.

Maccabi Tel Aviv are favorite with an implied probability of 64.9% to win this one at 1.54 odds, while Baskonia is available at 2.55 odds. The point spread is +/-3.5 points and the total points line is at 173.5. 

Maccabi Tel Aviv will face Baskonia on Tuesday evening at the Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia. For more Euroleague picks from Agbeniga Ayobami and other basketball experts, visit our Expert Insights section.

Maccabi vs Baskonia Prediction, Picks 

  • Selection: Over 173.5 Points
  • Odds: 1.90
  • Bookmaker: Bet365
  • Stake: 5/10

Odds available as of 15th April 2024. Odds may now differ. 

Go with our tip at bet365
Given the strong offensive performances from both Maccabi and Baskonia in their recent games, as well as the firepower in their backcourts, it’s reasonable to expect a high-scoring affair when they face off. Maccabi has been averaging 92 points per game over their last eight games, while Baskonia also scored 95 points in their recent road victories.

With Markus Howard and Wade Baldwin leading the charge as the top scorers for their respective teams, and playmakers like Codi Miller-McIntyre and Lorenzo Brown orchestrating the offense, there’s potential for a shootout between these talented backcourt players. Considering these factors, the over-market could indeed be a profitable option for this game. My Maccabi vs Baskonia prediction is for at least 173.5 points.

Maccabi vs Baskonia Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
  • Time: 18:00 (CET)
  • Arena:  Stark Arena.
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia.

Maccabi Tel Aviv Injury Report, Team News, Schedule

Maccabi Tel Aviv had a solid regular season, finishing with a record of 20 wins and 14 losses, securing the seventh spot in the standings. Despite narrowly missing out on sixth place to Fenerbahce, Maccabi was strong particularly towards the end of the season, winning seven out of their last eight games in the EuroLeague. 

Wade Baldwin has been instrumental for Maccabi throughout the season. Baldwin, known for his clutch performances in March and April, has been consistent, ranking third in scoring (17.7 ppg) and Player Index Rating (19.5). 

Maccabi leads the league in offensive rebounds (13.0 per game) and steals (7.3 per game). They rank second in multiple areas, including team PIR (99.2 per game), scoring (87.7 points per game), assists (19.6 per game), blocks (3.1 per game), and rebounding (36.0 per game). However, they have allowed the highest average points per game (86.7) in the league.

With John Dibartolomeo nursing a shoulder injury and doubtful for upcoming games, Maccabi will need other players to step up to maintain their momentum heading into the playoffs. 

Baskonia Injury Report, Team News, Schedule

Baskonia finished the regular season on a high note, securing the eighth spot with a 91-95 victory over Virtus Bologna. Markus Howard led the charge with an impressive 34-point performance, propelling Baskonia to overcome a 13-point second-quarter deficit and secure the crucial win. With this victory, Baskonia concluded the regular season with 18 wins and 16 losses, earning them a spot in the playoffs.

Throughout the regular season, Baskonia ranks second in the league in three-point shots made, averaging 10.4 per game. Additionally, Baskonia’s strong presence on the defensive glass is evident as they rank second in defensive rebounding, averaging 24.9 per game. Furthermore, Baskonia leads the league with a low average of only 10.8 turnovers forced per game.

Maccabi vs Baskonia Trends

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv has a 13-4 record playing at home.
  • Baskonia has an 8-9 record playing away from home.
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv is 20-14 SU.
  • Baskonia is 18-16 SU.

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Baskonia H2H 

Maccabi Tel Aviv has a 19-18 record in their head-to-head matchups. Their encounters have produced memorable moments, including two Final Four meetings. In 2005, Maccabi secured a championship victory over Baskonia with a commanding 90-78 win in Moscow, successfully defending their title. Additionally, Maccabi prevailed over Baskonia in the 2011 EuroLeague Playoffs series with a 3-1 outcome.

However, Baskonia has also left its mark in recent matchups. In a game last season in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Baskonia’s 116-87 victory over Maccabi set a club record for the most points allowed by Maccabi in a EuroLeague game this century.

Individually, players from both teams have delivered standout performances. Maccabi’s James Webb achieved his career-high index rating of 24 in a Round 15 victory over Baskonia this season. Likewise, Maccabi’s Jasiel Rivero matched his career-high with 7 rebounds in the same Round 15 matchup against Baskonia. Additionally, John DiBartolomeo of Maccabi recorded a career-high 6 assists against Baskonia in October 2017, a feat he repeated in a win over Baskonia in November 2019.  


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