Baskets Bamberg – Unics Kazan

Brose BasketsTwo slow-paced and defensive minded teams will meet each other in Bamberg. Both lost their first games and motivated to get their first win. 

Quino Colom and Anton Ponkrashov (Unics point guards) prefer to play low pace basketball with long possessions and minimal risk of lost balls. Team is full of experienced players, but either of them is athletic player, who can run the floor and score points. So that’s absolutely normal that head coach E.Pashutin decided to build game around pace control & defense. Actually Unics prefer to adapt to opponent style.

Brose Baskets A.Trinichieri knows Unics players very well, because he worked in Kazan few seasons ago and was fired due the bad results. I am absolutely sure that Brose will be excellently prepared for this game. German champions playing superb defense this season. In BBL they are limiting opponents under 0.78 points/possession and in their first game in Euroleague they limited Fenerbahce to 67 points (0.91 pts/poss.). Also they become slower (comparing to last season). I think this happens because Zisis gets 30+ minutes per game and he is known as half-court game & defensive specialist.

I expect very slow game here (around 130-135 attacks) and normally it should finish in 135-147 points range, because Brose at home has 0.95 pts/attack and Unics so far 1.02 pts/attack (home & away). So under is the most logical choice here.

Pick: Under 146.5 @ 1.96 Pinnacle

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