Brose (6-4 ATS at home and on 6-0 ATS run) welcomes best Euroleague road performers (Zalgiris is 9-2 ATS in away games this season) in very important battle. A.Trinichieri can’t count on A.Strelnieks (important rotation players), R.Javtokas is absent for Zalgiris (not important this season).
As for me Zalgiris has more quality on the bench and that might help them tonight. Brose coach trust a lot of playing time to 7 players, one of them was Strelnieks. Without Latvian shooting guard they will miss important part of puzzle. Jerry McNeal fails to provide points to substitute him.
Zalgiris showing solid basketball in recent weeks. Their roster depth and defense helps to stay in the game. Javtokas miss is not important, because there are two more centers (Kavaliauskas and Lima) and Jasikevicius use Jatvokas only against tall centers like Tomic from Barcelona. Brose play with undersized roster and it suits Zalgiris.
Lithuanian teams always were hard and not comfortable opponents for German clubs. Bamberg is on 6-0 ATS run at home, but this time they are overpriced and value is on away side, so I think it’s good moment to end that winning streak of Brose. Also Zalgiris might have a little bit more motivation here, because they are closes to playoff zone and has more realistic chances to fight for playoffs. I expect close game with possible upset for Brose.
Pick: Zalgiris +5,5 @ 1.99 Pinnacle