Some kind of rotation expected from A.Trinichieri in Milan, because on Sunday Brose meets Ulm in BBL. Sunday game is most important this week, while there is nothing to fight for in Euroleague (except prize money).
Milan showed us that they are ready to fight for pride against not-motivated teams from their level. They won against Galatasaray, Olympiacos and Darussafaka, but than collapsed against higher level Barcelona and motivated Crvena Zvezda.
Now they are getting -1,5 line against injury-troubled Bamberg. In last games A.Trinichieri benched two starters from the beginning of the game and gave many minutes to second unit players (Nikolic, Heckmann, McNeal) and it is expected that he will continue to use extended rotation tonight too. Sure it doesn’t mean that they are going to lose this game because of that, but that at least such maneuvers should not help team, which lost 11/14 games on the road this season.
Simon, Fontecchio and Dragic – injured for J.Respesa team, but Kalnietis has returned to the floor in Greece and Rakeem Sanders expected to be in rotation today (game-time decision right now).
Milan at home can’t be evaluated one level below Brose Baskets, especially in current injury situation for guests. They should get at least -4 line and I expect them to take revenge for 1st round loss in overtime.
Prediction: Milan 82 – 75 Brose Baskets
Pick: Milano @ 1.97 Pinnacle