Ephesus may be excluded from the playoffs
Efes has only 7 games left in the regular season, but the team is only in tenth place. The difference from the eight is only two wins, while there is one more game in the hand. In their last match, the Turkish club lost away to Maccabi Tel Aviv with a score of 64:86, this defeat was the second in a row in the championship. Missing the play-offs will be a great sensation, because Efes is the winner of the last two seasons of the Euroleague. Before this meeting, the club has one personnel loss.
Madrid can fight for the lead
Real have no problems in the Euroleague this season, the club is second in the regular season, ahead of the leader by a win, and the match is in the hand. In the last match, Madrid beat Valencia on their home court with a score of 95:91, the victory being the sixth of seven matches of the tournament. The team will definitely advance to the playoffs, the main question is from where. Of course, the club wants to win the Euroleague, there are all chances for that. One basketball player will miss due to injury.
There is no favorite in this confrontation, Ephesus needs a victory in this battle, but Real Madrid will surely want to upset the opponent for the final of last season. A difficult battle awaits us, which can end with any outcome. We don’t expect a lot of points scored, so betting on the total below 164.5 points seems logical.