Prediction: Crvena Zvezda vs Zalgiris Kaunas, Euroleauge
- Title : Prediction: Crvena Zvezda vs Zalgiris Kaunas, Euroleauge
In the past, Red Star had many problems against Zalgiris at home. Some on paper teams stronger than the Lithuanians had less success in Belgrade. Zalgiris have won 3 of their last 5 games here. However, Red Star is now in full swing. J. Loyd was named the best player of the 2nd round of the Euroleague. He and Hall are very valuable reinforcements and I expect a lot of pressure from them on Zalgiris guards. I also think that Red Star has an advantage in the center position. I expect a match with a small number of points and a Red Star victory of 5-7 points difference.
Crvena Zvezda vs Zalgiris
After the failure in the first round and the match against Fenerbahce, Crvena Zvezda completely redeemed itself in the duel with Baskonia, which ended with a score of 90:73 in favor of the hosts. In the meantime, a high victory was achieved in the ABA league match against Borac Cacak, so that the team from Belgrade can easily enter a series of good results. In those two victories, J. Loyd stood out, he scored 30 points against the Spanish team and 21 against Borac and showed that he would most likely be the most engaged player of the Serbian champion this season.
After a bizarre defeat and poor performance of Zalgiris two weeks ago in a duel with Lietkabelis, this team found a willing moment and showed the quality it possesses. Two victories at the start of the Euroleague against highly renowned rivals Olympiakos and Khimki were achieved. Both on the visiting court, which is a kind of success and a sign of this team's strength. Grigonis dominated in the last match against the Moscow team, scoring 21 points and adding 4 rebounds and 3 assists. This is a defensively tough team, and it is tough to score against them.
My prediction: Line - Including Overtime ,Zalgiris Kaunas+7.5