Virtus Bologna Vs. Baskonia: Round 34 match prediction.

Virtus Bologna will face Baskonia in the 34th round of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague at the LDLC Arena on April 12, 2024, at 19:00 (UTC). The match is crucial for both teams as a victory would provide them with a significant advantage in this year’s Euroleague play-in, securing the 8th place. It’s worth noting that Virtus Bologna currently holds 9th place in the standings with 17 wins and 16 losses, while Baskonia, with the same win record, occupies the 8th place. The winner of this match will secure 8th place and face Maccabi Tel Aviv on the road in a single game. Conversely, the loser will confront the winner of the match between the 9th and 10th place teams, albeit this time at home.

Two potential scenarios arise if Efes, currently in 10th place, manages to defeat Crvena Zvezda in their final home game. If Virtus Bologna suffers defeat, they will descend to 10th place, the least favorable position despite being in the play-in. If Baskonia loses, they will claim 9th place due to a superior point difference in their encounters with Efes. Consequently, they will enjoy an advantage over 10th place Efes, hosting them in a single game.

Status and latest news about Virtus Bologna.

Virtus Bologna has experienced a significant decline in performance over the last few rounds, distancing themselves from the top of the table. With just 2 wins in their last 10 games, they find themselves in a precarious position. The upcoming match against Baskonia is arguably the most crucial of the season, offering them a chance to salvage their situation with a victory. T. Shengelia appears to be in good form and is poised to be a key player in the match against Baskonia. The home advantage is undoubtedly a factor, and Virtus Bologna possesses the quality necessary to emerge victorious.

In their recent game in the 33rd round, they suffered a 90-75 defeat against Emporio Armani, with N. Mirotic shining with 18 points, while T. Shengelia stood out for Virtus Bologna with 21 points. Ahead of the clash with Baskonia, Luca Banchi faces no significant absence issues and will have his full roster available to vie for the win.

Status and latest news about Baskonia.

In the Baskonia camp, there’s a distinct air of prevailing optimism, with the team’s situation seeming to have reached its peak in the last round, underscored by a remarkable 91-95 away victory against Real Madrid. Marcus Howard’s impressive 35-point performance showcases his excellent form. As they gear up to face Virtus Bologna, they won’t be hampered by any significant absences, much to the delight of Dusko Ivanovic, who sees his team edging closer to their objectives.

Undoubtedly, the upcoming match against Virtus Bologna promises to be intense, with both teams prioritizing defense in pursuit of victory. While the LDLC Arena poses a formidable challenge, Baskonia acknowledges the importance of securing a win there to advance in the standings. It’s worth noting that Virtus Bologna previously defeated them at Baskonia’s home with a score of 81-91.

Virtus Bologna Vs. Baskonia: Who will win?

Virtus Bologna is poised to bounce back to winning form, which will provide the much-needed psychological boost for the remainder of the season. This game holds significant importance for them, arguably the most crucial of the season in the Euroleague. With their depth and quality, Virtus’ team has the capability to emerge victorious, especially considering they managed to triumph on the road previously. I anticipate Virtus Bologna entering the game with heightened energy, aiming to establish an early advantage. I firmly believe that the spotlight will be on the team’s starter, T. Shengelia, and based on these factors, I will suggest the points to bet on.

In the Virtus Bologna vs. Baskonia match, the recommendation is to bet on Virtus Bologna to win with a handicap of -10.5 points.

Bet Builder:

  • Over 18.5 Points: T. Shengelia
  • Over 5.5 Rebounds: M. Costello
  • Over 2.5 3P made: M. Howard


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