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Maccabi Tel Aviv is opening the new EuroLeague season hosting Partizan from Belgrade. Maccabi is the pride of Israel and will have their arena packed and ready for Zeljko Obradovic and his team. Partizan had a slow start to the season but there is no question that they will be competitive in this game.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Partizan – game predictions
- 1 Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Partizan – game predictions
- 2 How good is Partizan this season?
- 3 Key game details
Given the odds, Maccabi Tel Aviv is the favourite to win this game, but looking at their head to head games, Partizan has won 3 of the last 4 games.
Prediction 1: Partizan +4.5 @ 17/20 (1.85)
Maccabi Tel Aviv does not look very scary on paper, but we all know how difficult it is for a visiting team to win at the Menora Mivtachim Arena. The Israeli team plays high-paced basketball and will try to set the tone early in the game. No tactics can surprise Partizan’s coach, Zeljko Obradovic, and he will have his players ready to fight. The team from Belgrade made a couple of significant changes in the offseason, and we will see how well the new players will click together. Kevin Punter Jr. is one of the best scorers in the EuroLeague, and no matter what, he will keep Partizan close in this game, which will allow them to cover the +4.5 points spread.
Prediction 2: PJ Dozier over 10.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
After six seasons in the NBA, PJ Dozier moved to Europe to sign with Partizan. He is a combo guard who can play well on both ends of the floor, and Obradovic is expecting him to take over games when needed. This is a huge challenge for the American, who will try to step up from the first game and show that he can lead this team. His point line is set at 10.5 for tonight’s game, which is something that he will be able to surpass. He will play at least 25 minutes in Tel Aviv, and knowing how aggressive he is, he will have many scoring opportunities from the field and the free-throw line, which will eventually take him over 10.5 points.
How good is Partizan this season?
With the return of head coach Zeljko Obradovic in Belgrade, a new era for Partizan began. They got back in the EuroLeague and managed to invest enough money to become a legit contender in the competition. They almost made it to the Final Four last season, and anything but that would be considered a failure this season. Their roster looks good, but Obradovic will need to get the best out of his players to go deep in the EuroLeague.
Maccabi Tel Aviv news, injuries, and starting lineups
it’s been a while since Maccabi Tel Aviv had a significant success in the EuroLeague, and their roster does not look very promising this year either. Lorenzo Brown is the only top-level player in Tel Aviv, and how good they can be, we will see in the opening game against Partizan.
Maccabi Tel Aviv injury report
Maccabi Tel Aviv starting lineup
Lorenzo Brown, Wade Baldvin IV, James Webb III, Rafi Menco and Josh Nebo
Partizan news, injuries, and starting lineups
Partizan failed just short of making it to the Final Four last season after spilling a 2-0 lead against Real Madrid. The team from Belgrade added a couple of players from the NBA to the roster and hopes that it will be enough to go deep in the EuroLeague this season.
Partizan injury report
Partizan starting lineup
Ognjen Jaramaz, Kevin Punter, PJ Dozier, Zach Leday and Frank Kaminsky
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Partizan head to head record
Maccabi Tel Aviv leads 9-8 in the previous games against Partizan.
- 11.01.2023: Maccabi Tel Aviv won 90-81 in Tel Aviv
- 18.11.2022: Partizan won 96-88 in Belgrade
- 07.09.2019: Partizan won 84-76 in Belgrade
- 20.03.2014: Partizan won 72-70 in Belgrade
- 23.01.2014: Maccabi Tel Aviv won 88-67 in Tel Aviv
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 5th, 2023 at 19:05 GMT
- Venue: Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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