Olimpia Milano vs. Monaco Prediction, Tips & Odds – Mar. 31, 2022
Fans of the EuroLeague will have the chance to watch the game between two excellent offensive teams today. Olimpia Milano will host Monaco.
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For the second year in a row, Milan secured home-court advantage for the Euroleague quarterfinals. Last season, that was crucial as there were no breaks in five games against Bayern. The next goal is to avoid fourth place, as it will most likely lead to Anadolu Efes, the current champion. Efes will almost certainly finish the regular season in fifth place which means the goal is to avoid the fourth place. The good thing for Milan is that they depend on themselves and with two wins in last two rounds they will be at least third. During this week, Milan defeated Bayern in a makeup game.
Shavon Shields played masterfully and that can certainly make head coach Ettore Messina happy as Shields was absent for several months due to a broken arm. Sergio Rodriguez and Luigi Datome have returned to the team after a short absence and now Messina’s task is to find the right rhythm before the Euroleague quarterfinals.
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Alba defeated Fenerbahce in Istanbul on Tuesday night and that compromised position of Monaco. In the last round, Monaco will play against Alba at home, but the wish of everyone at the club was that mentioned game has no result importance. Thus, it seems that Monaco will have to defeat Milan in order for that to really be the case. Sasha Obradovic’s team has been playing great in the last three months. In the last few weeks, they achieved easy wins at home against Olympiacos, Anadolu Efes, and Fenerbahce, and they also knew how to beat teams at the road such as Red Star and Bayern.
Monaco is very close to reaching the Euroleague quarterfinals, but it seems that at least one more victory will be necessary. Mike James and Dwayne Bacon are one of the best tandems in the Euroleague and when they play at a high level, it is very difficult to stop this team offense. Danilo Andjusic also returned after a couple of weeks’ absence, so they got another weapon in the offense.
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In the only game that these clubs have played each other in their history, Milan won 71:65 in Monaco in the first part of the season. Two rounds before the end, Milan is in third place at 18-8, while Monaco is seventh at 13-13. At home in Italy, Milan is at 10-3, and Monaco is away from home at 5-8.
Milan power forward Dinos Mitoglou has tested positive for a banned substance and will almost certainly not play until the end of the season. Trey Kell has been out of the team for several weeks due to a leg injury, while Ricardo Moraschini has terminated his contract.
After Danilo Andjusic returned, all players are available for Monaco.
Olimpia Milano vs. Monaco Prediction
Milan played an average game against Bayern and still won without any problems. There is no doubt that the home team will try to win because, in case of defeat, they can significantly complicate their trip to the final four. In any case, Monaco will have a chance to secure a spot in the quarterfinals at home against Alba, although they would also like to end that question after this game in Italy.
Prediction: Milan -3.5HC
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