Panathinaikos has almost certainly secured a play-off, but the form they have demonstrated in the last four rounds, in which they entered even 3 losses, does not guarantee that they will be among the top four teams. After a defeat in last round at Bamberg with 74:95, in addition to the excellent performance of Calathes (31 points and 7 assists), they collected only 16 rebounds and 10 assists, brought the US center with an NBA experience, 211 cm high Payne.
Baskonia is the first under the line-up for a play-off and has one win less than Maccabia and two of Khimki, who will try to surge in the remaining nine matches. In the last round, in the Endesa League, where they were 12-7 in the third, they declined on their pitch Barcelona 96:72 (Beaubois 29, Shengelia 18 points). That's how they ruled their past coach Alonso, who was fired.
Hosts are undoubtedly favorites, but guests have a great motive and will try to use the weaker form of PAO. Baskonia lost both matches last season, but the season had previously dropped PAO from play-off from a maximum of 3-0. I am contemplating a handicap in Baskonia, which has scored more than 80 points in the last six matches, and which in the game with more points has more looks for victory.