Can Banvit keep their home record intact? Everything you need to know before Tuesday's games
MIES (Switzerland) - The third Basketball Champions League season is on! Let's have a look at some key facts before Tuesday's games.
Banvit (TUR) v Anwil (POL)
- Banvit have won all their home games in BCL this season by an average differential of 20 points. Anwil have won two of their three away games in BCL this season, scoring 93+ points in each of those games.
- Banvit have scored 22.2 points per game in fast break situations, the most among all teams in BCL this season.
- Anwil have made 50.8% of their attempted field goals in BCL this season, the best scoring ratio from the field among all teams in the competition: only Anwil and Iberostar Tenerife have scored 50% or more of their FGA.
- Banvit's Alex Perez is the only player averaging 14+ points, 5+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 2.5+ steals per game in BCL this season.
- Anwil's Kamil Laczynski has made 10+ assists in three consecutive gamedays, second player to achieve it after Markes Oskar Grin with Sidigas Avellino in October-November 2016.
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (GER) v UCAM Murcia (ESP)
- This will be the second encounter between MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and UCAM Murcia in BCL: last season both teams faced each other in Athens for the 3rd place game, with UCAM Murcia winning 85-74.
- MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg have conceded 90+ points in three of their five games in 2018-19: they never allowed their opponents to score 90+ points in any of their previous 40 games in BCL history.
- UCAM Murcia have allowed their opponents to grab only 6.8 rebounds per game in BCL, the fewest among all teams in the competition this season.
- MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg's Malcolm Hill has scored an average of 20 points per game in his last two BCL appearances, after scoring an average of 6.3 points in his first three games in the league in 2018-19.
- UCAM Murcia's Milton Doyle has scored an average of 15.3 points per game in his last three BCL appearances, while scoring 10 shots from behind the arc in that span.
UNET Holon (ISR) v Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER)
- UNET Holon have won all their three home games in BCL this season, beating their opponents by an average margin of 14.7 points per game.
- UNET Holon have made 87% of attempted free-throws, the best scoring ratio from the line among all teams in BCL this season.
- Telekom Baskets Bonn have allowed their opponents to scored 53% of their attempted field goals, the most among all teams in BCL this season.
- UNET Holon's Darion Atkins have come from the bench to score an average 14.5 points in his last two appearances in BCL this season.
- Telekom Baskets Bonn's Joshua Mayo has scored 95% of his attempted FT, the second best scoring ratio from the line among all players with 15+ FTM in BCL this season.
Umana Reyer Venezia (ITA) v Nanterre 92 (FRA)
- Umana Reyer Venezia will host a French team for the third time in BCL history, winning the two previous encounters by a margin of 11+ points: 74-62 vs Le Mans (2016-17 season) and 78-67 vs SIG Strasbourg (2017-18 season).
- Only Neptunas Klaipeda (26.4) have forced their opponents to make more personal fouls than Umana Reyer Venezia (24.6) in BCL this season.
- Nanterre 92 have scored an average of 85 points per game in their last three games in BCL, after scoring only 62.5 points per game in their first two games of the season.
- Umana Reyer Venezia's MarQuez Haynes and Austin Daye have combined for 91.2% scoring ratio from the FT line in BCL this season: the duo has scored 31 of their 34 attempted free-throws.
- Nanterre's Haukur Palsson has scored 68.2% of his 3PT attempts in BCL this season (15/22), the best scoring ratio from the line among all players.
AEK (GRE) v Lietkabelis (LTU)
- AEK have lost only one of their last 10 BCL games (W8 D1), winning the last four. That's their second-best winning run in the competition, after their six wins in January-August 2017.
- Lietkabelis have won two of their last three BCL games after losing their first two. However, they have lost their two games played away from home.
- Only one team has a better 3P% than Lietkabelis this season (41.5%). AEK have the lowest FT%, scoring only 63.3% of their attempts from the line.
- Only one player has made more double-doubles than AEK's Vince Hunter this season (2). He has scored a tally of 49 points in his last two BCL games, after having scored 30 points in his first three games of the season.
- Lietkabelis's Simas Jasaitis has scored 60% of his 3-pointers attempted (12/20), second best % for a forward.
JDA Dijon (FRA) v Telenet Giants Antwerp (BEL)
- JDA Dijon have lost their last four games after having won the first one. With four defeats in five games played, it's the worst start for a French team in a BCL season.
- Telenet Giants Antwerp have lost their last two BCL games after having won two of their first three. They are the only team this season to have conceded more than 80 points in all their five games.
- Telenet Giants Antwerp's games have seen more 3-pointers made than any other team's games (21.6 per game). The Belgian side have successfully made 57 shots from behind the arc, a joint-high this season.
- JDA Dijon's Gavin Ware is the best points scorer (14ppg) and the best rebounder (5.4rpg) for his team this season.
- Telenet Giants Antwerp's Paris Lee is the only player to have made multiple double-doubles in points and assists in BCL this season (2).
Neptunas Klaipeda (LTU) v Promitheas Patras (GRE)
- Neptunas Klaipeda have won their last two BCL games after having lost nine of their previous 13. They have not won three games in a row since November 2017.
- Promitheas Patras have lost their last BCL game (v Strasbourg 78-83) after having won their first four. They are one of the two teams this season yet to see a double-digit margin in their games.
- Promitheas Patras have only grabbed 29 rebounds per game on average, less than any other team. They have been outrebounded in all their five games this season, one of the two teams in that case (alongside JDA Dijon).
- Neptunas' Jerai Grand has the best efficiency rating average among the players who have started the first five games this season (+21.4).
- Promitheas' Leonidas Kaselakis has played the most minutes in the BCL 2018/19 (135min 55s) among the player to have started all the first five games on the bench.
Petrol Olimpija (SLO) v medi Bayreuth (GER)
- Petrol Olimpija and medi Bayreuth have faced each other twice in the 2017-18 BCL Regular Season, with each team winning the game they have played away from home.
- Petrol Olimpija have lost eight of their last nine BCL games and their last six home games in the competition.
- medi Bayreuth have only won one of their five games this season, but it was the last one against Oostende (87-71). Despite having already lost four games, they are one of the two teams yet to concede 80+ points in a game.
- Petrol Olimpija's Mirza Begic has made eight blocks this season in BCL, more than any other center despite having started all the five games on the bench.
- medi Bayreuth's Hassan Martin has made 65.9% of his FGs attempted this season, best % in the competition. He is the only player of his team to have scored 10+ points in each of the first five games.