08 October, 2019
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Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's Gameday 6 fixtures

MIES (Switzerland) - Tuesday action get under way with a game between two teams in the top three of the Group B standings and features similar big clashes in Group A and Group D.

Let’s have a closer look at some very interesting facts and figures on each of the eight Tuesday games.

AEK (4-1) v RASTA Vechta (3-2) -- Group B, 18:00 CET

Keith Langford is (even more) lethal at home, where he is scoring roughly one third of AEK´s points

  • AEK will play without guard Kendrick Ray, who is still out injured, but recent addition Vlado Jankovic is expected to make his debut in the competition with the Athens team.

  • AEK have won their last nine home games in the Regular Season and this streak that started against a German team, Brose Bamberg, in October 2018.

  • Vechta have won two of their three road games, only losing at Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem.

  • AEK have attempted 164 two-point shots, fewer than any other team so far this season, while Vechta are leading the league in both made and attempted three-pointers, with 67 and 161, respectively.

  • Vechta have seen 20 of their shots getting blocked by opponents more than any other team so far this season.

  • Keith Langford has scored 31 percent of AEK’s 238 home points (73 points). He is currently leading the league in scoring, with 114 points. 

Teksut Bandirma (2-3) v Anwil Wloclawek (2-3) -- Group B, 18:00 CET

If you need lots of boards and no fouls, you can't do much better than Emanuel Terry

  • Anwil have parted ways with Milan Milanovic, who averaged 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in the first five games.

  • Bandirma and Anwil have faced each other twice in the BCL, in the 2018-19 season, with the Turkish side winning both games, 75-68 at home and 95-84 in Poland.

  • Bandirma have won only one of their last four home games in the BCL, 84-81 against San Pablo Burgos on Gameday 3. The Turkish side have already lost two home games this season more than in any of their previous BCL campaigns.

  • Bandirma are currently bottom of the league in assists with just 68, but Anwil Wloclawek have allowed their opponents to dish out a combined 131 assists in the first five games, and they are second from bottom in this respect above Polski Cukier Torun, who has allowed 133.

  • Emanuel Terry of Bandirma is one of only two players with at least 10 rebounds in each of the last three games, alongside Holon's Latavious Williams. Terry is also among the four players who haven't committed any fouls in the last three gamedays.

  • Tony Wroten of Anwil is averaging 18.8 points per game, currently leading the league in scoring among players who average less than 30 minutes of playing time. 

VEF Riga (1-4) v Iberostar Tenerife (5-0) -- Group C, 18:00 CET

Giorgi Shermadini's range doesn't extend far from the rim, but he doesn't need it to

  • Riga are playing their fifth home game this season and they lost the last three games on their home court. The Latvian side is the second team to play on their home court during four consecutive gamedays in the Regular Season, after ASVEL in 2016-17, who played five home games in a row.

  • Tenerife have won their last 15 Regular Season road games. Interestingly, that streak started after their previous trip to Latvia in October 2017, when they fell 73-71 to Ventspils.

  • Tenerife are shooting on the road a league-high 61.2 percent from two-point range. The Spanish team are however the only side whose made three-pointers on the road represent less than one fifth of their total made three-pointers, specifically 19.6 percent of the total.

  • Lester Medford is the only player to have scored at least 10 points in each of Riga’s five games. In fact, he is averaging more than 14 points and more than 5 assists after five games.

  • Giorgi Shermadini is leading Tenerife in scoring with 16.4 points per game and is also the leading league scorer among players who have not yet attempted a 3-pointer this season. 

UNET Holon (3-2) v Dinamo Sassari (4-1) -- Group A, 18:30 CET

Holon are a perfect three-for-three with Amit Simhon in their starting five

  • This will be the third encounter between Holon and Sassari in the BCL, with the Italian team winning both previous matchups in the 2017-18 season, 98-84 in Sassari and 103-92 in Holon.

  • Holon are currently on a three-game winning streak, but have never won four games in a row in the competition.

  • Sassari have won seven of their last eight BCL games and have won three consecutive games on a double-digit margin, for the first time in the competition.

  • Holon's three wins so far came with Amit Simhon in the starting five and they lost both games when Simhon started on the bench.

  • Dwayne Evans of Sassari is averaging 23.5 points per game on the road, and 11.7 points per game at home. 

Polski Cukier Torun (1-4) v Turk Telekom (4-1) -- Group A, 20:00 CET

Chris Wright is the league's assists leader and second-leading scorer going into Gameday 6

  • Torun have removed Jakub Bierski and Kacper Lambarski from their roster, but neither player had featured for the Polish team in the first five games.

  • Torun are on a three-game losing skid and lost each of those three games by a margin of at least 15 points.

  • Turk Telekom lost their most recent game on the road, 80-75 at BAXI Manresa.

  • Torun are leading the league in both made and attempted two-point shots, with 132 and 239, respectively. On the other hand, the Polish team have shot fewer three-pointers than any other team, 102.

  • Chris Wright of Torun is leading the league in assists with 8.6 per game and is also the second-leading scorer, with 21.6 points per contest.

  • Muhammed Baygül of Turk Telekom is averaging 17.7 points per game on the road and 4.5 points per game at home. 

Telenet Giants Antwerp (1-4) v EB Pau-Lacq-Orthez (2-3) -- Group B, 20:00 CET

Dave Dudzinski set a new record for most rebounds in a BCL game last week

  • Antwerp are currently on a three-game losing streak, their longest ever in the competition. However, they have lost only two of their last 10 home games.

  • Pau gave up fewer than 80 points in their two victories (76.5 points on average), while they gave up more than 90 points in each of their three defeats.

  • Antwerp are the only team to shoot less than 60 percent from the free-throw line this season, averaging 59.3 percent at the stripe. The Belgian team had the lowest free-throw percentage last season, at 67.2 percent.

  • Dave Dudzinski of Antwerp had 22 rebounds in his last game against Anwil Wloclawek, becoming the first player in the competition to take down at least 20 rebounds in a BCL game.

  • Petr Cornelie of Pau had 12 points in his last game against Hapoel Jerusalem and that was the first time that he scored in double digits in his last 12 BCL games. 

BAXI Manresa (3-2) v Filou Oostende (2-3) -- Group A, 20:30 CET

No passing lane is safe when Braian Angola, league leader in steals,  is in the proximity 

  • Manresa have brought on Great Britain international Luke Nelson, who started the season at fellow Spanish club Gran Canaria. The 24-year-old British shooting guard is replacing combo guard Jordan Davis on the roster. Manresa have also extended the temporary contract of forward Luka Mitrovic for another month.

  • Manresa have won all three home games in the competition, albeit none of them with a margin greater than six points.

  • Oostende have lost their last four games on the road in the competition. They had lost five consecutive road games in the 2017-18 season.

  • Manresa have conceded 27 three-pointers so far this season, fewer than any other team.

  • Ryan Toolson of Manresa is averaging 22.5 points in the last two games and has scored at least 12 points in each of his team's three home games.

  • Braian Angola of Filou Oostende is leading the league in steals going into Tuesday's games, with 13 steals. 

JDA Dijon (4-1) v Telekom Baskets Bonn (3-2) -- Group D, 20:30 CET

Another home game for Dijon, another 20+ game by David Holston?

  • Dijon have won four of their last five home games in the BCL, including the last three, after losing four of their first five. The only time they gave up more than 100 at home was the last time they played host to a German team, as they lost 101-97 to Brose Bamberg in 2018-19.

  • Bonn have lost their previous four games against French teams in the BCL, by an average margin of 24 points, but all those games were against Nanterre 92.

  • Bonn, with 88, and JDA Dijon with 87 are the two teams leading the league in opponents' turnovers.

  • Bonn have only blocked three shots this season, fewer than any other team, and those three blocks have been made by three different players.

  • Dijon’s David Holston is averaging 20 points per game in his last seven appearances at home in the BCL, also dishing out 6.7 assists per game in that span.