PREVIEW & TIPS Aris VS PAOK
The first stop of Wednesday comes from Greece, where we have the derby between Aris Thessaloniki and PAOK Thessaloniki, a match that always brings great pride and tension. Aris Salonica has a disappointing season, being only 12th with a 6-12 balance, while in the Basketball Champions League he was eliminated from the first round.
If last year’s team qualified without big problems in the play off, this year the hosts seem to be involved in the fight to avoid relegation, being on par with the first place in the second league. Aris has the slightest offensive in the entire championship, with just 67 points on average and usually offers very closed games, with only a few points, only 142.3 on average.
Aris VS PAOK Mavericks STATS
11.11.17 BL PAOK Aris 63 : 57
04.10.17 GC Aris PAOK 70 : 63
03.05.17 BL PAOK Aris 75 : 84
29.04.17 BL Aris PAOK 69 : 65(61 : 61)
04.02.17 BL PAOK Aris 62 : 58
The form of the team is rigorous, with only one victory in the last 12 official games. Aris has only 2 Americans in the batch, Bell and Prewitt and seems to be under the last few years. On the other hand, PAOK did not impress her this year, and with a 10-8 record she is on the 6th place. The guests come after 2 consecutive wins, but they also lived the disappointment of eliminating the Basketball Champions League in front of the Turks of Karsyaka. Even though PAOK lost the most important player of the team in recent years, Sofoklis, left in the NBA, hosts have an interesting lot with Americans Goss and Jackson in the forefront, players who consistently score over 20 points on match. If on their arena there is a playable team, PAOK plays poorly, with 6 defeats in the last 7 matches.