Baskonia vs Khimki Moscow
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 1 March 2018
Time: 21:00 CET
Baskonia tried really hard to get a win when they were hosted by CSKA Moscow last week, but they fell short on the fourth quarter and eventually lost by 93:86. They managed to take a five point lead by the end of the first quarter, but it evaporated over the next two. Their opponents were much better in the final quarter and eventually defeated them. Granger exploded for a game-high 26 points with 5 assists and 3 rebounds, while Shengelia posted 12 poinst with 10 boards. It was not an unexpected loss for Baskonia, who have now lost three of their last four matches in all competitions, including two matches for the Euroleague. They are now sitting at the 9th spot of the league table (W10 L13), with an average of 81.91 points per match, against 80.69 conceded. They will be missing McRae on this one.
On the other hand, Khimki Moscow easily overcame Greek side Panathinaikos at home last week, defeating them by 78:61 in the process. They took an early lead at the first quarter, and were already up by 46:31 at the end of the first half, and despite their opponents’ comeback in the second half, they did great to hold on to their lead. Shved was great as usual with 20 points but with just 1/7 threepointers while Gill was the only other player with double digits. Khimki Mosocw are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague (W14 L9), with an average of 77.65 points per match, against 76.78 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
CSKA Moscow vs Baskonia 93:86
Barcelona vs Baskonia 94:90
Baskonia vs Unicaja Malaga 96:78
Panathinaikos vs Baskonia 80:76
Baskonia vs Barcelona 96:72
Khimki Moscow vs Panathinaikos 78:61
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Khimki Moscow 80:98
Khimki Moscow vs Riga 73:77
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Khimki Moscow 74:84
CSKA Moscow vs Khimki Moscow 90:71
Baskonia vs Khimki Moscow: Head to Head Stats
Khimki Moscow managed to record a slim win at home when they hosted Baskonia earlier in the season, as they won by 91:90. The interesting part about this match-up is that in each of the previous four years they met, the two teams exchanged wins.
Baskonia vs Khimki Moscow: Prediction
So by that sequence, it is time for Baskonia to win at home but the odds are not at all tempting. Even if they do so, it won’t be by much, as Khimki Moscow have been really competitive on the road lately.
Baskonia vs Khimki Moscow: Betting Tips
Baskonia are traditionally strong at home, but I feel that even if they win, Khimki Moscow will keep the deficit at a minimum. We can go with the +6.5 for the visitors @ 1.75.