Crvena Zvezda vs Khimki Moscow
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 19:00 EST
Crvena Zvezda failed to be competitive against Anadolu Efes last week, as they eventually fell by 104:95 on the road. They really tried to stay competitive in that match, but they just couldn’t outscore their opponents in any of the four quarters. They actually had a lot of players with double-digits, like Bjelica (15p), Rochestie (14p), Lessort (11p) and Davidovac (10p), but it was their defense that really suffered greatly in that match. Crvena Zvezda are now sitting at the 11th spot of the Euroleague (W7 L10), scoring an average of 77.58 points per match, while conceding 81.88 in the process. However, those numbers turn to 78.25 points per game when they play at home, against just as many conceded.
On the other hand we have Khimki Moscow, who suffered a really tough loss at home against Real Madrid last week, where they fell by the harsh 78:95. They were pathetic in the first three quarters, where they have scored 17, 14 and 18 points. Our bet on the Under was going great, but for some reason the match exploded in the fourth quarter, where the two teams scored a combined 57 points. Alexey Shved was the top performer once again with 23 points, 4 assists, 4 triples and 3 steals, but with 5 turnovers and bad percentages. Honeycutt was also really good with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals, while Thomas missed the double-double by a single rebound (10/9). Khimki Moscow have now fallen to the 8th spot of the Euroleague (W9 L8), with an average of 77.17 points per match, against 79.76 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Anadolu Efes vs Crvena Zvezda 104:95
Buducnost vs Crvena Zvezda 92:86
Crvena Zvezda vs Zalgiris Kaunas 77:65
Crvena Zvezda vs Petrol Olimpija 80:76
Olimpia Milano vs Crvena Zvezda 88:91
Khimki Moscow vs Real Madrid 78:95
Kalev/Kramo vs Khimki Moscow 92:84
Brose Bamberg vs Khimki Moscow 70:74
Khimki Moscow vs Barcelona 65:79
Khimki Moscow vs Enisey 92:62
Crvena Zvezda vs Khimki Moscow: Head to Head Stats
Khimki Moscow won by 85:78 in Russia when the two met in October, but the last time the two met in 2015-16, the two teams exchanged home wins. However, Crvena Zvezda have won both matches at home against Khimki Moscow, once in 2015 and once in 2007.
Crvena Zvezda vs Khimki Moscow: Prediction
I can’t stretch this enough, Crvena Zvezda are really strong at home, but they have lost three of their last five Euroleague matches though. Khimki Moscow are bound for a wake-up call sometime soon, but who can back a team that has won just two of their last eight in all competitions?
Crvena Zvezda vs Khimki Moscow: Betting Tips
I will take Crvena Zvezda in this match, even if Khimki Moscow end up winning by much. The home team has been much better than their opponents lately, and they can really take this one at home.