Khimki Moscow vs Olimpia Milano
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 8 March 2018
Time: 18:00 CET
Khimki Moscow failed to be competitive against Baskonia last week, where they sufferd a 87:77 loss on the road. It was a really sad result, as Khimki Moscow were great in the first quarter, outscoring their opponents by 18:26. However, their opponents were excellent in the second and third quarter, where they forced Khimki Moscow to score just 13 points in each quarter. The damage was done, and even though the Russians tried in the final quarter, they were unable to even defend the handicap. Only Shved (23p, 3as, 2r) and Gill (21p, 6r) were worht mentioning in that match. Khimki Moscow are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague (W14 L10), scoring an average of just 77.62 points per match, but they also allow only 77.20 points in the process.
On the other hand, Olimpia Milano were engaged in a really convenient and low-scoring match last week, where they defeated Anadolu Efes by 77:64 at home. The Under/Over line was way off, and we got a nice payment out of it. The two teams were pretty equal in scoring in three of the four quarters, but what made the difference was Olimpia Milano’s performance in the second quarter. They scored 27 points, and allowed just 12 by their opponents. It was a wonderful team effort by pretty much everyone that played in that match, with M’Baye (14p, 4r), Jerrells (13p, 5as) and Goudelock (13p) leading the scoring department. Despite the win, Olimpia Milano are now sitting at the 14th spot of the Euroleague (W8 L16), four wins behind the playoff spots. They score an average of 80 points per match, while conceding 84.58 in the process. They will be missing Young who is injured, while Theodore is still being listed as doubtful to participate.
Previous 5 games:
Nizhny Novgorod vs Khimki Moscow 79:82
Baskonia vs Khimki Moscow 87:77
Khimki Moscow vs Panathinaikos 78:61
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Khimki Moscow 80:98
Khimki Moscow vs Riga 73:77
Olimpia Milano vs Sassari 116:93
Olimpia Milano vs Anadolu Efes 77:64
Fenerbahce vs Olimpia Milano 89:70
Olimpia Milano vs Cantu 87:105
Brindisi vs Olimpia Milano 72:84
Khimki Moscow vs Olimpia Milano: Head to Head Stats
The two teams have only met three times in the past, with Khimki Moscow having won all those three matches. When the two teams met earlier in the season, Khimki Moscow won by 71:77 in Milan.
Khimki Moscow vs Olimpia Milano: Prediction
Khimki Moscow usually play massive defense in their home matches, and this looks like an Under match. Even though they will probably win, I am not sure if they can do so by double digits, as Olimpia Milano have been really feisty lately.
Khimki Moscow vs Olimpia Milano: Betting Tips
I will take the Under 164.5 points here @ 1.85, as this looks like a low-scoring match. Moreover, as a second pick I will go with Olimpia Milano’s +11.5 points @ 1.83.