Khimki Moscow vs Real Madrid
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 12 January 2018
Time : 18:00 CET
Khimki Moscow were engaged in a really low-scoring match last week just like we predicted, where they escaped with a 70:74 win against Brose Bamberg. They were actually down by a couple of points through the entire match, but they were great in the final quarter and eventually returned to winning ways after three consecutive losses in the Euroleague. Alexey Shved went off for 28 points, 6 assissts, 5 triples, 3 rebounds and a steal, while Thomas and Honeycutt backed him up with 16 and 10 points respectively. Khimki Moscow are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Euroleague (W9 L7), scoring an average of 77.12 points per match, while conceding 78.81 in the process.
On the other hand, Real Madrid are coming into this match after a nice overturn win against CSKA Moscow at home. They were down by two points at the end of the first half (48:50), but they ourscored their opponents by 21:10 at the third quarter, and eventually managed to win by an easy 93:81. It was a really strong team effort by Real Madrid, who had Reyes (14p, 5r), Campazzo (13p, 4r, 4as), Doncic (11p, 4as, 3r), Tavares (10p, 12r, 3bl) and Thompkins in a very good day. After a bad run in November, Real Madrid have now won each of their last ten matches in all competitions. They have now moved to the 4th spot of the Euroleague with 10 wins and 6 losses, with an average of 84.37 points per match, against 78.06 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
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
CSKA Moscow vs Khimki Moscow 79:68
Joventut Badalona vs Real Madrid 66:84
Real Madrid vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 93:81
Baskonia vs Real Madrid 69:81
Real Madrid vs Estudiantes 96:89
Fenerbahce vs Real Madrid 77:79
Khimki Moscow vs Real Madrid: Head to Head Stats
Khimki Moscow pulled somewhat of an upset against Real Madrid in the first round, as they went on to win by 80:86 in Madrid. However, Real Madrid won both matches against Khimki Moscow last season, by 82:93 in this venue, before a 83:70 at home.
Khimki Moscow vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The Under/Over in points has settled at the 167 points right now, and Real Madrid can back this up with the 2nd best offense. However, both teams have very good defenses, and I think that they will be locked in a not-so-high scoring match here.
Khimki Moscow vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
Real -3 sits at 1.80 and it seems the safer bet in this match. I will also take the Under 166.5 points @ 1.91, hoping that Real Madrid will be able to play some defense against Alexey Shved. Of course this match can explode any time, but Real Madrid should know better, they need to guard Shved and that’s it.
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