Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs CSKA Moscow
Date: 17th March 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
In the last game from the Euroleague’s Round 26, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz will be hosting CSKA Moscow in a game that will be quite important for both teams.
Baskonia are currently occupying the fifth place in the Euroleague standings, but it won’t take a lot for them to slip to the eighth, or even ninth position. The Spaniards have a 14-11 record, but they have had some trouble lately. Baskonia did win their last two games, but their record in the past nine matches is just 3-6. On Friday, they will meet CSKA and beating them will be more than a hard task.
After shaky performances between Round 15 and 21, CSKA are back on track with four wins in a row. The reigning champs have been able to find their groove and have simply crushed their opponents in the past month. CSKA are still occupying the second place in the standings, but if they keep up this pace, it won’t be surprising if they grab the first place.
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs CSKA Moscow: Head to head stats
For the last 16 years, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and CSKA Moscow have met 27 times and CSKA have managed to get 21 victories.
Baskonia are 4-9 at home against CSKA.
In the previous game between the two clubs earlier this season, CSKA blew out Baskonia with a 112-84 score.
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
There is absolutely no doubt that the game between Baskonia and CSKA on Friday will be a competitive one – both teams are in need of wins. A victory will definitely be more important for the Spaniards, as they are yet to secure to a playoff spot, while the reigning champs have already done that.
Statistically, there is no doubt that CSKA are the better team. Offensively, with their 87.6 ppg, the reigning champs are the best team in the Euroleague in that category. Baskonia have managed to average 81.0 ppg, which is quite decent, but compared to CSKA it’s not that impressive. Defensively, both team have performed similarly throughout the season, as CSKA have allowed 79.1 ppg, while Baskonia 79.6.
The match will be quite competitive, there is no doubt about that, but in the end it will most likely be CSKA that will walk away with the victory.
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs CSKA Moscow: Tips
CSKA Moscow to win