Baskonia vs CSKA Moscow (Match 3)
Date: 25th April 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
On Tuesday night, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz will be hosting CSKA Moscow in what will be the third game of their playoffs series.
Baskonia did not have a good start to their playoffs, as they were defeated twice by CSKA in Moscow. However, now the series goes to Spain and Baskonia will have a chance to play in front of their home crowd and avoid elimination. Nonetheless, that will surely be a tough task, as the reigning champs will be looking to get their third win in a row.
CSKA have done as expected so far, grabbing a 2-0 lead in the playoff series and putting themselves in a pretty good position to win the series on Tuesday night. The reigning champs will surely play as hard as they can to do that, in order to get valuable rest before the start of the Final Four.
Baskonia vs CSKA Moscow: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, CSKA Moscow and Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz have met 30 times and the Russian club has won 22 of those games.
Baskonia are 5-9 at home against CSKA.
In the two games from the regular season, each club won at home.
Baskonia vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Baskonia will definitely give everything they have on Tuesday in an attempt to win the game and give their home crowd something to cheer about. Nonetheless, CSKA will be also be determined to get the victory, which will just make the game that more exciting.
The previous game of the series was more than tight, as CSKA barely managed to win, due to Baskonia’s amazing run in the fourth quarter. The Spaniards managed to win the final period with a 24-15 score, but that was still not enough to grab the victory in the end. Nonetheless, Baskonia managed to play some pretty good perimeter defense, as CSKA shot just 27.8% from downtown. However, the reigning champs made up for that with 56.4% succession from two-point land.
Expect an exciting game in which we will most likely see Baskonia winning by a very tight margin and extending the series.
Baskonia vs CSKA Moscow: Tips
- Baskonia win @2.20