Brose Bamberg vs CSKA Moscow
Competition : Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date : 7th December 2017
Time : 20:00 CET
Brose Bamberg failed to take advantage of Khimki Moscow’s recent poor form, as they were defeated by 82:73 on the road. They were slightly competitive in the first half, where they were only down by 2 points. However, their opponents were still better at the second half, and eventually broke their losing streak. Brose Bamberg had no answer to Alexey Shved who scored 26 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Even though Hickman scored 21 points, and Taylor, Wright and Hackett also scored at lest 13 points each, Brose Bamberg had little to no help from the other players. The team has not been in the best of forms lately, having lost 3 of their last 5. They are now sitting at the 9th spot of the Euroleague (W5 L5), scoring an average of 74.6 ppg, against 79.4 conceded.
On the other hand, CSKA Moscow continued their impressive performances this season, when they destroyed Barcelona by 92:78 at home last week. After a 24:24 in the first quarter, CSKA Moscow took the upper hand in the match, and quite easily overcame their opponents. Clyburn exploded for 22 points, 3 three-pointers, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and a block, while Higgins also scored 20 points with 3/3 three-pointers off the bench. De Colo was great with a double double (18p, 11as, 4st), as the Russians proved that they are one of the best teams in the Euroleague. To prove my point, CSKA Moscow are not only sitting at the top of the league table (W8 L2), but they also feature the best offense (87.8 ppg) and the 4th best defense (76.7 conceded).
Previous 5 games:
Brose Bamberg vs Baskets Bonn 83:65
Khimki Moscow vs Brose Bamberg 82:73
Brose Bamberg vs Valencia 83:82
Bayern Munich vs Brose Bamberg 77:68
Armani Milano vs Brose Bamberg 71:62
CSKA Moscow vs Kalev 108:100
CSKA Moscow vs Barcelona 92:78
Unicaja Malaga vs CSKA Moscow 80:89
CSKA Moscow vs Fenerbahce 93:95
Crvena Zvezda vs CSKA Moscow 59:85
Brose Bamberg vs CSKA Moscow: Head to Head Stats
CSKA Moscow won both matches against Brose Bamberg last season, by a slim 88:90 in this venue, before a 85:64 in Moscow. Moreover, CSKA Moscow have been dominant in this match-up over the years, having only lost once in fourteen matches (W13 L1).
Brose Bamberg vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
CSKA Moscow have only lost one of their seven road matches in all competitions this season, against the very strong Real Madrid. They have easily won their other three road matches for the Euroleague, and I do not expect them to struggle against a much weaker Brose Bamberg side.
Brose Bamberg vs CSKA Moscow: Betting Tips
CSKA Moscow have won all their road matches by at least 9 points this season, and they can surely cover that handicap once again here. However, I will be a tad more careful here, and I will pick the -6.5 here @ 1.74.