CSKA Moscow vs Brose Bamberg
Date: 19th December 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
In the first match of Round 18 in the Euroleague, CSKA Moscow will take on Brose Bamberg at the Megasport Arena.
After an impressive start of the season, CSKA’s performances has gone down a bit, as between Round 14 and Round 16 they lost all of their three games. However, in their previous game, Moscow absolutely dominated Emporio Armani Milan, winning by a 101-64 score and getting their confidence back. CSKA’s game against Brose on Thursday shouldn’t be a hard one for them, as they are definitely the favorites to win it.
Despite losing in their last game against Unics Kazan, Brose have been in a pretty fine form lately. The Germans have come out as winners in five of their last seven Euroleague matches. Bamberg are also pretty close to the playoff spots, which means they will be pushing quite hard for the win on Thursday evening, but given that their opponent is CSKA, a victory is highly unlikely.
CSKA Moscow vs Brose Bamberg: Head to head stats
For the last 16 years, CSKA Moscow and Brose Bamberg have played each other 13 times and Brose only have one win.
CSKA are 6-0 at home against Brose.
The first game of the season between the two clubs was a tight, as CSKA barely managed to win in Germany, with the final score being 88-90. Neither De Colo nor Teodosic took part in that game.
CSKA Moscow vs Brose Bamberg: Prediction
CSKA Moscow are without a single doubt heading into their Thursday match against Brose Bamberg as favorites to win. Despite their poor run of form lately, the reigning champs are still the best club in the Euroleague.
CSKA are the best offensive team in the entire tournament, as they have averaged 89.2 points per game, which is also considerably higher than Brose’s 80.2 ppg. Moreover, even though neither Nando De Colo nor Milos Teodosic lead the league in scoring, they are considered to be among the best offensive players in the Euroleague and more than hard to stop.
However, Brose have shown that they can play pretty well on the defensive end, as they are allowing on average 79.1 points per game, which is slightly better than CSKA’s 81.8. Nonetheless, the Germans will have their hands full on Thursday and it’s highly unlikely that they will have any chances for a victory.
Expect a win for CSKA Moscow.
Player updates: CSKA just announced they will be playing without Teodosic(source) . In these circumstances the spread is a no bet or at least it would be wise to take the germans.
CSKA Moscow vs Brose Bamberg: Tips
- Bamberg +12 at 1.90