CSKA Moscow vs Olympiacos Piraeus
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 1 November 2018
Time: 17:00 CET
CSKA Moscow (W4 L0) recorded a massive win on the road against Gran Canaria last week and extended their massive winning streak in all competitions. They actually made a bad start in the match, as Gran Canaria took a three-point lead in the first quarter and held it till the half time break. But CSKA Moscow were in no mood for games and overturned the lead in theri favor by the end of the third quarter, only to destroy their opponents in the final quarter for the final 91:106 win. Every player that was used for over 10 minutes scored double digits, a total of six players. De Colo was excellent with 22 points, 6 assists, 4 steals bu 2/6 three pointers. Higgins scroed 17 with 4 assists, Hunter had 16 with 6 rebounds and 7/9 shooting, while Rodriguez scored 11 with 8 assists and 4 rebounds. Clyburn and Peters both scored 15 points each, with Peters scoring all points behind the three-point line (5/6). CSKA Moscow are now sitting at the 2nd spot of the Euroleague, scoring an average of 92.25 points per match, while allowing 81.75 in the process.
On the other hand, Olympiacos Piraeus (W3 L1) did a great job at home against Maccabi Tel Aviv last week, defeating them by 88:80. Their opponents were slightly better at the end of the first quarter (18:21) but Olympiacos Piraeus exploded in the second quarter and entered the break leading by eight. They went on to preserve their lead and eventually recorded their third win of the season. Spanoulis showed signs of life with a team-high 16 points and 5 assists, while Toupane had 4/5 triples on his way to 15 points. Williams-Gross was also solid with 14 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, while Printeziz and LeDay also scored double digits. Vezenkov was great off the bench with 6 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Olympiacos Piraeus are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague, scoring 83.75 points per match, against 81.25 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
CSKA Moscow vs Parma Perm 108:84
Gran Canaria vs CSKA Moscow 91:106
CSKA Moscow vs Kalev/Kramo 102:75
CSKA Moscow vs Darussafaka 79:75
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs CSKA Moscow 86:89
Aris vs Olympiacos Piraeus 64:68
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 88:80
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Ifestos Limnou 83:46
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Olimpia Milano 75:99
Baskonia vs Olympiacos Piraeus 80:85
CSKA Moscow vs Olympiacos Piraeus: Head to Head Stats
The two teams exchanged home wins last season in the Euroleague, with Olympiacos Piraeus winning by a slim 88:86 at home before falling by 89:81 in this venue. CSKA Moscow have the upper hand in this match-up, having won six of the last ten against this opponent. CSKA Moscow have also been great as hosts over the years (W10 L6), but each team has won four matches in the last eight.
CSKA Moscow vs Olympiacos Piraeus: Prediction
CSKA Moscow dropped 20 points on Barcelona at home earlier in the season, but then again they defeated Darussafaka by just 4. On the other hand, Olympiacos Piraeus dropped 20 on Khimki Moscow on the road, butt only defeated Baskonia by 5. This is not going to be a very easy match for Olympiacos Piraeus, and they should be glad to not lose by double digits.
CSKA Moscow vs Olympiacos Piraeus: Betting Tips
CSKA Moscow can destroy any opponent at home, and the -7.5 spread @1.80 looks like a pretty good deal now. Olympiacos Piraeus are not what they used to be, and Spanoulis is ageing. Maybe he can remember his old self against a very good opponent, but the best they can do is follow the score. The Over 167.5 is @1.85 and might be worth a look as well.