Khimki Moscow vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Competition : Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date : 16 November 2017
Time : 18:00 CET
Khimki Moscow suffered a really tough loss against Panathinaikos on Tuesday just like we predicted, as they were destroyed by 93:65 in Athens. They were outscored in all quarters of that match, as they had a mere 40% in the FGs, and a horrible 44.4% in the FTs. Shved scored a team-high 14 points with 4 assists, while Robinson scored 8 with 10 boards, and Zubkov and Anderson scored 9 each. It was a night to forget for the Russians, who met their 2nd defeat of the season in the Euroleague. They are now sitting at the 2nd spot of the league table (W5 L2), scoring an average of 80.2 points per match, while conceding 82.5. However, they have won all 4 matches at home so far in the Euroleague, where they score 84 points per match, against just 78.75 conceded.
On the other hand, Maccabi Tel Aviv failed to use their home advantage against Anadolu Efes on Tuesday, as they were punched in the mouth by 72:92. They were only competitive in the first quarter (19:19), but were really outscored in the 2nd quarter, and were eventually destroyed in the final quarter. They were inferior in pretty much every statistical category, but the difference maker was the fact that they only scored 6 of their 19 3-pointers, while Anadolu Efes scored a massive 14 out of 25 3-pointers. Jackson scored 20 points but made 6 turnovers, while only Bolden, Tyus and Thomas scored in double-digits. That was their 3rd loss in the Euroleague so far, as they are now sitting at the 5th spot of the league table. They are scoring an average of 79.2 point per match, while conceding 76.8.
Previous five games:
Panathinaikos vs Khimki Moscow 93:65
Khimki Moscow vs Baskonia 91:90
Khimki Moscow vs CSKA Moscow 81:96
Real Madrid vs Khimki Moscow 80:86
Khimki Moscow vs Astana 72:71
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Anadolu Efes 72:92
Maccabi Ashdod vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 80:90
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Real Madrid 90:83
Maccabi Rishon vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 86:90
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Armani Milano 79:68
Khimki Moscow vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Head to Head Stats
The two teams exchanged home wins last season, with Khimki Moscow winning by a massive 88:67 in this venue, while Maccabi Tel Aviv won by a slim 80:79 in Israel. Moreover, Maccabi Tel Aviv have the upper hand in this match-up, having won 3 of the 4 matches against Khimki Moscow.
Khimki Moscow vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Prediction
Both teams will be looking to wash off the bad taste off their mouths, as they both suffered really bad losses on Tuesday. Khimki Moscow seem to be struggling a bit lately, having lost 3 of their last 6, while Maccabi Tel Aviv had 5 consecutive wins prior to their loss against Anadolu Efes. We shall see a really competitive match between two really strong teams here.
Khimki Moscow vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Betting Tips
Judging by how the two have performed so far in the season, I will take the Over 159.5 points here @ 1.57. Moreover, I think that Khimki Moscow have the upper hand regarding the win here, but I will take Maccabi Tel Aviv’s +7.5 points @ 1.55 here, as they have been really competitive, even in their losses.
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