Khimki Moscow vs Panathinaikos
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 23 February 2018
Time: 18:00 CET
Khimki Moscow recorded a nice road win against Zalgiris Kaunas right before the mini break, where they overcame their opponents by 74:84. They actually suffered a scare in the first quarter where they were down by 26:15, but they were excellent in the next three quarters, easily outscoring them in each one. Shved and Gill scored 20 points each, with honeycutt chipping in 17 more, with all three playes scoring at least three threepointers each. After that match they recorded a win and a loss for the VTB league, where they are sitting at the 6th spot. As far as the Euroleague is concerned, Khimki Moscow are now sitting at the 7th spot (W13 L9), scoring an average of 77.63 points per match, while allowing 77.5 in the process. There are reports stating that Shved is nursing an injury, but it is reportedly an old one, and will most likely not keep him out.
On the other hand, Panathinaikos also recorded a nice win before the break, where they overcame Baskonia by 80:76 at home. They had already taken a six point lead by the end of the first half, and extended that to fourteen points by the end of the third. Their opponents tried to make a comeback in the final quarter (13:23), but were unable to overturn the deficit. Gabriel and Gist did a solid job with 15 points each, Pappas scored 12, Singleton had 10 points with 9 rebounds, while Calathes was somewhat quite with 7 points and 11 assists. Panathinaikos have now won six of their last seven matches in all competitions, with three of these matches being for the Euroleague. They are now sitting at the 4th spot of the league table (W14 L8), with an average of 77.63 points per match, against 76.45 conceded. They will be coming into this match with a single injury concern, as Lojeski has been ruled out.
Previous 5 games:
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Khimki Moscow 80:98
Khimki Moscow vs Riga 73:77
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Khimki Moscow 74:84
CSKA Moscow vs Khimki Moscow 90:71
Khimki Moscow vs Unicaja Malaga 68:66
Panathinaikos vs GSL Faros 103:70
Panathinaikos vs Baskonia 80:76
PAOK vs Panathinaikos 74:91
Brose Bamberg vs Panathinaikos 95:74
Panathinaikos vs Olympiacos Piraeus 68:61
Khimki Moscow vs Panathinaikos: Head to Head Stats
Panathinaikos destroyed Khimki Moscow when the two teams met in Athens on November 14th, as they recorded an easy 93:65 win. The last time the two met in 2012/13, Khimki Moscow won both matches, but Panathinaikos had won both matches three years prior.
Khimki Moscow vs Panathinaikos: Prediction
Panathinaikos have struggled a bit on the road lately, as they haven’t scored more than 74 points in any of their last five Euroleague matches on the road. Khimki Moscow have scored more than 78 points in just two of their last five home matches in the competition, and this might be a low-scoring match between the two.
Khimki Moscow vs Panathinaikos: Betting Tips
There is a slight chance that Khimki Moscow will be missing Shved on this one, but it is a long shot. I will alternatively go with the Under 156.5 points here @ 1.80, as neither of these two teams has scored too many points lately. If Shved plays and is injury free then Khimki should win. Perhaps waiting for a live bet would be wiser for this match.