Olimpia Milano vs CSKA Moscow
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 11 January 2018
Time : 20:45 CET
Olimpia Milano are coming off a tough loss on the road against Olympiacos Piraeus, where they were destroyed in the first three quarters. Even though they outscored their opponents by 17:27 in the final quarter, it wasn’t enough to save them from meeting their third consecutive loss in the competition by 87:80. Goudelock scored a game-high 20 points with 2 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals, while Jerrells, Tarczewski, Kuzminskas and Micov all chipped in at least 10 points each. Armani Milano have been struggling with stability lately, having recorded back to back wins just once in their last fifteen matches in all competitions. They are still stuck at the penultimate spot of the Euroleague (W4 L12), with an average of 77.12 points per match, against 81.81 conceded.
On the other hand, CSKA Moscow have not been at all good since the start of the new year, as they have lost both their matches since then. In their previous match for the Euroleague, they failed to be competitive against Barcelona on the road. They were somewhat competitive in the first half, but were actually really terrible in the second, and were eventually defeated by 85:72. Nando De Colo’s performance went down the drain, as his 23 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals were not enough. However, only Hines scored in double digits, with Rodriguez and Higgins chipping in 9 points each. Even so, CSKA Moscow are still riding at the top of the Euroleague (W12 L4), still featuring the best offense with 87.37 points per match, while conceding 78.18 in the process.
Previous 5 games:
Pistoia vs Armani Milano 63:79
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Armani Milano 87:80
Pesaro vs Armani Milano 64:78
Armani Milano vs Crvena Zvezda 88:91
Armani Milano vs Brescia 74:71
CSKA Moscow vs Lokomotiv Kuban 79:90
Barcelona vs CSKA Moscow 85:72
Baskonia vs CSKA Moscow 81:90
CSKA Moscow vs Astana 79:63
CSKA Moscow vs Khimki Moscow 79:68
Olimpia Milano vs CSKA Moscow: Head to Head Stats
CSKA Moscow recorded a solid 93:84 win at home against Armani Milano on October 12th, and have actually won each of the last five matches between the two. However, each team has won twice in this venue over the years.
Olimpia Milano vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Armani Milano have not played very good defense against teams who score easily so far, and CSKA Moscow have the best offense right now. There is a good chance that this match will be a high-scoring one, while CSKA Moscow should be able to record a nice win here.
Olimpia Milano vs CSKA Moscow: Betting Tips
CSKA Moscow can easily cover the -7.5 handicap @ 1.85 here, and this is something to look for. However, I will alternatively go with the Over 164.5 points here @ 1.75, which can be confirmed if CSKA Moscow play their usual style of basketball.
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