Olimpia Milano vs Khimki Moscow
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 25 October 2018
Time: 19:45 CET
Olimpia Milano (W2 L1) pulled a massive upset in their last match on the road, where they humiliated Olympiacos Piraeus by a massive 75:99. Their opponents were actually pretty solid in the first quarter, and were up by 26:24. However, Olimpia Milano played great defense in the second quarter and entered the half time break leading by 41:44. They kept on pushing and extended their lead in the third quarter, and eventually destroyed the Reds in the final quarter (12:26) to record a massive win. Mike James (who used to play for Panathinaikos, an old rival of the Reds) destroyed their opponents with 22 points, 5 assists and 3 triples. Nedovic was excellent with 20 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds, while Micov had 19 points and 4 rebounds. Olimpia Milano are now sitting at the 4th spot of the Euroleague, featuring the 4th best offense with 88.66 points per game, while allowing 79 so far.
On the other hand, Khimki Moscow (W0 L3) have been really bad so far in the season and have lost all three matches. They were actually terrible in the opener against Olympiacos Piraeus at home, and could not have hoped for a lot more in their next two matches against Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes. In their last match they actually fought really hard at home against Anadolu Efes, but despite their resurgence in the final quarter they conceded the final basket to lose by 84:85. Shved continued his one-man show with 25 points, 5 assist, 4 rebounds, 6 triples and 2 steals, while Gill had 15 points with 3 assists and 2 rebounds. Crocker and Mickey scored double digits, while Jenkins jad 7 points with 5 rebounds. Khimki Moscow are now at the bottom of the league table along with Buducnost. They score an average of 78.33 points per match, while allowing 88.33 in the process.
Previous 5 games:
Olimpia Milano vs Pistoia 107:83
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Olimpia Milano 75:99
Olimpia Milano vs Real Madrid 85:91
Virtus Bologna vs Olimpia Milano 79:88
Buducnost vs Olimpia Milano 71:82
Parma Perm vs Khimki Moscow 70:80
Khimki Moscow vs Anadolu Efes 84:85
Fenerbahce vs Khimki Moscow 93:85
Khimki Moscow vs Kalev/Kramo 80:73
Khimki Moscow vs Olympiacos Piraeus 66:87
Olimpia Milano vs Khimki Moscow: Head to Head Stats
The two teams exchanged away wins last season, with Khimki Moscow winning by 71:77 in this venue before falling by 77:86 in Russia. Khimki Moscow have the upper hand in this match-up over the years, having won three matches against just one lost.
Olimpia Milano vs Khimki Moscow: Prediction
Olimpia Milano have looked much healthier than Khimki Moscow this season. The Russians did have a brutal schedule last week, but they solely rely on Alexey Shved’s outbursts against this season. Shved has been terrific so far in the season but he should have an off-match soon.
Olimpia Milano vs Khimki Moscow: Betting Tips
I will go with Olimpia Milano to cover a -6 spread on this one (@ 1.90), as they know that containing Shved is key here. Khimki Moscow don’t have many offensive options apart from Shved and could struggle mightily in this match.