In the first game of the Euroleague Basketball quarterfinals, we have Game 1 between the second-seeded and Russian Champions CSKA Moscow (24-6), looking to extend their current winning streak, who are hosting the seventh-seeded Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (15-15), who on the other hand want to end a small losing streak of their own.

Date/Time: 04-16-2019, 13:00 EDT

Spread: CSKA Moscow -8.5

Total: +164.5

CSKA Moscow finished the regular season with a 24-6 record and were placed second in the league. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Baskonia with an 82-78 score. They are led in scoring by Cory Higgins with 14.9 ppg, while Nando De Colo follows with 14 ppg and 3.5 dimes per game. Will Clyburn adds 13.7 ppg and a team high 7.1 boards per game.

Baskonia finished the regular season with a 14-13 record and were placed 7th in the league. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against CSKA Moscow with a 78-82 score. They are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 12.2 ppg, adding 4.4 rebounds per game. He is followed by Vincent Poirier with 11.3 ppg and a team high 8.1 rebounds per game, while Matt Janning adds 10.8 ppg.

In their two previous meetings in the regular season each team won once at home (CSKA by 4 points and Baskonia by 3). CSKA Moscow have a 13-2 home record so far, while Baskonia are 4-11 on the road. CSKA Moscow are better offensively, scoring 86.8 ppg to Baskonia’s 81.9, while Baskonia are better defensively, allowing 79.6 ppg to CSKA Moscow’s 80.3 ppg. CSKA Moscow have better percentages both in field goals (48.7% to 47.3%) and in 3-pointers (40% to 36.3%). Baskonia on the other hand are better in boards grabbed (32.6 to 31.3) and in dimes made (18.4 to 17.5), while CSKa Moscow are better in turnovers committed (11.4 to 12.3). CSKA are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.

Baskonia vs CSKA Moscow Game 1 Prediction: CSKA Moscow -8.5 (-110)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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