In the 10th round of the Euroleague Basketball we have a high caliber duel between two of the three best teams currently in the league. The German Bayern Munich (7-2), are hosting the Russian Champions of CSKA Moscow (6-3). The hosts are the biggest surprise of the league so far and have lost only once in their last 8 games. The guests are also coming in hot, having won their last 4.
Date/Time: 11-19-2020, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Bayern +4.5 Total: +160
Bayern have a 7-2 record and are sitting in the second place. They have won seven of their last eight matches. In their last game they won Anadolu Efes on the road, 71-74. They were a 7-point underdog but managed to cover the spread.
Vladimir Lucic leads the team in scoring with 14.9 ppg, adding 5.3 rebounds per game.
CSKA have a 6-3 record and are tied with Valencia in the 3rd place. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won Zalgiris on the road, 78-87. They were a 5.5-point favorite and successfully beat the odds.
Mike James leads the team both in scoring with 17.1 ppg and in assists made with 5.3 per game.
CSKA won both meetings against Bayern last season.
At home by 11 points and on the road by 7.
Bayern are 3-1 at home, while CSKA are 3-2 on the road.
CSKA have the second-best offense with 81.8 ppg, while Bayern follow third with 81.1.
On the other hand, Bayern are better defensively (75.5 to 80.8 ppg).
Bayern have a better field goal percentage (46.8% to 44.8%), while CSKA have a better 3-point percentage (39.7% to 36.6%).
Bayern are better in turnovers committed (13 to 13.5), in rebounding (32 to 28.9) and in assists made (16 to 15.2).
Bookmakers give CSKA Moscow a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. Both teams are coming in hot but CSKA are more experienced and they will get away with the road victory today.
CSKA Moscow vs Bayern Prediction: CSKA Moscow -4.5 (-115)