Euroleague Basketball Picks
Two teams sitting on the bottom places of Euroleague Basketball are clashing in the 11th round of action. The German Champions of Alba Berlin (2-6), are hosting the Russian Khimki Moscow Region (2-7). Both squads are struggling having won only twice so far this season and only one will return to the winning ways today.
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Date/Time: 11-26-2020, 14:00 EDT
Spread: Alba Berlin +3.5 Total: +164.5
Alba Berlin have a 2-6 record and are tied with Panathinaikos in the 15th place. They have lost three of their last four matches. In their last game they lost by Zenit at home, 66-73. They were a 5-point underdog and failed to beat the odds.
Marcus Eriksson leads the team in scoring with 10 ppg.
Khimki have a 2-7 record and are sitting in the second to last place. They have lost two of their last three matches. In their last game they lost by Anadolu Efes at home, 77-105. They were a 2-point underdog but failed to cover the spread.
Alexey Shved leads the team both in scoring with 18 ppg and in assists made with 8.6 per game.
In their only meeting last season, Khimki won at home by 17 points.
They also lead Alba 4-2 win all-time in Euroleague, but both of their losses have been on the road.
Alba are 1-4 at home, while Khimki are 1-3 on the road.
Khimki are slightly better offfensively (77.4 to 73.8 ppg) but they have the worse defense, allowing 85.4 ppg to Alba’s third-worse of 83.9.
Khimki have better percentages both in field goals (44.9% to 43.7%) and in 3-pointers (36.2% to 32%).
They are also better in rebounding (30.2 to 25.8), while both teams are very close both in assists made (17.9 to 17.8) and in turnovers committed (14.5 to 14.7).
Bookmakers give Khimki a -3.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. They have been very weak so far this season and they don’t pose a threat on the road, so pick the hosts in this one.
Khimki M. vs Alba Berlin Prediction: Alba Berlin +3.5 (-115)
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