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In this all-Russian showdown between two undefeated teams who face off in the 3rd round of action in the Euroleague Basketball, the Russian Champions CSKA Moscow (2-0), are hosting Khimki Moscow Region (2-0), with both teams looking to remain perfect in the competition.
Date/Time: 10-17-2019, 13:00 EDT
Spread: CSKA Moscow -6.5
CSKA Moscow have a 2-0 record so far this season and are tied with Khimki and three more teams in the first place of the league table. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against Bayern with a 79-68 score. They are led in scoring by Darrun Hilliard with 14 ppg, while Mike James follows with 13.5 ppg and a team high 5 dimes per game.
Khimki also have a 2-0 record so far this season and are tied with CSKA and three more teams on top of the league table. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against Baskonia with a 79-76 score. They are led in scoring by Alexey Shved with 21.5 ppg, adding a team high 7 dimes per game. He is followed by Jannis Timma with 17.5 ppg and 3.5 boards per game.
CSKA Moscow won all seven meetings against Khimki last season and were 4-0 at home. CSKA have a 1-0 home record last season, while this will be Khimki’s first road game. CSKA are better both offensively, scoring a second-best of 87.5 ppg to Khimki’s 84 and defensively, allowing 69.5 ppg to Khimki’s 79.5. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.4% to 41.9%) and in 3-pointers (44.6% to 32.2%). CSKA are also better in boards grabbed (34.5 to 33), in turnovers committed (9.5 to 12) and in dimes made (19 to 17.5). Bookmakers give CSKA Moscow a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Khimki M. vs CSKA Moscow Prediction: CSKA Moscow -6.5 (-112)
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