Date/Time: 04-27-2018, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Khimki M. +4
In this Euroleague Basketball quarterfinal, we have game 4 between the 8th-seeded Khimki Moscow Region (16-14), who lived to fight another day with their latest home victory, and the team with the best record in the league, CSKA Moscow (24-6) who need only one win in the next couple of games in order to advance one more season into the Final Four.
CSKA Moscow had a 24-5 record in the regular season and finished on top of the league. In game three they saw a 9-game winning streak end with a road defeat by Khimki, 79-73. Khimki had a 16-14 record in the regular season and were placed 8th in the league. In game three they ended a 5-game losing skid with a home victory against CSKA Moscow, 79-73.
Top Basketball BookmakersNando De Colo leads CSKA Moscow in scoring with 16.9 ppg, adding 3.9 dimes per game but he injured in game 1. Sergio Rodriguez follows with 14.2 ppg and a team-best 5 dimes per game, while Cory Higgins adds 14 ppg. Alexey Shved leads Khimki in scoring with 21.3 ppg, adding a team-best 5.2 dimes per game. Anthony Gill follows with 11.9 ppg and 4.6 boards, while Tyler Honeycutt adds 9.6 ppg and 5.5 boards.
Khimki have a 10-6 home record , while CSKA Moscow are 10-6 on the road. In their seven meetings so far this season, CSKA leads 6-1 wins and are 2-1 in Khimki’s home court. CSKA Moscow have the best offense in the league with 89.2 ppg to Khimki’s 78.7, while Khimki are better defensively, allowing a 79.2 ppg to CSKA’s 80.2. CSKA have the best accuracy from inside the arc with 56% to Khimki’s 52.6% and the third-best from behind the arc with 41.6% to Khimki’s 36%. CSKA also grab more rebounds, with 33.2 to Khimki’s 32.4 and commit less turnovers (11.5 to 11.8) while both teams make almost the same number of assists per game, with 18 and 17.9 respectively. Khimki have proven extremely competitive against their Russian companions and they look absolutely capable of winning another game at home. Bookmakers give CSKA Moscow a -4 spread but pick Khimki in this one.
CSKA Moscow vs Khimki M. Game 4 Prediction: Khimki M. +4 (-108)