Date/Time: 03-22-2019, 12:00 EDT
Spread: Khimki M. +2
Two teams sitting outside playoff places of the Euroleague Basketball are clashing in the 28th round of action, when the Russian Khimki Moscow Region (9-18), who are already eliminated from the playoffs but looking to end their current lengthy losing streak, are hosting the Israeli Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv (12-15), who still have chances for the playoffs and are looking to bounce back today.
Khimki have a 9-18 record so far this season and currently sit in the 13th place of the league. They have five consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Darussafaka with a 91-85 score. They are led in scoring by Alexey Shved with 24.3 ppg, adding a team high 6.8 assists per game. He is followed by Jordan Mickey with 14.5 ppg and a team high 5.1 rebounds per game, while Anthony Gill adds 11.5 ppg and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersMaccabi have a 12-15 record so far this season and are currently tied with Zalgiris in the 10th place of the league. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against Zalgiris with an 83-85 score. They are led in scoring by Scottie Wilbekin with 13.2 ppg, adding a team high 3.2 assists per game. He is followed by Tarik Black with 11 ppg and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Johnny O’Bryant adds 10.6 ppg and a team high 5.6 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting in the first round of the season, Maccabi won at home with a 79-63 score. Khimki have a 6-7 home record so far, while Maccabi are 4-9 on the road. Maccabi are better both offensively, scoring 79.1 ppg to Khimki’s 78.8 and defensively, allowing 79.3 ppg to Khimki’s 82.1 ppg. Maccabi have a better field goal percentage (46.3% to 46%), while Khimki have a better 3-point percentage (35.4% to 34.5%). Maccabi are better in rebounding (31.3 to 26.2), while Khimki are better in assists made (18.7 to 15.9) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (11.3 to 11.4). Maccabi are the only team with incentive in this game so pick them for the road win today.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Khimki M. Prediction: Maccabi Tel Aviv -2 (-112)