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CSKA Moscow – AX Milano

Kyle Hines makes his return to the Russian capital when CSKA Moscow hosts AX Armani Exchange Milan. CSKA (18-9) comes off its biggest loss in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, 100-70 against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Mike James (19.4 ppg.), Will Clyburn (13.3 ppg.) and Toko Shengelia (10.7 ppg.) have been its pillars this season. Milan (18-10) looks for its second consecutive road win, led by Kevin Punter (14.3 ppg.), Shevon Shields (13.6 ppg.) and Sergio Rodriguez (10.5 ppg., 4.3 apg.). Expect an intense game between two foes in the upper part of the standings.

Without Milutinov, it will be a completely different game and CSKA must focus on Milan’s strengths to get a critical victory. On defense, CSKA needs to stop Rodriguez in his return to Moscow. Milan is without injured Malcolm Delaney, so Punter and Rodriguez will share point guard duties. James must put pressure on them and run the show on offense, creating shots in one-on-one opportunities, but also finding Clyburn, Shengelia and Iffe Lundberg to make CSKA more unpredictable.

  • Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

It will be a special night for Kyle Hines, who returns to Moscow for the first time after seven successful seasons with CSKA. Hines has the tough mission to stop Michael Eric and Joel Bolomboy down low. Other than doing a much better job at rebounding that in its last game against CSKA, Milan should running its offense through Punter and Shields, who have been strong in recent games. On defense, stopping James should be critical and head coach Ettore Messina can rely on Punter and Michael Roll to do so.

  • Zach LeDay has missed the last five games with an injury.
  • Malcolm Delaney has missed the last two games and is set to be sidelined for at least four weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic cleaning of his left knee.

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( Euroleague predictions with correct price at 11/03/2021, 10:25 CET. Odds subject to change )

Panathinaikos – Maccabi

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (9-17) is on a three-game losing streak and hopes to break it against one of its traditional sports rivals and its coach’s boyhood club. Mario Hezonja (17.5 ppg.), Ioannis Papapetrou (12.1 ppg.) and Georgios Papagiannis (9.3 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 1.8 bpg.) are leading the Greens right now. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (11-15) hopes to snap its three-game road losing streak led by Scottie Wilbekin (14.5 ppg.), Tyler Dorsey (11.3 ppg.) and Elijah Bryant (10.1 ppg.). It will be a special game for Coach Oded Kattash, who grew up with Maccabi, but led Panathinaikos to the 2000 EuroLeague title by beating the Israeli champs in the championship game.

Ioannis Papapetrou is back, which allows Panathinaikos to play with a big lineup, using him and Hezonja on the wings. Panathinaikos must make the most out of that size advantage and stay aggressive on offense; the Greens rank second in offensive rebounding at 11.7 per night. On defense, stopping Wilbekin and Dorsey should be a priority and Panathinaikos can rely on two excellent on-the-ball defenders, Lefteris Bochoridis and Leonidas Kaselakis, to do so.

  • Nemanja Nedovic has missed the last four games.

Maccabi ended a four-game losing streak with a win against Valencia Basket in which the Israeli champs did a lot of good things. Maccabi scored 51 points after the break and was effective inside the arc (21-of-35 2FG, 60%). Omri Casspi gave Maccabi a big boost – 14 points in as many minutes – and he could play a key role in this game against Papapetrou. As always, Maccabi must find good scoring options for Ante Zizic and Othello Hunter in the paint to spread the floor for its many shooters.

  • Yovel Zoosman will be out until late March with a knee injury.

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Villerbaunne – ALBA Berlin

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne hosts ALBA Berlin on Thursday night. ASVEL (12-16) comes off consecutive losses after a record six-game winning streak. Norris Cole (13.8 ppg.), David Lighty (11.9 ppg.) and Moustapha Fall (9.4 ppg., 5.5 rpg.) have been its main references throughout the season. ALBA (10-18) looks for its second consecutive road victory. Marcus Eriksson (12.3 ppg.), Simone Fontecchio (10.6 ppg.) and Ben Lammers (10.1 ppg., 1.2 bpg.) are leading the team in recent games.

ASVEL ranks fifth in three-point shooting (40.0% 3FG) and that should be one of its main weapons in this game against a run-and-gun team such as ALBA. On defense, stopping Sikma should be its main priority, as ALBA runs its offense through him due to his passing skills and off-the-charts basketball IQ. Guerschon Yabusele and Amine Noua should play physical against him to try to keep the ball away from Sikma. On offense, Cole should run the show, using his one-on-one and passing skills to make the difference.

  • Derrick Walton has been sidelined for several weeks with a hip injury.
  • Antoine Diot did not play in the last three games.

ALBA had a brilliant offensive performance against Khimki, making 18 of 35 three-pointers and dishing 31 assists. That allowed ALBA to rank second in assists (20.2 apg.) and three-point shots made (10.0 per game). ALBA, however, needs to cut turnovers to be more competitive. The German powerhouse averages 14.7 turnovers, which is second overall, and it is up to its main ballhandlers, Siva, Jonas Mattisseck and Maodo Lo, to make ALBA’s offense more efficient.

  • Jayson Granger is out after having hand surgery.
  • Louis Olinde is sidelined with a hand injury.

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Crvena Zvezda – Khimki

The two teams at the tail end of the standings meet when Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade hosts Khimki Moscow Region. Zvezda (7-21) is on an eight-game losing streak which it hopes to end right away. Jordan Loyd (17.0 ppg.), Corey Walden (10.8 ppg.) and Ognjen Dobric (7.9 ppg.) are leading the team. Khimki (3-24) looks for its first road victory since downing Zenit St Petersburg in Round 9. Alexey Shved (19.2 ppg., 8.1 apg.), Jordan Mickey (13.8 ppg., 5.5 rpg.) and Errick McCollum (10.3 ppg.) are Khimki’s main pillars.

Zvezda has been heavily undermanned in recent games, but is expected to bring back some players to its roster in this game. Even so, Loyd should stay as its first option on offense. Zvezda lost three of its last six games by 3 points or less, so being more focused in crunch time should make the team more competitive. On defense, stopping Shved should be a priority and Zvezda can rely on Walden and elite on-the-ball defender Branko Lazic to do so.

  • Duop Reath and Quino Colom have missed the last five games.

Khimki should keep running its frontcourt offense through Mickey, who has been on fire lately, averaging 21.8 points on 44-of-70 two-point shots (62.9%) in his last five games. Finding Mickey down low should be critical, as well as running its backcourt offense through Shved and McCollum. Khimki allows 90.8 points on average, at least 7.1 more points than any other team. Being able to contest more shots should make Khimki more competitive right away.

  • Devin Booker has missed the last seven games.
  • Stefan Jovic has not played in the last six games.
  • Janis Timma has not played in the last three games.

basketball prediction Tip: Winning Margin 3-way Any Other (1-5 points) at 3.00 with bet365
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Real Madrid – Barcelona

One of the greatest rivalries in sports will have a new chapter written this week. Real Madrid (17-11) arrives to El Clasico after a critical road victory against Zenit St Petersburg in Round 28. Walter Tavares (11.6 ppg., 8.1 rpg., 1.8 bpg.), Gabriel Deck (7.8 ppg.) and Jaycee Carroll (10.0 ppg.) are leading the team right now. FC Barcelona (20-8) can become the first team to qualify for the playoffs with a win on its rivals’ court. Nikola Mirotic (16.7 ppg., 6.2 rpg.), Cory Higgins (12.9 ppg.) and Brandon Davies (12.0 ppg.) have led Barcelona until now.

Real is not scoring as much as in recent seasons (79.8 ppg.), but has also improved its defense. Real allows 76.8 points on average and keeps opponents to just 51.2% shooting on two-pointers. Tavares and Usman Garuba lead the team on defense and both players should have critical roles against Davies and Mirotic, respectively. On offense, Carlos Alocen and Nico Laprovittola will try to prevent Nick Calathes from dominating the game tempo, which may be one of the biggest keys to this exciting game.

  • Anthony Randolph is out with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
  • Rudy Fernandez has not played in the last four rounds due to back issues.
  • Sergio Llull is sidelined after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Barcelona has the best defensive numbers in the competition, allowing just 73.2 points per game and holding opponents to 34.3% shooting from downtown. That should be extremely important against a team full of good shooters like Carroll, Alocen and, if available, Thompkins. Barcelona leads the EuroLeague in turnovers at 15.0 per night. Having a more efficient offense should make Barcelona even more dangerous as it has talented, experienced scorers at all positions.

  • Pau Gasol will not play.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-3.0) at 1.90 with bet365
( Euroleague predictions with correct price at 11/03/2021, 10:25 CET. Odds subject to change )

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CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season formally comes to a close on Wednesday night when CSKA Moscow hosts Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in a makeup game from Round 25. CSKA (23-10), which has already clinched second place in the standings and a matchup with Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in the playoffs, will look to build on its five-game winning streak. Panathinaikos (11-22), which has lost eight of its last 10 games, is 16th in the standings and can overtake ALBA Berlin for 15th if it wins.

For CSKA, this game is for protocol only and could be a good chance for Coach Itoudis to spread minutes around. That could still prove to be a winning formula as second-string players try to use every available minute to fight for more playing time come the playoffs. A strong showing on the boards and good sharing of the ball would be the perfect recipe for another CSKA victory.

  • Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • Mike James has been suspended by head coach Dimitris Itoudis.
  • Daniel Hackett will miss this game due to a shoulder injury.

The Greens will be shorthanded since Mario Hezonja is not eligible because he was not yet registered when this game was originally scheduled to be played in February. Accordingly, the Greens will need players like Ben Bentil, Shelvin Mack and Howard Sant-Roos to assist Nedovic in filling the basket to have a shot at finishing the season on a high note.

  • Mario Hezonja is not available to play since he was not with the team on the original date the game was scheduled.

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Zenit – Panathinaikos

All eyes will be on St Petersburg, Russia, on Monday where Zenit is in position to make history when it welcomes Panathinaikos for a rescheduled Round 6 game, which is set to determine the final remaining playoff matchup. With a win, Zenit would claim eighth place in the standings and reach the EuroLeague Playoffs in its first full season in the competition, setting up a playoff date with FC Barcelona. If Panathinaikos wins, eighth place will go to Valencia Basket. Zenit is coming off an 86-69 win over Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv on Friday, while Panathinaikos has lost seven of its last nine games – and four in a row away from home – including a 93-78 defeat in Kaunas on Thursday.

Zenit needs Kevin Pangos to get the team going from the start and try to push Zenit into transition where the team thrives. After a shaky period, Zenit has been playing with a lot of confidence in the last two games. Its success starts with the team’s defense, which is one of only two in the competition that has allowed fewer than 75 points per game (74.7 ppg.). Zenit needs to pay attention to Nedovic and Mario Hezonja and make sure they do not get hot.

Panathinaikos is the second-best rebounding team in the competition (34.5 rpg.), and goes against a team that pulls down the second-fewest rebounds (30.9 rpg.). The Greens must enter this game determined to win the rebounding battle, which will be far from a small task given the matchup of Georgios Papagiannis, Dinos Mitoglou and Ben Bentil going against Arturas Gudaitis, Alex Poythress and Tarik Black.

  • Mario Hezonja is not available to play since he was not with team on the original date the game was scheduled.

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