Khimki will host Olimpia Milano at the Khimki Basketball Centre in the EuroLeague on Thursday.
Khimki are on a great run of form coming into this game. They have won five out of the last six games in all competitions. The only loss in that time came against Crvena zvezda in the EuroLeague. Throughout the season they have lost just twice in the competition. Khimki faced Zenit in their last game and recorded an 87-73 victory. Austin Hollins was the star man for them, and he scored 25 points in the game.
On the domestic level, it is no different. Khimki have won all their games in the VTB United League, and they stand first in the table. Defending champions CSKA Moscow are behind them, and Khimki are one of the favourites to win the league. They reached the final last time, but CSKA won in a 3-0 rout. Khimki have finished second in the league for the previous three seasons. In the EuroLeague, Khimki failed to reach the playoffs last season. They finished 13th and won just 9 out of the 30 regular-season games.
Alexey Shved has been the star performer for Khimki this season. He is averaging 20.86 points per game in the EuroLeague this season. No other player has managed more, and Nando de Colo of the Fenerbahce is tied with him on the same number. Devin Booker and Janis Timma are the other players contributing on the offensive end for Khimki.
Milan will be their opponents, who are flying high this season. They are tied with Barcelona at the top of EuroLeague after winning six of their seven games. Barcelona have a superior points difference which means that Milan dropped to second place. The only loss for Milan in the EuroLeague came against Bayern Munich in October. The German side won 78-64 in a rare bad performance from Milan. But they have recovered from that defeat well.
Since that defeat, they have lost just two games. Both those defeats came in the domestic league, and they have been flawless in the EuroLeague. Milan even beat Barcelona, by an 83-70 scoreline a week ago. Sergio Rodriguez and Vladimir Micov led their side to the win that day. Milan’s most recent game was against Baskonia, and they claimed an 81-74 win. Five players scored more than 10 points in a balanced performance.
Rodriguez has been their main attacking player, and he is averaging 15.7 points per game in the EuroLeague. Milan’s last three wins have come by a margin of more than 10 points. In their last league game, they demolished Varese by a 93-69 scoreline.
Khimki vs Olimpia Milano Betting Tips
Milan are in great form, and they will be the favorites to pick up the win against Khimki. But Khimki’s home record is strong, and they will provide a good game. They have won the last six home games. So it will be a close game, and Milan should get the win by a margin of fewer than 10 points.