KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz hosts Khimki Moscow Region in the Round 25 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague at the Fernando Buesa Arena on Friday.
Baskonia heads into this game with a crucial 80-73 win over Zalgiris Kaunas at the Fernando Buesa Arena last weekend. Zalgiris Kaunas bounce back from a 15-point deficit in the first half (40-25), but Baskonia played exceptionally well and defeated the Khimki Moscow at home (80-73). Winning the dramatic Zalgiris Kaunsas match improved the Baskonia to 12-12 on the season.
With another four of the remaining six games being at home, the club is expected to get in the playoffs and will end at the Final Four of the competition. The club are in good shape for the last few weeks having earned its fifth straight win at home and won three of its last four games in the tournament. Baskonia remains consistently good on offense (sixth best) and keeps improving on defense (seventh best). The club are led in scoring by Vincent Poirier averaging 11.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24 appearances.
Khimki Moscow enters to this came after facing a last-minute 88-90 home loss to AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan in Round 24 of the competition. The club are now in a two-game losing streak and are almost outside of the last playoff berths. Khimkiare placed 13th in the League standings with a record of 9-15. The club are led in scoring by Jordan Mickey averaging 14.2 points and 5.2 rebounds at the end of play in Round 24 of the tournament.
EuroLeague Baskonia vs Khimki Moscow Prediction
In the last 12 EuroLeague games meeting with each other, Baskonia holds a slim 6-5 edge in the series with the last meeting in Round 15, Baskonia triumphed Khimki 77-85 in Moscow.
Baskonia have an upper hand on his opponent while considering their last performances on the season, but the club will miss their key players like Toko Shengelia or Jayson Granger that could be a good chance for the Khimki Moscow to come back in the tournament.
Baskonia averaged 80 points per games and allowed 70 points per game of their last four games in the EuroLeague, while Khimki seems to have found its groove offensively with at least 90 points in three of its last four games. We expect the total points scored in this game will be Over 160.
EuroLeague Baskonia vs Khimki Moscow Prediction: Total Points: Over 160 @ 1.62 at Pinnacle Sports