The CSKA Moscow will take on Khimki Moscow in the VTB United League finals at the CSKA Universal Sports Hall on 5.6.2019. at 16:00 UTC time. The CSKA finished first at the regular season with a 22-4 record, while the Khimki finished third in the VTB league table with a 20-6 record.
CSKA Moscow enters into this finals with a 69-68 road win against Zenit St. Petersburg in Game 3 of the VTB League semifinals. Sergio Rodriguez led the CSKA with 19 points while Joel Bolomboy chipped in ten points. CSKA Moscow made a confident start in Game 3 and took a lead of 9 points in the third quarter. The Zenit recovered in the last quarter and tied the score at 65 with few seconds remaining. Eventually, Evgeny Valiev missed the two-pointer for Zenit and CSKA got away with the win.
Khimki Moscow defeated Unics Kazan in the semifinals to advance to the VTB League Finals. Alexey Shved led the Khimki with 25 points and nine assists while Timma added 24 points. Jordan Mickey contributed 13 points, and Stefan Markovic chipped in 11 points. Unics started the game with a 14 point lead, but Khimki bounced back and cut the deficit to five points at halftime. Then, Khimki made a strong comeback in the second half and managed to win the game.
Following the win against Unics, Khimki Moscow has secured the slot in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for the 2019-20 season. CSKA Moscow is in excellent form this year and has claimed its eighth EuroLeague title in the Final Four held 17-19 of May in Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain.
CSKA Moscow vs Khimki Moscow Prediction
Khimki Moscow are clear favorite to win this game here, but we are expecting a tight match here which can go either way. The anticipated points will be Over 167.5.