Milan – CSKA

Kyle HinesCSKA travels to Italy without its stars Nando De Colo and Milos Teodosic. Markets already reacted with huge odds drop on Milan. 

 

CSKA was opened as -7.5 points away favorite, but after the news about M.Teodosic to miss a month (due the health problems) line moved to -3.5… De Colo also will miss this match. The goods news for CSKA is Joe Freeland return to the field (expected today to get first minutes). CSKA position in the standings are safe and they might give rest to their top players without complications.

Milan also has its own problems. Alessandro Gentile is waiting offers from Euroleague teams to continue his career elsewhere. There are rumors that Raduljica is also not far from exit doors. Their level of game is far from expected and seems that during the transfer window there will be much movements inside the team.

  • Home avg. pace: 153 attacks (+) *
  • Home avg. scoring: 1.14 pts/attack
  • Away average pace: 155 attacks (+)
  • Away avg. scoring: 1.13 pts/attack

* (-) – team tends to slow pace of the game
(+) – team tends to increase pace of the game

Without De Colo and Teodosic we should expect more defensive minded CSKA with Jackson, Fridzon, Higgins, Khriapa getting more minutes than usual. They all are great defenders and should be able to limit Milan offense, which already collapsed to show normal offensive level against CZ, Unics and Fenerbahce defenses. 86 points looks too much for Milan.. CSKA allowed 86+ points just 3 times this season and that happened due extra-points in 4th quarters.

Pick: Milan under 86 points @ 1.90 Pinnacle 

P.S. Average odds & line at the moment of paid subscription release. 

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