Unics – CSKA

Russian teams played 3 official games this season: 91:105 and 88:92 (VTB league), 80:98 (Euroleague). In all matches game pace about average (148-149 attacks), but efficiency was very high (average 1.24 pts/attack). Looks like either of opponents doesn’t have defensive solution for opponents attacks. Absence of motivation might be a factor too, because both teams takes VTB league games as preparation for Euroleague and their only game in EL was played at the moment of injury crisis in Kazan.

Unics management has banned C.Clarke for discplinary reasons. He is not playing any more for Kazan. Not sure about CSKA rotation tonight, because on Monday they are playing VTB league in Khimki. At the moment Euroleague should be more important for them. Let’s see.

Game pace should be ok for UNDER and hope ercentage will not be higher than 1,15 pts/attack (however, this happened in 8/13 Unics home games and 10/13 CSKA road games). Stats are talking in favor of UNDER and the only risk is h2h stats, so limited bet.

  • Home avg. pace: 139 attacks (-)
  • Home avg. scoring: 1,04-1,19 pts/attack
  • Away average pace: 147 attacks (+)
  • Away avg. scoring: 1.03-1,12 pts/attack
  • Expected pace: 142-149 attacks
  • Expected total range: 147-172 points

Pick: Under 167.5 @ 1.92 WON

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