The VTB schedule arrives in Astana where local Astana will host the guests from Moscow. Khimki are not having a very good season in the Euroleague with 10 wins in 24 matches, but things are folding way better for them in the VTB League where Kurtinaitis’ men are all-day leaders with 16 wins in 17 fixtures. Astana can only dream about such heights with only 6 winnings in 15 matches they have played so far, so the favourite of the game is not hard to predict. The other side of the coin hints at the lunatic side of Khimki, which bases its game on offence alone. Facing tough Euroleague rivals, Khimki still show some signs of defence at times, but VTB games usually do not make them think of serious guarding of their own basket. That could be a chance for Astana.
What has to be known about Astana is that they are not a team of purpose, so to speak. They manage to gather a decent budget, they usually possess some very bright individual prospects, and they are fun to watch for fans due to their ever-offensive nature. However, they tend to rely on the American school, and Americans who come to join the club are usually on a mission to leave after a good season or two. They come here for good stats and bigger contracts to be signed in the future, which leaves Astana shy in making big VTB League goals. Sustainability is not what this team directs to or is about, but offensively they are always strong and play to the best. Current league leaders Khimki is a big motivation name for the hosts, so I expect Astana to shy offensively as that is the only strong spot of them. Defensively, they are doomed to concede as many as Khimki will want to score. Basically, this game is one of those banal matches where the stronger side can score as many as they want and the weaker one tries to keep the scoring race alive for as long as possible to stand a chance for a win in the end.
Although the total points line is set high for this one, I believe in an all-star game scenario at the Astana cycling track. If you also want to bet on this game with the highest odds, sign up for the best betting platform now and be amongst the winners!