Fenerbahçe is 3-7, while Khimki is 6-4. Both teams have very deep and versatile rosters.
Fenerbahçe is struggling in the offense this season, as they are one of the worst scoring teams in Euroleague with only 73.6 points per game. The Turkish team has recorded the worst start in the season in their history. The home team needs to defend the three-point line as Khimki is a dangerous team from behind the line. Fenerbahçe have many injury problems this season. Also, for this game, Jan Vesely (23.6 mpg, 7.6 ppg), Nando de Colo (30.0 mpg, 21.0 ppg), Leo Westermann (6.5 mpg), and Nikola Kalinic (21.0 mpg, 5.5 ppg) are all in doubt, the unimportant Tirpanci is out for use. Kalinic suffered a broken nose in Sunday’s domestic league game and went under surgery. Vesely did not play against Lyon as he felt pain during warmups before the game. If Kalinic is able to play, he will defend Shved (if Shved plays) because Kalinic is a very good defender.
On the other side, Khimki is a very good offensive team but its best player, Shved (28.7 mpg, 19.3 ppg, 4.9 apg) is in doubt after he missed the last game. He traveled to Turkey with the team but remains doubtful until the start of the game. Janis Timma (27.4 mpg, 12.7 ppg) is also in doubt. Mozgov has a long-term injury, Gubanov will miss for sure too. Vialtsev, Desiatnikov, and Barashkov are all in doubt, but all of them are unimportant players for the Russians. If any player does not play this game, the offensive power for any of the teams will be much lower. According to Devin Booker, Khimki Moscow player, the team has to focus more on defense and stop Fenerbahçe Beko scorers to keep them on low scoring points.
Fenerbahçe is the underdog in this game but we will place under for totals points as the line is too high. No more than 160 points are expected in this game and I will place this bet on VIP-IBC, so join the best betting platform to catch the best odds and limits!