MOS vs BEL Dream11: The defending champions CSKA Moscow host Italian giants Olimpia Milano (also known as Axe Armani Exchange Milan for sponsorship reasons) at Sports Swimming Complex CSKA, in Moscow, Russia. Momentum will be high in both the camps after big wins for each team in the last game.
This will be the 13th meeting between these two teams in the EuroLeague competition since 2000. CSKA Moscow leads the overall head-to-head record with nine wins in those matchups.
CSKA Moscow | Olimpia Milano
Games: 15 | 15
Wins: 10 | 08
Defeats: 05 | 07
Total Points scored: 1253 | 1139
Points conceded: 1171 | 1193
Host: CSKA Moscow
Visitors: Olimpia Milano
Match Timing: December 26, @ 10:30 PM
Venue: Sports Swimming Complex CSKA
From CSKA Moscow:
Mike James had a monster game last time around as he scored 28 points. That was not a surprise as he averages a team-high 18.9 points per game in EuroLeague this season, and that return makes him 5th best player in Europe.
James is also attempting 2.5 three points per game, fourth on the list in that regard.
Janis Strelnieks is in red-hot form at the moment, as he comes into this game with double-digit scores in the last seven matches.
Kyle Hines could be your difference-maker as he blocks more shot per game than his teammates.
From Olimpia Milano:
Sergio Rodriguez has scored in double-digits in 14 of his last 15 EuroLeague games.
Vladimir Micov is also in red-hot form for Milano as he looks for his 9th double-figure game in the last 10 matches.
CSKA Moscow team news: Will Clyburn remains a long-term injury absentee for the defending champions as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Moscow are also without Mikhail Kulagin who is nursing a foot injury.
CSKA Moscow active roster: Mike James, Joel Bolomboy, Janis Strelnieks, Nikita Kurbanov, Daniel Hackett, Andrey Vorontsevich, Johannes Voigtmann, Joel Bolomboy, Ron Baker, Kyle Hines, Sergi Martinez, Nikola Mirotic, Pierre Oriola, Artem Pustovyi
Olimpia Milano team news: As for the visiting team, Nemanja Nedovic will sit out this game due to an ankle injury he suffered in round 12. But Arturas Gudaitis returned to the matchday squad last week after having missed a few games due to an injury and should be fine for this game.
Olimpia Milano active roster: Amedeo Della Valle, Shelvin Mack, Vladimir Micov, Paul Biligha, Riccardo Moraschini, Michael Roll, Sergio Rodriguez, Kaleb Tarczewski, Arturas Gudaitis, CinCiarni, Christian Burns, Aaron White, Jeff Brooks, Luis Scola
MOS vs AXE Dream11 starting five:
PF: Kyle Hines / Janis Strelnieks
SF: Nikita Kurbanov
C: Johannes Voigtmann
PG: Mike James
SG: Darrun Hillard / Daniel Hackett
PF: Luis Scola
SF: Vladimir Micov
C: Kaleb Tarczewski
PG: Michael Roll
SG: Sergio Rodriguez
CSKA Moscow: Kosta Koufos, Joel Bolomboy, Andrey Vorontsevich, Ron Baker, Semen Antonov, Ivan Ukhov
Olimpia Milano: Amedeo Della Valle, Shelvin Mack, Arturas Gudaitis, Riccardo Moraschini, Aaron White
MOS vs AXE Dream11 teams:
PG: M James (SP), J Strelnieks, S Rodriguez
SG: A D Valle
SF: N Kurbanov
PF: L Scola, J Vorontsevich
C: K Hines
PG: M James, J Strelnieks, D Hackett
SG: D Hillard
SF: V Micov (SP)
PF: L Scola, J Brooks
C: K Hines
We back CSKA Moscow to win this game.