The premiere of the 21st Euroleague competition takes place in Moscow where the local Cheka faces the dangerous Valencia. The home team finished with 2/2 the previous week's double, thus climbing to the 3rd place. The victories against Spain's Real and the Basque Country may have come down a little, but the result is what counts and Itoudi's team can hope for better days now that Hackett is back in action, limiting the Russian absentee. They are now called upon to face yet another Spanish team, this time in Valencia, which is expected to be lined up with many absences, thus giving Chaska the opportunity to confirm its upward course and on Monday beat Zenit in St. Petersburg very comfortably in the VTB. League and completed 4 consecutive successes.
The Spaniards, as mentioned above, travel to Moscow having a lot of problems with Sastres, Abalde, Tompey and Lloyd being out of combat and N'Dour being doubtful as well. And for those less seasoned in basketball, the absences above mean that Valencia will miss 35.9 points and 14 rebounds on average since all absentees are valuable members of the rotation. Last week the Spaniards impressed everyone by winning 2/2 in Russia against Kimchi and Zenit but today their task is much more difficult.
The home team is the clear favorite for the match and if they take advantage of the absence of the away team they will reach a comfortable dominance while the aggressive virtues of both teams allow us to go over. The combination of ace with over 5 points and over 154.5 total points pays 1.82