2019 EuroLeague Round 22: CSKA Moscow vs. Real Madrid February 07, 2019 by Marc Jerbs

On Friday, CSKA Moscow will host Real Madrid in Round 22 of the 2019 EuroLeague. Game time is set 8PM local time and will be held at the Megasport Arena. Both teams are in pursuit of a home-court advantage in the playoffs. Real Madrid is in sole 2nd place the standings with CSKA Moscow next to them. A win by CSKA Moscow will move them in joint 2nd place but holds the tie-breaker in head-to-head wins this season with Real Madrid.

CSKA Moscow must need to minimize the transition offense of Real Madrid and must stay focused on transition defense throughout the game. They must play their bread-and-butter half-court sets to keep control of the tempo and prevent Real Madrid fast-paced style of play.

Real Madrid's last two losses to CSKA Moscow was due to their slow start in the 1st half of both games. They were exhausted in rallying from huge deficits in both games that attributed to their losses. A fast start from Real Madrid on Friday may finally break their two-game losing streak against CSKA Moscow

The sportsbook handicappers have installed CSKA Moscow as a 5.5-point favorite to beat Real Madrid on Friday night.

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