MOS versus ZEN Dream11: We’re well into the Russian Basketball League finals and it’s been another intriguing season. In this game, CSKA Moscow will host St Zenit Petersburg. Game 4 was amazing as Moscow beat Zenit 111:110 as Will Clyburn dropped 33 points, however, it was Will Clyburn who snatched the show with a winning shot. Moscow have a three-to-one lead here and a win means they will clinch the title. Can they accomplish this at home?
Host: CSKA Moscow
Visitors: Zenit Saint-Petersburg
Timing of matches: May 30, @ 22:30 (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: CSKA Swimming Sports Complex
Russian Basketball League Projections, Statistics and Analysis
Zenit misses a golden opportunity
Zenit will regret the last minute of the previous game as they couldn’t stop Will Clyburn. He faked Polythress first, then nailed the jumper over 15 feet with a contested hand coming his way. But of course, that’s how it is, there’s a reason you play the game until the buzzer. Zenit themselves made the game reach OT after constantly jumping around late game, but in the end it only prolonged the agony.
Both teams did a great job reaching the line and, like the game itself, the stats were identical from the free throw line. Zenit took 23 of 27 shots while Moscow took 24 of 28 shots from trebles. It’s strange how close the other statlines are. Zenit and Moscow each had 13 triples while both teams took 24 free throws from inside the three-point line. Zenit only committed seven turnovers which is commendable that the game went to the second OT, but again they must find it unfair how the result of the last game went.
Russian Basketball League Scores, Top Fantasy Basketball Picks
Nikola Milutinov (MOS)
Milutinov made seven of nine shots and was an incredible rebounder throughout this thrilling series. I expect a range of 18-25 points and 11-16 rebounds. It can be selected as Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy script.
Jordan Loyd (ZEN)
Loyd is an elite playmaker and a brilliant all-around guard. I expect 12-16 points, 6-10 assists and 4-7 rebounds.
Casper Ware (MOS)
Casper had the biggest shot last game and overall was 6/16 last game and will be huge again. It can be in the range of 15 to 21 points.
Sergei Karasev (ZEN)
Karasev has been an incredible presence in the last three games as a goalscorer, but I think he will be chilled here. I expect a range of 13-18 points and 3-5 rebounds.
Alexey Shved (MOS)
Alexey is one of the best playmakers and he had four triples in the last game. He will be key here and I think he will be 16-22 points, 5-8 assists and 4-7 rebounds.
Billy Baron (ZEN)
Baron had an impressive 10/15 filming night, and he was booming. I expect a range of 12 to 17 points.
Will Clyburn (MOS)
Clyburn was on fire last game, shooting 11 of 19 and converting seven of nine. I expect a range of 12-19 points and 4-6 rebounds.
Alexander Poythress (ZEN)
Alexander was a huge inside player in the last game. I think he’ll be 8-14 points and 4-7 rebounds.
Sperm Antonov (MOS)
Antonov did well on the bench. I expect 6-11 points and 3-5 rebounds.
Jordan Mickey (ZEN)
Mickey may be in 8-14 points and 4-7 rebounds.
Nikita Kourbanov (MOS)
Kurbanov may be in 5-9 point range here.
Andrei Zubkov (ZEN)
Andrey can be 2-6 points and 3-6 rebounds.
Jonas Jerebko (MOS)
Jonas can be 5-9 points and 4-6 rebounds.
MOS Range vs. ZEN Dream 11
PG: B Baron
OS: One Shved (PP)
SF: S Antonov, S Karasev
PF: J Jerebko, W Clyburn, A Zubkov
VS : N Milutinov (ES)