ZEN versus MOS Dream11: The Russian Basketball League finals are here and we’ve seen a great streak so far. In this vital Match 4, Zenit St. Petersburg will host CSKA Moscow. Zenit earned a must-win with a 93:79 win over Moscow as Jordan Mickey took a night by 23 points. Moscow still hold the major cards as they have to win one of the next two games and will enter as favorites again here. Can Zenit force a Game 5 after having forced a Game 4?
Host: Zenit Saint-Petersburg
Visitors: CSKA Moscow
Timing of matches: May 27, @ 22:30 (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Sibur Arena
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Zenit must do better
After being outclassed in terms of free throws in the first two games, Zenit managed a draw and managed 18, a similar number to CSKA Moscow. Zenit’s defense was also activated and they forced Moscow’s outside shots, a team that only shot 31% from inside the three-point line. On the other hand, Zenit made ten more shots from inside the arc, on a brilliant 67%. Moscow made two more threes with a better percentage than Zenit, but the latter had a brilliant indoor game.
Alexey Shved couldn’t start and only shot 2/11 in the last game and he’s a big part of Moscow’s attack. On the other hand, after a relatively thin streak, Jordan Mickey got in and shot 9 out of 15 to headline Zenit’s attack. Moscow center Nikolina Multinov had another good scoring and rebounding game, but other than him, no other player was efficient or high-yielding. Sergey Karasev has given quality production in Zenit’s last two games.
NBA Scores, Top Fantasy Basketball Picks
Nikola Milutinov (MOS)
Intermediate player Milutinov is an incredible inside player with plenty of size and he can provide both paint production and rebounds. I expect a range of 15-21 points and 10-16 rebounds. It can be selected as Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy script.
Jordan Loyd (ZEN)
Jordan is an elite playmaker who can also be a great scorer and he can make a big difference. I expect a range of 10-15 points and 7-10 assists.
Will Clyburn (MOS)
Will is an effective driving player and he can also be a good rebounder. I think he’ll be 13-18 points and 5-8 rebounds.
Sergei Karasev (ZEN)
Sergey has done a great job in two straight games and he can be 11-17 points and 3-5 rebounds.
Alexey Shved (MOS)
After a couple of nights of electric scoring, Alexey got cold and couldn’t make a big offensive production. However, I expect a rebound and a range of 14-19 points and 5-8 assists.
Jordan Mickey (ZEN)
Mickey finally had a big scoring night, but will he replicate the exploits of the last game? I expect a range of 13 to 17 points.
Casper Ware (MOS)
Ware made three of his seven shots and overall he can make a huge difference on the offensive end. I believe it will be in the 11-15 point range.
Billy Baron (ZEN)
Baron can be a good goalscorer and had a big night. I think he will be 6-10 points and 2-4 assists.
Sperm Antonov (MOS)
Semen can end up being between 5 and 9 points.
Denis Zakharov (ZEN)
I expect a range of 3 to 6 points.
Jonas Jerebko (MOS)
Marksman Jonas can be 7-11 points, 3-6 rebounds and 1-3 steals.
Andrei Zubkov (ZEN)
Zubkov can be in the range of 2-6 points
Nikita Kurbanov (MOS)
Nikita can be 4-7 points and 2-5 rebounds.
Alexander Polythress (ZEN)
Strong rebounder Alexander can be 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds.
Allerik Freeman (MOS)
Freeman doesn’t usually get a lot of minutes.
Tyson Carter (ZEN)
Tyson can be 2-5 points and 1-3 rebounds.
ZEN range vs. MOS Dream 11
PG: B Baron
OS: J Loyd (PP)T Carter
SF: S Antonov, S Karasev
PF: J Jerebko, W Clyburn
VS : N Milutinov (ES)