CSKA Moscow vs Zenit Petersburg Game 2 5/19/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

CSKA Moscow vs Zenit Petersburg Game 2 5/19/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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Zenit Saint Petersburg are hosting the defending champions of CSKA Moscow at the Sibur Arena in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 13:00 ET in Game 2 of this Russian VTB United League semifinal. CSKA Moscow made the break in the opening game of this series and took both the 1-0 lead and stole the home court advantage. They ended the previous three-game winning streak of Zenit Petersburg, for their fourth win in their last five matches. 

Zenit Petersburg had a 20-4 record in the regular season and finished in the first place. They are coming off a home defeat against CSKA Moscow with a 73-78 score. They shot better both from inside the arc with 57.7% to 53.3% and from behind the arc (33.3% to 28.6%). But they missed a grand total of 10 free throws (16-26 for a 61.5%). Kevin Pangos did everything he could with 23 points on 4 triples, adding a game-high 7 assists. Tarik Black added 16 points and a team-high 8 rebounds. 

Will Thomas leads the team both in scoring with 11.7 ppg and in rebounding with 5.6 per game. Kevin Pangos adds 11.5 ppg and a team-high 6.7 assists per game. 

Zenit has the best defense in the league with 71.2 ppg and they score 84 ppg offensively. They have a 56.8% 2-point percentage and a 40% 3-point percentage. 

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CSKA Moscow vs Zenit Petersburg Game 2 Predictions 5/19/2021

CSKA Moscow had a 17-7 record in the regular season and finished fourth in the league. They are coming off a road victory against Zenit with a 78-73 score, despite having worse percentages both from inside and outside the arc. Tornike Shengelia had a team-high 17 points, adding 7 rebounds. Johannes Voightmann double doubled with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while missing only one shot for a game-high 30 ranking. 

Mike James the team both in scoring with 14.7 ppg and in assists made with 3.9 per game but is now playing for the Brooklyn Nets. Shengelia follows with 13.1 ppg and 4.2 rebounds per game.  

CSKA Moscow are second-best offensively, scoring 90.4 ppg and are third-best defensively with 76.6 ppg. They have a 56.6% 2-point percentage and a 38% 3-point percentage. 

CSKA Moscow leads Zenit Petersburg 3-2 wins so far this season, having a 2-1 lead in Saint Petersburg. They are 5-1 in their previous five meetings in Saint Petersburg. Zenit Petersburg have a 13-2 home record, while CSKA Moscow are 9-5 on the road. Zenit are too good to drop a second straight game at home, so pick them with -1.5 today. 

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CSKA Moscow vs Zenit Petersburg Game 2 5/19/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 13:00 ET 

Location: Sibur Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

TV: –

Russian VTB United League Odds/Point Spread: Zenit Petersburg -1.5

Russian VTB United League Totals: +154.5

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