Cedevita vs Buducnost

Game from ABA. Not so many rounds left in regular season. Here we have two of the three best teams but IMO at this point only one play on expected level. It's Buducnost. Team from Montenegro is also current leader, tied with Crvena zvezda but holding tiebreaker. So, if Buducnost wins all of the four games left, they will secure home court advantage during playoffs.

By the offered odds, they are not favorites today but IMO they are at least in 50-50 situation here.

Firstly, Buducnost has better coach. For me Dzikic way above Zdovc. I'm sick already from one same story after every Cedevita loss when Zdovc says something like,"Ok, we lost but I still think we are the best team in the league".

But, to get honest, you can't see that on the court, especially lately. Namely, Cedevita is losing game after game. They are 0:5 in second Eurocup stage. There Cedevita is in the same group with Buducnost and they have been already defeated here at home from them, 75:78 was back then. I expected Cedevita to win back then and they have had big first half lead but then it was complete collapse in second half. And somewhere from that moment, Cedevita simply wad not able to get back on right track. Even if we forget their 0-5 in Eurocup, it's still remain the fact they lately lose also in ABA. Here in this competition they lost last time even from Olimpija. From Crvena zvezda couple rounds ago, it was expected Cedevita will lose in game on the road. But it was not just defeat, it was in fact really embarrassing result, some 35 points deficit at one moment.

Buducnost on the other side, mainly play good. They had recent loss away against Mornar in Bar but it was nothing for too big concern. In the mentioned Eurocup group, Buducnost will qualify for quarter finals. They have lost only in games with Lokomotiv Kuban who IMO is the best team in Eurocup and easily would be at 50% even in Euroleague.

I expect Buducnost to win today's games outright while if lose, then IMO this is going to be one possession loss.

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Cedevita vs Buducnost prediction

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Buducnost +4.5 Pinnacle 1.81 8 76-71 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
+6 -4
Comments (1)
FairPlayBet
Cedevita will play today without Katic while Ukic is questionable after missing also the game vs Trento.
By the words of head coach Dzikic, Buducnost won't be with complete roster too. But what I especially like about visiting team is the fact their best players like Ivanovic, Gordic, Gibson...seems to be in excellent form right now.

Also note Cedevita is without real home court advantage. Namely, you won't see too big crowd on their home games and those are usually just regular people who likes basketball. So, not a atmosphere that will give you wind in your back.

Cedevita is in better spot after played at home their previous game (vs Trento in Eurocup), so no traveling for them. Buducnost was in Russia and not just that but today's game is their fifth straight road game counting both, ABA and Eurocup. So, better spot for Cedevita but I won't fall on that this time. It was pretty similar situation the last time they met, and I already mentioned above what happened at the end.
02/03/2018 - 16:05
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