Buducnost vs Cedevita
ABA liga, playoffs semifinal, Game 1 in series best of 3
Both teams have finished the regular season with same record but Buducnost was better placed due to better H2H. Namely here in Podgorica it was +6 in favor of Buducnost while game in Zagreb ended with +5 Cedevita victory. BTW, game in Zagreb was the match where Buducnost also dominated most of the time and IMO it was lucky win for Cedevita who made some 12:0 run just near the end and thus won.
Overall, Buducnost was in much better form of these two sides although both finished with same record. Cedevita was so bad at one time that there were rummors how head coach Zdovc will be fired. But he remained there.
Also have in mind these two sides were in the same group of Eurocup and there Buducnost won both games while here in Podgorica was 30+ pts difference.
Buducnost for entire season is without home loss in ABA while in Eurocup they lost just twice at home (Lokomotiv Kuban and Darussafaka).
Landry was not in the team in last two games, probably will have some minutes today. As I mentioned several times lately, Buducnost in final stage of the season entered with new player. It was Justin Doellman and all who follows basketball knows how big name he is.
So, as of late I like this team even more.
I expect home win, probably also covered handicap but I will try here with HT FT option since I have opinion Buducnost will dominate this game from the beginning.
Buducnost vs Cedevita prediction
|HT FT: 1/1||William Hill||1.95||8||84-83 WON (+7.6 units)|