Barcelona vs River Andorra
Spanish ACB, quarterfinal playoffs, Game 3
Game 1: Barcelona - Andorra 76:94
Game 2: Andorra : Barcelona 81:85
So the series is tied and this is the third crucial match. After surprisingly loss at home, Barca was able on the road to bounce back and to force series back to Barcelona.
My bet last time was on Barcelona but I choose the wrong option, HT FT and I lost cause Barca was not leading at half-time. But they covered the handicap at the end, at least they did covered the handicap we had near the tipoff (as low as 3 pts).
As I said for Game 2, I was sure Andorra can't repeat performance from opening game. They were hitting from the downtown like crazy and had 50% for 3 pts. It wasn't 50% like 5 of 10 but they had 50% with even 16 successful 3 pts shots.
Of course in Game 2 that % had to go down. They were in fact good also in game 2 but only in first half with 7 successful attempts but as soon later on they stop hitting from downtown (only one successful attempt for entire second half before hitting another in last second of the match), it was clear Barca will win that game.
BTW, from being 11 pts down what was the biggest Barca deficit in Game 2, they went as much as +12.
Barcelona team in Game 2: Heurtel (13 pts), Koponen (15), Claver (-), Hanga (11) and Tomic (19) – starting five- Sanders (-), Pau Ribas (13), Moerman (12) and Reynolds (2).
So, now is the question what we can expect in Game 3. IMO Andorra wasted their chance. If you ask me, no way they can recover now. I mean it's a little bit mentally factor now. Andorra was close, they failed at home to close the series and I think Barcelona will destroy them today, something similar like we saw when these two teams met each other here late in the regular sesson and when the host won with 20+ pts difference.
Barcelona vs River Andorra prediction
|Barcelona -8||Pinnacle||1.88||10||91-71 WON (+8.8 units)|