Barcelona vs Baskonia
Spanish ACB, playoffs Semifinal, Game 3 in the series best of 5.
Baskonia is 2-0 up after they have won both games at home. If they win also today, Baskonia will secure place in the finals where Real Madrid already is after beating Gran Canaria with 3-0.
I will try to keep here short cause I already had previews for both games played on Baskonia court. I wrote a little bit more deep about these two sides back then.
In any case, I had two winning bets on those games (Baskonia 1/1 in first and Barsa halftime handicap in second). Those were two pretty different games. In Game 1 we saw one tired Barcelona team and huge Baskonia win, expected I would say. But then the last time, Barcelona was much better, opened the game very strong, scored high 48 pts for halftime and was 10 pts up after 20 minutes. Still, they couldn't hold on till the end. Baskonia improved in the second half, first of all in shooting from the downtown and won the match, 85:79.
But overall it was good effort for Barcelona, they showed they can cope with Baskonia.
Now back home for Game 3, I must favor Barcelona and coach Pešić. IMO this series is far from over.
What I like about Barcelona is the fact always some new player shine. Earlier in the playoffs that was Koponen for example, then against Baskonia Hanga and Tomić in first, Moerman in second game. Barcelona has enough quality and enough deep roster. I doubt they will be swept in this semifinals.
Barcelona vs Baskonia prediction
|Barcelona -3.5||Bet365||1.90||8||67-65 LOST (-8 units)|