Bayern vs ALBA Berlin
German Bundesliga, playoffs finals, game 3
Currently is 1-1 and seems we are going slowly to the fifth match here. Yes, IMO we will see here deciding Game 5. That was pretty much expected even before finals started. But hardly it was expected we would see two road wins at the start. Alba won here in Munich 105:96 after OT, but then lost st home with huge 95:69.
Result from previous match really was huge surprise for me. Not much Bayern victory itself but the points difference was surprisingly high. Simply, all season amazing Alba offense suddenly collapsed last time. Maybe it's more correct to say, Alba had one terrible quarter, it was the opening period when they scored only 9 pts and were down 9:26. Bayern later was up as much as 22 pts (9:31) and game was practically early decided cause Alba never came close later in the match.
Still, I belive previous game or that one quarter was only one exception. IMO we will see today real Alba, the team we saw in Game 1. Whether it will be enougj for new road win? Probably not, cause Bayern really rarely loses games in Munich. But, +8.5 still seems as many points to be covered for the favorite.
Bayern suddenly remained last time without Hobbs, though it didn't costed then back then but it could affect them now if the point guard again miss the game.
Bayern vs ALBA Berlin prediction
|Alba +8.5||Pinnacle||1.84||8||72-66 WON (+6.72 units)|