Cibona vs Buducnost (By: Clinch)
I watched Cibona against Krka and I watched Budućnost against Gran Canaria and Mega Bemax. In last three games Cibona managed to score 100 points what is amazing considering they scored only 66 points against Zadar. After the Zadar game Cibona team probably woke up a bit and started playing, at least in offense. After that game they had an equal match at Mega Bemax and Mega is sensation this year, Mega made real problems to Budućnost in last round in Podgorica.
On other side Budućnost does not have offensive problems against such teams, but there is something wrong with Budućnost defense also, Mega made 50 points in first HT and they turned around the game with some defense and good shots. I predicted correctly that this scenario will not happen against experienced Gran Canaria, but they were close, they got to 6 points deficit at one moment. They scored 50 points in second HT just like they did against Mega. Still their main weapon are three pointers.
In Zagreb against Cibona they will not feel pressure and will have dominant feeling since they won against Cibona in last 9 encounters. I expect Budućnost play confidently in offense and thus leading the game from the very start just like they did against Zadar and therefore not paying too much attention to defense. This time Cibona surely will not reach 100 points but I expect them to at least score 76 points as bookies set the line. On other hand I expect from Budućnost to reach 90 points again. Gordić will be main character here imo since he was playing here few seasons ago. I expect Cibona will be running a lot and making lay ups and the game will have lots of Free throws but lately they can also score from 3pt line with no problem. It is a 76:92 game for me. The line should have been set at least 7 points higher at 164 points.
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Cibona vs Buducnost prediction
|OVER 158||Pinnacle||1.92||8||83-77 WON (+7.36 units)|