Barcelona vs Darussafaka (By: Clinch)
First game between them ended 71:79. In betting, the return basketball games usually have completely opposite tempo and scoring efficiency(well in football too)... but there are also realistic reasons to consider why this kind of scenario should be expected. Barcelona is playing hot and cold in terms of their efficiency, scoring around 80pts on an average day and 90-100 pts on a good day. Regardless of their points coming from the paint which are pretty similar throughout the games another factor is their 3pts shooting, and they do it a lot...25-30 attempts to be exact. Since Baskonia game where they started winning again, they went over 90 points only at Gipuzkoa and by statistics it is imo time to happen again, they have huge offensive potential and some of those 3 pointers should start coming in, they have at least 6 guys that can shoot 3 pts. Kyle Kuric didn't have a good night in a while and he was around 15pts in a few games in a row, not to mention that their center Ante Tomić was really poor lately while in Turkey he was the main scorer.
On other hand Darussafaka plays better lately, they scored 84 pts in Moscow to Khimki and after that they scored 79pts and won the game against Olympiakos... and just to compare it, Barcelona scored only 62 points against Oly. So we have a proof that Turkish team is decent offensively and their coach is finding ways around opponents defenses. Darussafaka coach was announcing that he figured out the Olympiakos game plan and how to beat them but I didn't believe it and lost the bet in that game. For this game Turkish coach has a plan to hold Barcelona Under 80 points, we will see...imo it is one thing focusing on yourself to do better in offense than focusing on limiting the other team, after all they received 91 points from Fenerbahce in last game.
I can see 85:76 result in this game.
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Barcelona vs Darussafaka prediction
|Over 155 points||Pinnacle||1.96||7||97-65 WON (+6.72 units)|