Date/Time: 04-28-2019, 12:00 EDT
Spread: Sassari -8
In the 28th round of action in the Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A), two teams fighting for the 8th and final playoff place of the league are clashing, when Dinamo Basket Sassari, currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, are hosting Basket Brescia Leonessa (also known as Germani Basket Brescia), with both teams having won their last six and two games respectively and looking to extend those winning streaks today.
Sassari have a 15-2 record so far this season and are currently tied with Avellino in the 7th place of the league. They have six consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Pesaro with an 81-88 score. They are led in scoring by Scott Bamforth with 19 ppg, adding 3.1 assists per game. He is followed by Jack Cooley with 14.3 ppg and a team high 9.1 rebounds per game, while Jaime Smith adds 13.3 ppg and 4.5 assists per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersBrescia have a 14-14 record so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the league. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against Virtus Bologna with a 77-75 score. They are led in scoring by Jared Cunningham with 14.4 ppg, while Jordan Hamilton follows with 13.9 ppg and a team high 6.9 rebounds per game. Awudu Abass adds 13.4 ppg and 4.6 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting in the first round of the regular season Sassari won on the road with a 71-95 score. Sassari have an 8-5 home record, while Brescia are 4-9 on the road. Sassari are better offensively, scoring 89.8 ppg to Brescia’s 80.4, while Brescia are better defensively, allowing 80.8 ppg to Sassari’s 84.7. Sassari better percentages both in field goals (46.8% to 43.7%) and in 3-pointers (37.3% to 33.8%). They are also better in rebounding (37.6 to 35.7), in assists made (17.7 to 15.9) and in turnovers committed (12.2 to 12.8). Sassari are the absolute favorite at home and expect them to win by more than 8 points today.
Brescia vs Sassari Prediction: Sassari -8 (-115)