Date/Time: 06-12-2019, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Venezia -2
In Game 2 of the Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A) Finals, the 3rd-seeded Reyer Venezia Mestre, or Reyer Venice Mestre, after winning a very close opening game at home and taking the 1-0 lead in the series, are hosting once again the 4th-seeded Dinamo Basket Sassari, currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, who saw a lengthy winning streak end and want to bounce back and even the series.
Venezia finished the regular season with a 20-10 record and were placed 3rd in the league. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won at home against Sassari in game 1 with a 72-70 score. They are led in scoring by Mitchell Watt with 14.7 ppg, adding 5.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Austin Daye with 12.2 ppg and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Michael Bramos adds 10 ppg and 3.9 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersSassari finished the regular season with a 18-12 record and were placed 4th in the league. In their last game they saw a 15-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Venezia in Game 1 with a 70-72 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 ppg and a team-best 8.8 rebounds per game, while Rashawn Thomas adds 13.7 ppg and 7.1 rebounds per game.
In their four previous meetings so far this season Venezia leads Sassari 3-1 wins and are 2-1 at home. Venezia have a 16-5 home record, while Sassari are 11-8 on the road. Sassari have a better offense with 89.8 ppg to Venezia’s 81.3, while Venezia have a better defense, allowing 75.2 ppg to Sassari’s 84. Sassari have a better accuracy both from the field (47.3% to 46.1%) and from behind the arc (38.5% to 36.1%). They are also better in rebounding (38.5 to 33.7), while Venezia are better both in assists made (18.7 to 17.7) and in turnovers committed (12 to 12.6). Bookmakers give Venezia a -2 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as Sassari are too good this season to lose a second straight game.
Sassari vs Venezia Game 2 Prediction: Sassari +2 (-112)