Date/Time: 05-22-2019, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Brindisi -3
In Game 3 of this Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A) quarterfinal, the fifth-seeded New Basket Enel Brindisi (also known as Enel Brindisi), looking for their first win in the series, are hosting the fourth-seeded Dinamo Basket Sassari, currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, who have a commanding 2-0 lead and need only one win in order to advance to the next round.
Brindisi finished the regular season with a 18-12 record and were placed 5th in the league. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Sassari in Game 2 with a 97-106 score. They are led in scoring by Adrian Banks with 15.6 ppg, adding 4.6 rebounds and a team high 4.1 assists per game. He is followed by John Brown with 14.4 ppg and a team high 6.6 rebounds per game, while Jeremy Chappell adds 13 ppg and 5.2 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersSassari finished the regular season with a 18-12 record and were placed 4th in the league. They have 11 consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Brindisi in Game 2 with a 106-97 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 high 8.9 rebounds per game, while Rashawn Thomas adds 13 ppg and 6.6 rebounds per game.
In their five previous meetings earlier this season Sassari leads Brindisi 3-2 wins, having won the only road game by 6 points. Brindisi have a 10-5 home record, while Sassari are 8-7 on the road. Sassari are better offensively, scoring 89.8 ppg to Brindisi’s 81.8, while both Brindisi are better defensively, allowing 79 ppg to Sassari’s 84. Sassari have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 45.7%) and in 3-pointers (38.4% to 33.5%). They are also better both in rebounding (38.2 to 33.3) and in assists made (18.2 to 17.8), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (12 to 12.2). Sassari have the momentum in the series and expect them to win today one way or another as they have already done before this season.
Sassari vs Brindisi Game 3 Prediction: Sassari +3 (-111)