In the 2nd round of the Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A), two teams coming off victories in their latest matchups are clashing, when New Basket Enel Brindisi (also known as Enel Brindisi), are hosting Basket Brescia Leonessa (also known as Germani Basket Brescia).
Date/Time: 10-05-2019, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Brindisi -4
Brindisi have a 1-1 record so far this season and are tied with three more teams in the 6th place the league. In their last game they won on the road against Virtus Roma with a 63-87 score. They are led in scoring Adrian Banks with 17 ppg, adding 6 boards and a team high 3 dimes per game. He is followed by John Brown with 15.5 ppg and 6 boards per game.
Brescia have a 2-0 record so far this season and are tied with four more teams in the first place of the league. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against Milano with a 65-73 score. They are led in scoring by Deandre Lansdowne with 18 ppg, adding 4 boards per game. He is followed by Ken Horton with 13.5 ppg, adding 6.5 boards per game.
In their two meetings last season each team won once at home (Brindisi by 7 points and Brescia by 17 in overtime). Brindisi have a 0-1 home record, while Brescia are 1-0 on the road. Brescia are better offensively, scoring 81.5 ppg to Brindisi’s 75.5, while Brindisi are better defensively, allowing 66 ppg to Brescia’s 73.5. Brescia have better percentages both in field goals (51.2% to 44.2%) and in 3-pointers (42.9% to 32.4%). They are also better both in boards grabbed (34.5 to 31) and in dimes made (19.5 to 13.5), while Brindisi are better in turnovers committed (11.5 to 12). Bookmakers give Brindisi a -4 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the guests in this one.
Brescia vs Brindisi Prediction: Brescia +4 (-114)
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