In round 2 of the Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A), two teams coming off opposite outcomes in their season openers are clashing, when Pallacanestro Reggiana (also known as Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia), are hosting Aquila Basket Trento (also known as Dolomiti Energia Trento).
Date/Time: 09-28-2019, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Reggiana -4
Reggiana have a 0-1 record so far this season and are tied with seven more teams in the last place of the league. In the opening game of the season they lost on the road against Brescia with a 90-82 score. They are led in scoring by Darius Johnson-Odom with 22 ppg, adding a 4 boards and a team high 4 dimes per game.
Trento have a 1-0 record so far this season and are tied with seven more teams in the first place the league. In the opening game of the season they won at home against Pistoia with an 88-75 score. They were led in scoring by James Blackmon Jr. with 27 ppg, adding 4 boards and 4 dimes per game.
Trento won both meetings against Brindisi last season (at home by 8 points and on the road by 4). Reggiana had a 6-9 home record, while Trento were 7-8 on the road. Trento are better both offensively, scoring 88 ppg to Reggiana’s 82, and defensively, allowing 75 ppg to Reggiana’s 90. Reggiana on the other hand have better percentages both in field goals (49.2% to 47.1%) and in 3-pointers (45.8% to 45%). Trento are better in boards grabbed (39 to 26), in turnovers committed (3 to 10) and in dimes made (20 to 10). Bookmakers give Reggiana a -4 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick Trento for the road win today.
Trento vs Reggiana Prediction: Trento +4 (-110)
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