In Game 5 of the French Basketball league (LNB Pro A) Finals, the first-seeded Monaco Basketball Club (25-9), who lived to fight another day and forced a game 5 with a road win in the fourth game, are hosting once again the third-seeded Le Mans (21-13), with the winner of this game being crowned French Champion. French LNB Pro A Finals Le Mans vs Monaco Game 5 Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 06-24-2017, 12:30 EDT
Spread: Monaco -7.5
Monaco finished the regular season with a 25-9 record and were placed first in the league. In game 4 they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against Le with a 69-78 score. They are led in scoring by Gerald Robinson with 14.9 ppg, adding 3 dimes per game. He is followed by Elmedin Kikanovic with 14.4 ppg and 4 boards per game, while Chris Evans adds 13.1 ppg and a team high 4.1 boards per game.
Le Mans finished the regular season with a 21-13 record and were placed third in the league. In game 4 they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against Monaco with a 69-78 score. They are led in scoring by Justin Cobbs with 14 ppg, adding a team high 5.9 dimes per game. He is followed by Romeo Travis with 11.3 ppg and 4.6 boards, while Mykal Riley adds 10.8 ppg, 4.5 boards and 2.6 dimes per game.
Le Mans leads Monaco 4-3 wins so far this season and are 1-2 on the road, having won by one and 10 points and having lost by 4. Monaco have a 19-3 home record so far this season, while Le Mans are 12-11 on the road. Monaco have the best offense in the league, scoring 85.5 ppg to Le Mans’ 79.6, while Le Mans have the best defense in the league, allowing 74.8 ppg to Monaco’s 78.1.
Team Monaco have the best field goal percentage in the league, shooting with 51.1% to Le Mans’ 47.4%, while Le Mans have a better 3-point percentage (36.7% to 34.4%). Monaco are better in assists made (21.1 to 18.3), while Le Mans are better in rebounding (33.5 to 29.9) and both teams commit almost the same number of turnovers (12.4 to 12.6). In this game that will determine the national champion Vegas odds give Monaco a -7.5 spread and while they are the favorite, don’t expect them to beat the odds as Le Mans will force a closer game than that.
Le Mans vs Monaco Game 5 Prediction: Le Mans +7.5 (-113)
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French LNB Pro A Finals Le Mans vs Monaco Game 5 Spread and Prediction