With the third-seeded Basket Brescia Leonessa (20-10) having a commanding 2-0 lead in this Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A) quarterfinals series after winning both home games, they are now visiting sixth-seeded Openjobmetis Varese (16-14), who are with their backs against the wall and will be eliminated with a defeat today. Italian Lega A Brescia vs Varese Game 3 Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 05-14-2018, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Varese -4.5
Brescia had a 20-10 record in the regular season. They finished in the third place of the league and they have won three of their last four games. Varese had a 16-14 record in the regular season. They finished in the sixth place of the league and they have three consecutive losses.
Brescia are led in scoring by Marcus Landry with 15.3 ppg, adding 4 rebounds per game. He is followed by Michele Vitali with 12.2 ppg, while Bryce Cotton adds 11.5 ppg. Dario Hunt follows with 11.4 ppg and a team high 6.7 rebounds per game. Varese are led in scoring by Stan Okoye with 15.3 ppg, adding 7.4 rebounds per game. He is followed by Aleksa Abramovic with 12.2 ppg, while Tay Waller adds 11.4 ppg.
The first game on Monday was the closest one of all first rounders so far, with Brescia bouncing back after two strong quarters by the hosts. Varese owned the first quarter (14-22) and the third one (16-20) and could not utilize their stellar shooting from inside the arc (61.1%) as Brescia made a comeback in the final quarter and got away with a narrow 77-75 win.
In their three previous meetings earlier this season Brescia leads 3-1 wins, while Varese have won the only game at home with a 100-72 score. Varese are 11-4 at home, while Brescia are 9-6 on the road. Brescia are better offensively, scoring 79.8 ppg to Varese’s 78.4, while both teams have almost identical defenses, allowing a second and third-best 75.5 and 75.6 ppg. Brescia have a better accuracy from the field with 46.4% to Varese’s 44.9%, while Varese have a better accuracy from behind the arc with 35.3% to Brescia’s 35%. Brescia dish more assists (17.9 to 15.5) and commit fewer turnovers (11.7 to 12.8), while Varese grab more rebounds (36.3 to 33.4). Varese are in a win-or-go-home situation and Vegas odds give them a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds as they have already won once at home by 28 points.
Brescia vs Varese Game 3 Prediction: Varese -4.5 (-113)
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