In Game 5 of the Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A) Finals, the second-seeded EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (22-8), after losing both games on the road and seeing the series getting tied 2-2 wins, they are hosting once again the fifth-seeded Aquila Basket Trento (18-12), in a game whose winner will be crowned Italian Champion for the 2017/18 season. Italian Lega A Finals Trento vs Olimpia Milano Game 5 Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time:  06-13-2018, 14:45 EDT

Spread: Olimpia Milano -7

Total: +159

Milano finished the regular season with a 22-8 record and were placed first in the league. They have back-to-back losses, both in the finals and in their last game they lost on the road against Trento in game 4 with a 77-74 score. They are led in scoring by Andrew Goudelock with 15.3 ppg. Vladimir Micov adds 11.9 ppg and 3.5 boards per game. Arturas Gudaitis follows with 10.4 ppg and a team high 7 boards per game. In addition Jordan Theodore adds 10.4 ppg.

Trento finished the regular season with an 18-12 record and were placed fifth in the league. They have back-to-back wins, both in the finals and in their last game they won at home against Milano in game 4 with a 77-74 score. Trento are led in scoring by von Shields with 14 ppg. He adds 3.8 boards per game. And Shields is followed by Dominique Sutton with 13.1 ppg and a team-best 7.2 boards per game. While Chane Behanan adds 12.3 ppg and 5.4 boards per game.

Milano lead Trento 5-2 wins so far this season, having a perfect 4-0 at home. Team Milano have a 17-4 home record this season, while Trento are 9-13 on the road. Milano are better offensively, scoring 82.7 ppg to Trento’s 80.3 and they also have the best defense in the league, allowing 74.8 ppg to Trento’s 77. They also have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 47.2% to Trento’s 45.7% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 35.9% to Trento’s 33.9%.

Club Milano are also better in rebounding, grabbing 33.8 to Trento’s 33.1 and in assists made, with 14.5 to Trento’s second-worse of 13.2, while Trento are better in turnovers committed (12.2 to 12.6). Milano might have lost both road games but have been perfect against Trento at home. Vegas odds give them a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win and the championship.

Trento vs Olimpia Milano Game 5 Prediction: Olimpia Milano -7 (-113)

 

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Italian Lega A Finals Trento vs Olimpia Milano Game 5 Spread and Prediction

Nikos Lagouretos

Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use.I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.
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