In Game 1 of this Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A) semifinal, the first-seeded Reyer Venezia Mestre, or Reyer Venice Mestre, after eliminating Cremona 3-0 wins in the quarterfinals, are hosting the the fifth-seeded Aquila Basket Trento (also known as Dolomiti Energia Trento), who eliminated Avellino in the quarterfinals 3-1 wins. The game takes place at the Taliercio Arena in Venice on Friday, May 25th 2018. Italian Lega A Trento vs Venezia Game 1 Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 05-25-2018, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Venezia -5.5
Trento had an 18-12 record in the regular season. Trento finished in fifth place of the league table. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against Avellino in game 4 with an 84-68 score. Venezia finished the regular season with a 23-7 record and were placed first in the league table. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Cremona in game 4 with a 72-99 score.
Trento are led in scoring by Dominique Sutton with 13.3 ppg. Sutton adds a team high 7.5 boards per game. He is followed by Shavon Shields with 12.7 ppg, 3.9 boards and 2.5 dimes per game, while Chane Behanan adds 12.3 ppg and 5.4 boards. Venezia are led in scoring by Gediminas Odelik with 14.9 ppg. Odelik adds 4.8 boards per game. He is followed by Austin Daye with 12.4 ppg and a team high 6.3 boards per game. And Hrvoje Peric adds 11.8 ppg and 5.2 boards per game.
Venezia have won both games against Trento in the regular season (at home by one point and on the road by 4 points). Team Venezia have a 14-3 home record so far this, while Trento are 8-9 on the road. Venezia are better offensively, scoring 84.1 ppg to Trento’s 80.4, while Trento are better defensively, allowing 76.7 ppg to Venezia’s 78.5. Venezia have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 47.5% to Trento’s 45.8% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36.8% to Trento’s 34%.
Club Venezia are also better in assists made, with 18.5 to Trento’s league-low of 13.3 and in turnovers committed (12 to 12.4) while Trento are only better in rebounding (33.5 to 32.6). Trento have forced two close games against Venezia this season and Vegas odds give Venezia a -5.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as Trento will force once again a close game.
Trento vs Venezia Game 1 Prediction: Trento +5.5 (-112)
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