Two undefeated team tied in the top of the league table are clashing in the second round of action in the Italian Basketball League (Lega Basket Serie A), when Aquila Basket Trento (also known as Dolomiti Energia Trento), are hosting Dinamo Basket Sassari, currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari.
Date/Time: 10-05-2019, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Trento -3
Trento have a 2-0 record so far this season and are tied with Sassari and three more teams in the first place the league. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against Reggiana with a 76-84 score. They are led in scoring by James Blackmon Jr. with 23 ppg, adding 4 boards and 3 dimes per game. He is followed by Justin Knox with 16 ppg and 5 boards per game.
Sassari also have a 2-0 record so far this season and are tied with Trento and three more teams on top of the league. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against Pesaro with a 99-79 score. They are led in scoring by Dwayne Evans with 15 ppg, adding 7 boards per game. He is followed by Dyshawn Pierre with 14 ppg and team highs both in boards grabbed with 8.5 and in dimes made with 4.5 per game.
In their two meetings last season each team won once at home (Trento by 5 points and Sassari by 18). Trento have a 1-0 home record, while Sassari are 1-0 on the road. Sassari are better both offensively, scoring 86.5 ppg to Trento’s 86, and defensively, allowing 65.5 ppg to Trento’s 75.5. They also have better percentages both in field goals (51.2% to 48.2%) and in 3-pointers (41.3% to 36.6%). Sassari are better in boards grabbed (38.5 to 37), while Trento are better both in turnovers committed (7.5 to 13) and in dimes made (19 to 18). Bookmakers give Trento a -3 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Sassari vs Trento Prediction: Trento -3 (-110)
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