San Lorenzo - Regatas
Fifth match of the playoff final of the Argentinian Liga Nacional in which the title defenders San Lorenzo are leading with 3:1 and have a chance to secure another title tonight with a win on home floor.
Start of the match: 16.07.2017.-02:00 CET
Defensively untouchable San Lorenzo gave a lesson to Regatas in the second game i Corrientes where they were first outclassed by Reggatas(62:78) but only a day later they demolished them 79:58 handing them their first home playoff loss and also leaving them for the first time in this playoff below 60 pts in a single match. That is a proof that it is only a question by how many points the hosts will win this game in which the guests don´t have too many chances and we believe we will see a serious first half in which we expect the hosts to leave the guests at low margins and put away the game.
Probable starting lineup: Deck, Aguirre, Mata, Sandes, Perez-Kaufmann
We have already talked about how much the guests improved their defense and tactical preparation of the matches but in this final an additional weight to their ambitions has been the injury of their main scorer and shooter Quinteros who is once again facing injury issues after coming back and playing in this series. He didn´t play in the last game and his team was heavily defeated so tonight they are aware they have to slow down this match to achieve one of the biggest surprises of the playoff so far. Defensively they can still cope with San Lorenzo for at least 20 minutes and they have solid cover below the rim.
Probable starting lineup: Ramirez, Sims, Espinoza, Saiz, Troutman
San Lorenzo - Regatas TIP
Most probably the final match of the final so we wouldn´t gamble with the total margin but after another travel and two days of rest and the shift of the series from Corrientes to Buenos Aires we believe we will watch a slower first half with defensively minded San Lorenzo. Hosts should have a won match at the break but Regatas can also play solid defense for at least 20 minuted as they have improved their defense in comparison to the regular season so we tip first half under.
TIP: 1st half under 75.5 points
Quota: 1.86 at Marathonbet