Lietkabelis vs. Rytas Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 29, 2022 16:20 CET
Probably the decisive match of the final series of the Lithuanian LKL Basketball League will be played tomorrow at 16:20, and the Lietkabelis team will try to get one step closer to winning the championship title with a new victory.
Nenad Canak is doing an incredibly good job this season, considering that he managed to achieve unexpectedly good results if we keep in mind that the Lietkabelis team is incomparably cheaper than most European clubs. They finished the regular part of the Lithuanian championship in third place on the table, and then eliminated Juventus 3-0 in the quarterfinals without much difficulty. In the semifinals, they prepared a real sensation by defeating the favored team of Zalgiris three times, and thus clearly showed everyone that they are very serious candidates for winning the title. What we can say about the Lietkabelis team is that they are characterized by a very fast game with a fairly high number of attempts in the shot for three points, and the big drawback of this style of play is that they do not know how to adapt to more aggressive zone defense, and when they enter in a series of misses, they very easily leave the initiative to the opponent.
Rytas dominated during the regular part of the championship, and he absolutely deservedly entered this playoff from the first position on the table. In the quarterfinals, they played against Alytaus Dzuki, and with a total score of 3: 1, they managed to secure a place in the semifinals. The next opponent was the Siauliai team, but Rytas did not bother too much, and thanks to two convincing victories at home, it was easier than expected to win the opportunity to fight for the trophy. Given that Zalgiris was stopped in the semifinals, the Rytas team is objectively the biggest favorite to win the title, given that it is a very experienced and “solid” team, which has almost the same quality in defense and attack, and almost every defeat experienced this season was due to a lack of concentration. The shot from distance is their strongest weapon, and it is hard for us to believe that they will be as inaccurate in the second match in a row as a few days ago.
26.05.22 LKL Rytas – Lietkabelis 68:77
11.04.22 LKL Lietkabelis – Rytas 86:90
19.02.22 KM CRytas – Lietkabelis 80:82
29.01.22 LKL Lietkabelis – Rytas 83:80
09.10.21 LKL Rytas – Lietkabelis 85:71
Team News and Injuries
Lietkabelis: Lipkevicius and Gagic are uncertain about tomorrow’s match.
Rytas: No absences.
Lietkabelis vs Rytas Prediction
Before the start of the final series, the Rytas team was a likely favorite, but now they are in a situation where they are under pressure because they lost at home in the first match. In the first match, Rytas shot catastrophically bad free throws, and when we add to that the fact that they hit only six shots for three points, defeat was inevitable. Lietkabelis had over 60 percent success in attempts for two points, they made practically no mistakes from the free-throw line, and that was enough for the first break in this final series.
A big problem for the Lietkabelis team could be the potential absence of Lipkevicius and Gagic. Lipkevicius had visible leg problems in the first game, while Gagic made painful grimaces several times during the game, which clearly indicates that both players played the first game in pain, and it is unclear whether they will be fully ready for tomorrow’s duel.
All in all, we expect a reaction from Rytas, and we believe that after tomorrow’s game, the result in the final series will be 1: 1.
Prediction: Rytas +5 AH
Date and time: 29.05.2022 16:20 CET
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