Prediction: Elan Chalon - Orléans Loiret Basket, LNB Pro B
- Title : Prediction: Elan Chalon - Orléans Loiret Basket, LNB Pro B
Chalon/Saone started the new season in the French national league with three losses from three matches. In the first round, they lost 78-76 at home vs Elan Bearnais. In the next game, Chalon/Saone were defeated 91-73 on the road against Cholet. Last weekend, they were hammered by Strasbourg in Chalon-sur-Saone (76-54).
Chalon/Saone are one of the weakest teams in the league right now, so I expect them to lose also against Orleans.
In the last match, Chalon/Saone had the lead after the first half (29-25), but in the third and fourth quarters, Strasbourg started to play much better, so they secured an important victory. Teyvon Myers was the leading scorer for the losing side with 17 points, while Myles Hesson added one point less.
Chalon/Saone are one of the weakest teams in the France top league right now. They have problems on both sides of the floor. In the first three games, they are averaging just 67.7 points per match. Their three-point shooting is disastrous, as they connected only 28% of the shots. On the other hand, Chalon/Saone are allowing 81.7 points per game.
Orleans started the 2020-21 season with one win and one loss. In the first match, they won 101-63 at home vs Cholet. Yesterday, they lost 97-91 on the road against Strasbourg.
In the last match, Strasbourg were the big favorite for a win, but Orleans had their chances. The most significant difference in a game was the excellent shooting for three points from the home team, as they made 11 triples from 23 attempts. Giovan Oniangue scored 18 points for Orleans, while Paris Lee had 16 points.
My prediction: Orléans Loiret Basket win
Orleans could be one of the most exciting French teams to watch in this season. So far, they are averaging 96 points per game in this season with great shooting from the field. If they find a way to improve their defense, they could be one of France's best teams in the 2020-21 season.