The NLEX vs Ginebra game is more interesting compared to Converge vs SMB. If BGR plays a very good game, it could be a close match because Ginebra was not so dominant in their previous game. Also, in their last meeting, the game was very close, with Ginebra winning by only 3 points in a score of 111-114.
NLEX will be more eager to bounce back here and have a win against Ginebra, both teams will prepare for their next games and its hard to tell who will win on this. Though I think with this series, Ginebra still have a good advantage here as they are more composed team and they really know each other for a long time now. Good plays and better pass will help Ginebra to achieve a better result, maybe a big lead win for Ginebra tomorrow.
Chemistry and trust from one another, the advantage that Gin kings will show up here, I see your point in terms of play executions but yes, NLEX will do everything to win as well, they will prepare just the same with how Gin kings will do, but along the way only one team will win and experienced wise, Gin kings have a better advantage here.
Might need to bring everything, not just with the new import, but they needed to work together if they wanted to win against the heavy favorite SMB. I'm always vocal with my pick here and I also believing that whatever the spread the chance of covering is possible with SMB, even they don't have Fajardo but the import's performance covers his numbers.
It will be the locals that will compete to win and how they will finish the game against one another.
Speaking of locals, the local players of Converge are also good players, and can help their import in terms of offense.
They have players like Ahamnisi, Teng, and Stockton to lead the offense for the locals, and at the same time they have Arana, Pascual and Tratter to defend the paint. The FiberXers' local players are also good ones as well and will be a good help with their new import. Well, Converge are the heavy underdogs in this series match-up because why not? They are facing the SMB who we know how star-studded their team are even without Fajardo.
Like you, I also believe that the spread that the sportsbook will put might be covered by the SMB whatever number it is (spread).
Let see if how SMB will seal the win here. I would love to see TR7 to play and give some minutes to add up with their offensive threats.