Change of venue for game 5, will it be a variable for the series?

Could the location change for Game 5 affect the flow of the championship match?

KBL will hold the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship from the 25th.

After a fierce playoff, Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation and Seoul SK Knights, who reached the final gate, met again at the top after last year. However, the difference from last year is that the team that takes the home advantage for first place in the regular league has changed from SK to KGC.

However, the venue for Game 5 of the Champions League has changed.토토사이트

Initially, two games were played at the home of the top team (Anyang) and two games were played at the home of the bottom team (Jamsil), and from the 5th game, the games were scheduled to be played in the order of Anyang-Jamsil-Anyang, but due to problems with the Jamsil Student Gymnasium, the 5th game was played in Jamsil. And the 6th and 7th matches were played in Anyang.

KGC fans respond that KGC is at a loss in that the 5th game, which can determine the direction of the entire series after playing in their own home, will be held at SK’s home.

KGC’s Byun Jun-hyeong did not attach much importance to the venue change, saying, “As much as the fans regret it, so do I. However, it is not important where we play the game, it is important that we play and win.”

On the other hand, SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol carefully conveyed the position that although it is a situation where more home games will be played first, there will be no significant advantage for SK in the overall flow.

Coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “Honestly, we are inferior in terms of power. We have more difficulties than our opponent in terms of physical strength. If the series is prolonged, it is disadvantageous to us. But KGC’s power is so good that it is not easy to win early.” said.

At the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Championship Media Day held at the KBL Center in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 23rd, KGC coach Kim Sang-shik and Jeon Hee-cheol both said they would play in the 5th game.

Coach Jeon said, “That’s why I said Game 5. If we want to win, we have to win within Game 5. But it’s really difficult to win 4 games out of 5 against KGC. We have to play all our games away, so I don’t think the 5th home game will work in our favor as a result.”

This season, KGC has shown strong form at home. KGC, who took first place in the regular league with an odds ratio of 0.685 (37 wins and 17 losses), recorded an odds rate of 0.741 (20 wins and 7 losses) at home. On the other hand, SK had the same home-away results. The overall win rate in the regular league was 0.667 (36 wins, 18 losses), and at home, it recorded a win rate of 0.667 with 18 wins and 9 losses.

Head-to-head, they all showed better form with 2 wins and 1 loss at home.

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