Spanish ACB Baskonia vs Bilbao preview and prediction
Appointment time: 17-06-2020, 12:30 EDT / 19:30 GMT
Spread: Bilbao +8 total: +156
In the opening round of the final round of the Spanish basketball league (ACB or Liga Endesa), Bilbao (14-9), who was 3-1 in the last 4 games, receives Baskonia (12-11), who had won their last 3. Both teams want shake off the rust and win again today.
Bilbao had a 14-9 record in the regular season and was 5th in the league. They had won three of their last four games and won 99-72 in their last home game against Obradoiro CAB. They are led by Alex Bouteille with 17.7 ppg and add 3.8 rebounds per game.
Baskonia had a 12:11 record in the regular season and was associated with three other teams in the 7thth Place. They had three wins in a row and won in their last home game against Tenerife with 75-68 points. They are led by Tornike Shengelia with 16.6 ppg and add 5.3 rebounds per game.
At their last meeting earlier this season, Bilbao won at home with 79-75 points. Bilbao are 9-2 at home, while Baskonia are 6: 5. Baskonia is both offensive (83.7 to 82.8 ppg) and defensive (82 to 83 ppg) better. They also have a better field target percentage (47.6% to 46.4%), while Bilbao has a better 3-point percentage (35.6% to 33.8%). They are also better in rebound (33.9 to 32.2) and assists (15.6 to 14.3). Both teams generate almost the same number of sales per game (13.5 to 13.8). Bookies give Baskonia a spread of -8 but don’t expect them to outperform the odds. Pick the hosts to force a closer game than today’s.
Baskonia vs Bilbao prediction: Bilbao +8 (-112)
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