Two squads sitting on opposite sides of Euroleague Basketball face off in the 12th round of action. The Spanish Valencia Basket Club (7-3), are hosting the German Champions of Alba Berlin (3-7). The hosts are keeping up their impressive course this season, having lost only once in their last 5 games. On the other hand, the guests are struggling the whole season and are stuck on the bottom of the league table.
Date/Time: 12-03-2020, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Valencia -10 Total: +167.5
Valencia have a 7-3 record and are sitting in the third place. They have won four of their last five matches. In their last game they won Fenerbahce on the road, 86-90. They were a 2.5-point underdog but managed to beat the odds.
Klemen Prepelic leads the team both in scoring with 12.4 ppg and in assists made with 3.8 per game.
Alba Berlin have a 3-7 record and are tied with Panathinaikos in the 15th place. They have lost two of their last three matches. In their last game they lost on the road by Olimpia Milano, 75-55. They were a 9.5-point underdog and failed to beat the odds.
Marcus Eriksson leads the team in scoring with 10 ppg.
In their only meeting last season, Valencia won at home by 14 points and have won all of their three games in Euroleague.
Valencia are 5-1 at home, while Alba are 1-3 on the road.
Valencia have the best offense in the league (82.5 to 74.5 ppg), while Alba have the third-worse defense (83.2 to 79.7 ppg).
Valencia have better percentages both in field goals (49.7% to 44.4%) and in 3-pointers (37.6% to 31.9%).
They are also better in assists made (20.9 to 18.3) and in turnovers committed (11.9 to 14.3).
Both teams are very close in rebounding (31 to 30.9).
Bookmakers give Valencia a -10 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They are playing on a top level throughout the season and the superior Alba Berlin will be no match for them.
Alba Berlin vs Valencia Prediction: Valencia -10 (-111)