Euroleague Basketball Picks
In the 6th round of Euroleague Basketball, we have an all-Spanish showdown between two of the best teams currently in the league. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (3-1), who are coming off a week’s rest in the competition, are hosting FC Barcelona Lassa (4-1), who are coming off a big home victory in the Spanish El Classico.
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Friday’s Best Bet
After another Euroball winner on Friday, Pavlos has now swept the previous week with 4-0 in his selections. Today he is looking to add to that with a Euroball Action Bet from the Spanish ACB. The match goes live at 4:15pm Eastern, and the play is on the sides. Good luck with your selections!
Date/Time: 10-30-2020, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Baskonia +5.5 Total: +151.5
Baskonia have a 3-1 record and are tied with Olimpia Milano in the 5th place of the league. In their last game they won Khimki at home, 77-60. They were a 15.5-point favorite and successfully beat the odds.
Rokas Giedraitis leads the team in scoring with 19.3 ppg, shooting with 55.6% in 2-pointers and 47.4% in 3-pointers.
Barcelona have a 4-1 record and are tied three more teams in the first place. They have three consecutive wins. In their last game they won Real Madrid at home, 79-72. They were a 3.5-point favorite and managed to cover the spread.
Brandon Davies leads the team in scoring with 14.2 ppg, adding 3.6 rebounds per game.
Both teams are tied 1-1 wins this season.
Baskonia won at home by 11 points and Barca on the road by 4.
Baskonia leads Barcelona 11-8 wins all-time in Euroleague.
They are 3-0 at home, while Barca are 1-1 on the road.
Barcelona are better offensively (78.6 to 75.3 ppg), while Baskonia have the second-best defense in the league (71 to 73.4 ppg).
Barca has the second-best field goal percentage (49.8% to 41%), while Baskonia have a better 3-point percentage (36% to 33.9%).
Barcelona are better in assists made (18.2 to 14.3), while Baskonia are better in rebounding (31.3 to 30.4).
Both teams are very close in turnovers committed (14.3 to 14.6).
Bookmakers give Barcelona a -5.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. The hosts have been playing very well so far and they will surely force a closer game than that.
Barcelona vs Baskonia Prediction: Baskonia +5.5 (-110)
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