Euroleague Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Alba Berlin Picks, Spread and Prediction

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In the 9th round of Euroleague Basketball, two teams tied in the second-worse place of the league face off. The German Champions of Alba Berlin (1-5), are hosting the French Champions of Lyon-Villeurbanne (1-5). Both teams have lost two straight games and are looking to end those losing streaks today.

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Date/Time: 11-18-2020, 14:00 EDT
Spread: Alba Berlin -4.5 Total: +160.5

Alba Berlin have a 1-5 record and are tied with Lyon in the second to last place. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost by Olympiacos on the road, 75-71. They were a 9.5-point underdog but managed to beat the odds.

Simone Fontecchio leads the team in scoring with 12.3 ppg, adding 3.3 rebounds per game.

Lyon also have a 1-5 record and are tied for second-worse. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost by Zenit at home, 53-66. They were a 4-point underdog and failed to cover the spread.

Moustapha Fall leads the team both in scoring with 11.2 ppg and in rebounding with 6.3 per game.

In their only meeting last season, Lyon won at home by 12 points.

Alba leads Lyon 3-2 wins all-time in Euroleague.

They are 0-3 at home, while Lyon are 1-2 on the road.

Lyon have the second-worse offense in the league (70.2 to 74.7 ppg), while Alba have the worse defense (88.2 to 79.3 ppg).

Lyon have a better field goal percentage (46.1% to 44.5%), while Alba have a better 3-point percentage (33.8% to 30.2%).

Alba are better both in turnovers committed (14.3 to 16) and in assists made (17.8 to 16.4).

On the other hand, Lyon are better in rebounding (29.8 to 24).

Bookmakers give Alba Berlin a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They seem to be playing a bit better than Lyon right now and they will get away with a relatively easy win today.

Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Alba Berlin Prediction: Alba Berlin -4.5 (-111)

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