Euroleague Basketball Picks
Two squads on opposite trajectories face off in the 11th round of Euroleague Basketball. The Turkish Fenerbahce (4-6), are hosting the Spanish Valencia Basket Club (6-3). The hosts are struggling without their star player and have lost 3 straight games by 18+ points. On the other hand, the guests are continuing to impress and by losing just once in their last 4 are on the fourth place.
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Date/Time: 11-27-2020, 12:45 EDT
Spread: Fenerbahce -2 Total: +157
Fenerbahce have a 4-6 record and are tied with Crvena Zvezda in the 12th place. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost by Real Madrid on the road, 94-74. They were a 11-point underdog and failed to cover the spread.
Nando De Colo leads the team in scoring with 13 ppg, adding 3.6 assists per game but he is out with an injury.
Valencia have a 6-3 record and are sitting in the 4th place. They have won three of their last four matches. In their last game they won Maccabi Tel Aviv at home, 82-80. They were a 2.5-point favorite but failed to beat the odds.
Klemen Prepelic leads the team both in scoring with 12.3 ppg and in assists made with 4 per game.
In their two meetings last season, each team won once on the road.
Valencia by 2 in overtime and Fener by 7.
Both teams are tied 4-4 wins all-time in Euroleague.
Fenerbahce are 2-3 at home, while Valencia are 2-2 on the road.
Fener have the third-worse offense in the league (72.8 to 81.7 ppg) but they are better defensively (78.2 to 79 ppg).
Valencia have a better field goal percentage (49.1% to 46.1%), while Fenerbahce have a better 3-point percentage (37.8% to 37%).
Valencia are better both in assists made (20.7 to 17.1) and in turnovers committed (12.6 to 14.9).
Both teams are very close in rebounding (28.2 to 28.1).
Bookmakers give Fenerbahce a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds. This is their first home game in a while and expect them to utilize it and get away with the win today against a team that is 4-4 on the road in all competitions this season.
Valencia vs Fenerbahce Prediction: Fenerbahce -2 (-114)
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