In the opening round of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), two squads that sat on opposite sides of the league table last year are clashing, when Obradoiro Clube de Amigos do Baloncesto (also known as Rio Natura Monbus), are hosting last season’s finalists FC Barcelona Lassa.
Date/Time: 09-27-2019, 13:15 EDT
Spread: Obradoiro CAB +11
Obradoiro finished last season with a 11-23 record and were tied with Estudiantes in the 15th place of the league. They had lost 12 of their last 13 matches last season and in their last game they lost at home against Barcelona with a 63-83 score. They were led in scoring by Kostas Vasiliadis with 13.9 ppg, while Vladimir Brodziansky added 11.2 ppg and 4.7 boards per game.
Barcelona finished last season with a 27-7 record and were placed 2nd in the league. They had lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against Real Madrid in Game 4 of the finals with a 68-74 score. They were led in scoring by Thomas Huertel with 10.4 ppg and a team high 4.8 dimes per game.
Barcelona won both meetings against Obradoiro last season (at home by 6 points and on the road by 20). Obradoiro had a 7-10 home record, while Barcelona were 12-5 on the road. Barcelona were better both offensively, scoring 86.7 ppg to Obradoiro’s 77.8 and defensively, allowing 76.2 ppg to Obradoiro’s 83. They also had better percentages both in field goals (49.7% to 44.3%) and in 3-pointers (41% to 36.9%). Barcelona were better in boards grabbed (33.7 to 29.2), while both teams were equal both in turnovers committed (12 to 12.3) and in dimes made (17.6 to 17.4). Bookmakers give Barcelona a -11 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road win against an inferior Obradoiro team.
Barcelona vs Obradoiro CAB Prediction: Barcelona -11 (-109)
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