Spanish ACB Baskonia vs Joventut Badalona Picks, Spread and Prediction

Two teams with identical records tied in the fourth place of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) are clashing in the 7th round of action. Joventut Badalona (4-2), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (4-2), who on the other hand are coming off a huge home victory against Barcelona.

Date/Time: 10-24-2020, 14:45 EDT

Spread: Joventut Badalona +4 Total: +163.5

Badalona have a 4-2 record and are tied with Baskonia and two more teams in the fourth place of the league. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak end. They lost on the road against Tenerife, 86-82. They were a 3-point underdog but failed to cover the spread.

Ante Tomic leads the team both in scoring with 14 ppg and in rebounding with 6.7 per game.

Baskonia also have a 4-2 record. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak. They lost won Barcelona at home, 82-71. They were a 3.5-point underdog but managed to beat the odds.

Rokas Giedraitis leads the team in scoring with 16 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds per game.

In their two meetings last season, each team won once at home.

Badalona by two points and Baskonia by one.

Badalona is 2-1 at home, while Baskonia are 2-1 on the road.

Baskonia are better offensively (82.8 to 80.3 ppg), while Badalona are better defensively (78.5 to 79.2 ppg).

Badalona have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 44.8%) and in 3-pointers (37.3% to 34%).
They are also better both in assists made (18.7 to 17.7) and in rebounding (31.7 to 29.7).

Both teams commit almost the same number of turnovers (14.2 to 14.3).

Bookmakers give Baskonia a -4 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. The hosts are playing better so far and historically this matchup has always been very close.

Baskonia vs Joventut Badalona Prediction: Joventut Badalona +4 (-117)