Spanish ACB League Preview
Two of the four best teams of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) are clashing in the 13th round of action, when Real Madrid (11-0), are hosting Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (8-3). The hosts are the only undefeated team so far and are sitting on top of the league. The guests are coming in hot as well, having lost only once in their last 6 games.
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Date/Time: 12-02-2020, 15:15 EDT
Spread: Real Madrid -6.5 Total: +159
Real Madrid have a 11-0 record and are sitting in the first place. In their last game they won Manresa at home, 100-78. They were a 12.5-point favorite and managed to beat the odds.
Fabien Caseur leads the team in scoring with 12 ppg.
Baskonia have an 8-3 record and are tied with Burgos in the 4th place. They have won five of their last six matches. In their last game they won Obradoiro CAB at home, 80-74. They were a 10-point favorite but failed to cover the spread.
Rokas Giedraitis leads the team in scoring with 13.2 ppg, adding 5.1 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Baskonia won at home by 13 points.
Real leads Baskonia 15-6 wins at home in the past decade but the last four games were close ones.
Last time they won by double digits at home was back in the 2018/19 season.
Real Madrid are 5-0 at home, while Baskonia are 3-2 on the road.
Real Madrid have the best offense in the league (88.7 to 82.1 ppg) and the second-best defense, allowing 73.7 ppg to Baskonia’s third-best of 76.6 ppg.
They also have better percentages both in field goals (49% to 45.2%) and in 3-pointers (39.8% to 33.1%).
Real Madrid lead the league in rebounding (35.5 to 31.5) and are better in assists made (18.7 to 16.8).
On the other hand, Baskonia commit fewer turnovers (12.1 to 13.7).
Bookmakers give Real Madrid a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They have been outstanding in the Spanish league and they will surely win by more than 7 points today.
Baskonia vs Real Madrid Prediction: Real Madrid -6.5 (-112)
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