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Two teams sitting on opposite sides of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) face off in the 11th round of action. The second Iberostar Tenerife (6-0), are hosting the third-worse Gran Canaria (1-6). The hosts bounced back after their first loss of the season. The guests have ended a huge losing streak and both teams are looking for the second straight victory today.
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Date/Time: 11-15-2020, 11:00 EDT
Spread: Tenerife -10 Total: +161.5
Tenerife have a 7-1 record and are sitting in the second place. In their last game they won Real Betis at home, 77-73. They were an 8.5-point favorite but failed to cover the spread.
Giorgi Shermadini leads the team both in scoring with 17.9 ppg and in rebounding with 5 per game.
Gran Canaria have a 2-7 record and are tied with two more teams in the 15th place. In th3eir last game they snapped a seven-game losing streak. They won Murcia on the road, 74-78. They were a 4.5-point underdog and managed to beat the odds.
Matt Costelo leads the team both in scoring with 13.7 ppg and in rebounding with 5.2 per game.
In their previous friendly meeting this season, Tenerife won on the road by 2 points.
Last season, Tenerife won their only meeting at home by 21 points.
Going back to the 2017-18 season, Tenerife leads Gran Canaria 4-1 wins, winning by an average of 16 points.
Tenerife are 4-0 at home, while Gran Canaria are 1-3 on the road.
Gran Canaria have the second-worse offense in the league (75 to 84 ppg) and the second-worse defense (87.1 to 80 ppg).
They also have the second-worse FG percentage (42.7% to 47.5%) and Tenerife have a better 3-point percentage (38.3% to 35.3%).
Tenerife are better both in rebounding (29.1 to 28.6) and in assists made (17.2 to 14.6).
On the other hand, Gran Canaria are only better in turnovers committed (12.8 to 14).
Bookmakers give Tenerife a -10 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. They are the absolute favorite for the win, but it will not be by more than 10 points, so pick the guests in this one.
Gran Canaria vs Tenerife Prediction: Gran Canaria +10 (-115)
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