In the 9th round of action of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) we have a high caliber duel when Valencia Basket Club (4-3), are hosting Real Madrid (7-0). Both teams are coming in hot, with the hosts having won two straight and the guests being one of the only two undefeated teams still in the league.
Date/Time: 11-01-2020, 12:30 EDT
Spread: Valencia +4.5 Total: +161.5
Valencia have a 4-3 record and are tied with Murcia in the 8th place. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won Obradoiro CAB on the road, 77-78. They were a 5-point favorite but failed to beat the odds.
Boban Dubljevic leads the team both in scoring with 13.7 ppg and in rebounding with 5.9 per game.
Real Madrid have a 7-0 record and are sitting in the first place. In their last game they won Real Betis on the road, 65-84. They were a 11.5-point favorite and managed to beat the odds.
Fabien Caseur leads the team in scoring with 14.7 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Valencia won on the road by 16 points.
Real have a 9-0 lead in the past couple of seasons, having won two road games by an average of 12.5 points.
Valencia are 2-1 at home, while Real Madrid are 4-0 on the road.
Real Madrid have the second-best offense in the league (89.4 to 81.1 ppg) and the best defense (71.6 to 79 ppg).
They also have the best percentages both in field goals (50.1% to 48%) and in 3-pointers (40.4% to 37%).
Real Madrid lead the league in rebounding (36.7 to 30.9) and are better both in assists made (19.4 to 17) and in turnovers committed (13.6 to 15.1).
Bookmakers give Real Madrid a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They have been superb in the league and they have been historically winning easily on the road.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Prediction: Real Madrid -4.5 (-112)