In the 4th round of action in the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), two squads coming off opposite results in their previous matchups are clashing, when Basquet Club Andorra (also known as MoraBanc Andorra) (2-1) are hosting Baxi Manresa (1-2). The game takes place at the M.I. Govern Andorra Arena in the city of Andorra la Vella on Saturday, October 13th 2018.
Date/Time: 10-13-2018, 12:15 EDT
Spread: MoraBanc Andorra -8.5
Andorra have a 2-1 record so far this season and are currently tied with five more teams in the third place of the league table. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Barcelona with a 67-63 score. They are led in scoring by Shayne Whittington with 13.7 ppg, adding a team high 5.7 boards per game. He is followed by Dylan Ennis with 10.7 ppg and a team high 2.3 dimes per game, while David Jelinek adds 8.7 ppg.
Manresa have a 1-2 record so far this season and are currently tied with four more teams in the 11th place of the league table. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they won at home against Badalona with a 66-67 score. They are led in scoring by Alex Renfoe with 13,3 ppg, adding a team high 6.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Ryan Toolson with 10.3 ppg and 2.7 dimes per game, while Jordan Sakho adds 9.7 ppg and 4.3 boards per game.
Andorra won both games against Manresa back in the 2016/17 season (at home by 8 points and on the road by two). Andorra are 1-0 at home so far this season, while Manresa are 1-0 on the road. Manresa are better offensively, scoring 74.3 ppg to Andorra’s 72, while Andorra have the best defense in the league, allowing 69.3 ppg to Manresa’s 77.3. Manresa have better percentages both in field goals (42.9% to 39.1%) and in 3-pointers (29.2% to 26.2%). They are also better in dimes made (15.3 to 12), while Andorra are better in boards grabbed (34.7 to 30.3) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (11.7 to 12). Andorra are playing a bit better than Manresa so far and Vegas odds give them a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Manresa vs MoraBanc Andorra Prediction: MoraBanc Andorra -8.5 (-112)
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