Euroleague Basketball Picks
The best team currently in Euroleague Basketball, the Spanish FC Barcelona Lassa (7-1), are hosting the Serbian Champions of Crvena Zvezda mts (4-5) in the 10th round of action. The hosts are the hottest team in the league right now and have won 6 straight games. They haven’t played in the previous round due to the unavailability of their opponents. The guests are playing their second road game in three days and are coming off a big road victory in Milan.
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Date/Time: 11-20-2020, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Barcelona -12.5 Total: +151.5
Barcelona have a 7-1 record and are first in the league. They have six consecutive wins. In their last game they won Fenerbahce at home, 97-55. They were an 8.5-point favorite and easily covered the spread.
Nikola Mirotic leads the team both in scoring with 16.6 ppg and in rebounding with 6.8 per game.
Crvena Zvezda have a 4-5 record and are tied with Fenerbahce in the 9th place. They have won two of their last three matches. In their last game they won Olimpia Milano on the road, 79-87. They were a 7-point underdog but managed to beat the odds.
Jordan Loyd leads the team in scoring with 21.1 ppg, adding 4.2 rebounds per game.
Barcelona won both meetings against Zvezda last season.
At home by 4 points and on the road by 8.
They also lead them 6-2 all-time in Euroleague and a total of 5-0 at home.
They are 3-0 at home, while Fener are 0-3 on the road.
Barcelona have the best offense in the league, scoring 83.1 ppg to Zvezda’s third-worse of 73.
They also have the second-best defense (70 to 77 ppg).
Barca have the best field goal percentage, shotting with 52% to Zvezda’s league-low of 42.2% and a better 3-point percentage (39.3% to 35.4%).
Barca lead the league in assists made with 20.9 to Zvezda’s second-worse of 13.9) and grab more rebounds (31.8 to 29.7).
On the other hand, Zvezda are only better in turnovers committed (13.9 to 15.4).
Bookmakers give Barcelona a -12.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They had more rest, have never lost at home and are in a very good form at the moment.
Crvena Zvezda mts vs Barcelona Prediction: Barcelona -12.5 (-114)
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