Gottingen vs. Crailsheim Merlins
BBL Germany Basketball: Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:30 am
The Line: Crailsheim Merlins -7.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Gottingen and Crailsheim Merlins meet Saturday in Germany BBL basketball action at the Audi Dome.
Gottingen look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. Gottingen is averaging 82.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 85.1 points on 58.5 percent shooting. Kyan Anderson is averaging 15.8 points and five assists while Dylan Osetkowki is averaging 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Alex Ruoff is the third double-digit scorer and Terry Allen is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. Gottingen is shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. Gottingen is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. Get NBA Picks and NBA Predictions for EVERY GAME at Sports Chat Place.
Crailsheim Merlins look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. Crailsheim Merlins is averaging 90 points on 55.9 percent shooting and allowing 84.4 points on 52.9 percent shooting. Javontae Hawkins is averaging 16.4 points and 1.4 assists while Dewayne Russell is averaging 14.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Sebastian Herrera is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Morgan is gabbing 4.1 rebounds. Crailsheim Merlins is shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. Crailsheim Merlins is allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
Gottingen have won four of the last five meetings against Crailsheim Merlins, but lost the last contest back in October of last year by 26 points.
Crailsheim Merlins is probably playing the better basketball entering this contest and has the offensive firepower to blow teams out of the water, but they're also shaky at best defensively at times and can allow teams to hang around. Gottingen has had success against Crailsheim Merlins in past meetings, winning four of the last five contests, and they lit Hamburg up for 101 points their last time out, so let's not act like they can't fill it up on the offensive end in their own right.
I'll take a stab with Gottingen and the free points, as this line seems a little too steep, especially with both teams not playing for a while.