Bilbao vs. Baskonia
Spain ACB Basketball: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm
The Line: Baskonia -8 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Bilbao and Baskonia meet Wednesday in Germany BBL basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Bilbao look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. Bilbao is averaging 82.9 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 83 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Axel Bouteille is averaging 17.7 points and 1.2 assists while Jaylon Brown is averaging 12.1 points and 1.2 rebounds. Ondrej Balvin is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Arnoldas Kulboka is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. Bilbao is shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. Bilbao is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. Get NBA Picks and NBA Predictions for EVERY GAME at Sports Chat Place.
Baskonia look to keep the ball rolling while building on their five-game winning streak. Baskonia is averaging 83.7 points on 56.5 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 51.9 percent shooting. Tornike Shengelia is averaging 15.9 points and 2.9 assists while Shavon Shields is averaging 9.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Semaj Christon is dishing 3.7 assists and Nik Stauskas is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. Baskonia is shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. Baskonia is allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
Baskonia has won six of the last seven meetings against Bilbao, but was on the losing side in the last meeting which took place in October of last year.
Bilbao was hit or miss in their last several games before the break, and they're now going up against a team they've lost six of the last seven meetings against. Baskonia has won each of its last five games and held Tenerife to just 58 points the last time we saw them. If the form of both clubs holds up, this is going to be a game where Bilbao has a hard time keeping up. Baskonia has too many ways to win games and can blow its opponent off the court if not able to match their energy.
Baskonia and the chalk has to be the play here based on the current form of these clubs and the history.