Barcelona vs. Joventut Badalona
Spain ACB Basketball: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 9:30 am
The Line: Joventut Badalona +15 -- Over/Under: 168 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Barcelona and Joventut Badalona meet Wednesday in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Barcelona look to keep the ball rolling while building on their six-game winning streak. Barcelona is averaging 88.7 points on 57.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 54.6 percent shooting. Nikola Mirotic is averaging 19 points and 1.6 assists while Cory Higgins is averaging 12.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Malcolm Delaney is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Davies is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. Barcelona is shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. Barcelona is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. Get NBA Picks and NBA Predictions for EVERY GAME at Sports Chat Place.
Joventut Badalona need a win after losing five of their last seven games. Joventut Badalona is averaging 67.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.6 points on 54.5 percent shooting. Zsombor Maronka is averaging 14 points and 0.7 assists while Arnau Jaime is averaging 14 points and 4.3 rebounds. Vinicius Da-Silva is the third double-digit scorer and Roger Marti is grabbing eight rebounds. Joventut Badalona is shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. Joventut Badalona is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
Barcelona has won each of the last three meetings against Joventut Badalona, which includes a victory in the last meeting, which took place in December of last year.
Barcelona was playing highly impressive basketball the last time we saw them, winning six straight games, but four of their last five victories were decided by single digits. Joventut Badalona has lost five of its last seven games and has shown constant issues on the defensive side, which includes allowing 97 points in their last time out against Unicaja. It's going to be a long day if Joventut Badalona isn't able to put together an honest effort defensively. Barcelona has also treated Joventut Badalona like a punching bag in past meetings and have won the last three contests by an average of 20.6 points.
It's hard not to side with Barcelona in a comfortable victory here. I'll lay the chalk.