Barcelona vs. Unicaja
Spain ACB Basketball: Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm
The Line: Unicaja +8.5 -- Over/Under: 164 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Barcelona and Unicaja meet Friday in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Barcelona look to keep the ball rolling while building on their seven-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.
Unicaja look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. Unicaja is averaging 79.3 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 54.7 percent shooting. Dario Brizuela is averaging 12.3 points and 2.3 assists while Josh Adams is averaging 11.5 points and 2.2 rebounds. Deon Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Axel Toupane is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. Unicaja is shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. Unicaja is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
Unicaja has won six of the last seven meetings against Barcelona, which includes a win in the last meeting in December of last year. Barcelona’s only win over Unicaja during that span came in January of 2019.
Barcelona is in terrific form with seven straight victories, but each of their last four victories have been decided by single digits. In fact, Barcelona is winning by an average of 4.5 points in their last four games. Unicaja have had issues finding recent consistent success, but they've had no problem beating Barcelona in past meetings and lit them on fire for 105 points in the last contest. Unicaja is averaging 90 points in its last two games, so that offensive spark is still there.
Based on the history between these two teams and how close Barcelona has played to the vest lately, I'll take my chances with Unicaja and the free points.