Barcelona vs. Baskonia
Spain ACB Basketball: Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm
The Line: Baskonia +6.5 -- Over/Under: 160 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Barcelona and Baskonia meet Sunday in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Barcelona look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-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.
Baskonia also look to stay hot while building on their seven-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.
Barcelona has won four of the last six meetings against Baskonia, but was on the losing side in the last meeting that came in January of this year.
Barcelona has been the more consistent team of the two, but it's important to note that five of their last seven wins have been decided by single digits. While extremely talented and capable of blowout victories, Barcelona has had trouble putting teams away and did trail in its last effort against Unicaja at half-time. Baskonia has won its first two games back by an average of 15 points and has shown the ability to play elite defense during this winning streak. Baskonia also beat Barcelona in the last meeting and the contest before that one needed overtime to be decided.
We're getting a battle between two red hot teams and clubs that play each other well. Give me Baskonia and the free points.