Tenerife vs. Bilbao
Spain ACB Basketball: Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 9:30 am
The Line: Bilbao +4.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Tenerife and Bilbao meet Sunday in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Tenerife could use a feel good victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. Tenerife is averaging 81.9 points on 56.9 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 52.5 percent shooting. Giorgi Shermadini is averaging 18.3 points and 1.5 assists while Marcelinho Huertas is averaging 13.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. Kyle Singler is the third double-digit scorer and Sasu Salin is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. Tenerife is shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. Tenerife is allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. Get NBA Picks and NBA Predictions for EVERY GAME at Sports Chat Place.
Bilbao could also use a victory here after losing four of their last five 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.
Tenerife has won eight of the last nine meetings against Bilbao, but that lone loss was in the last meeting of September of last year.
Both of these teams have played some rough basketball as of late and neither side has done much in their first two games back. You could argue Tenerife has looked better in its first two losses and the h2h history doesn't hurt much either. However, Bilbao did take Joventut Badalona to overtime in its last time out and that offense seems to be making strides. Bilbao also beat the snot out of Tenerife the last time out, outscoring them in three of the four quarters and winning the game by 14 points. At the end of the day we have two struggling teams here, so laying points on either side doesn't make me very comfortable.
I'll take my chances with Bilbao and the free buckets.