Joventut Badalona vs. Baskonia
Spain ACB Basketball: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 9:30 am
The Line: Baskonia -7.5 -- Over/Under: 166.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Joventut Badalona and Baskonia meet Thursday morning in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Joventut Badalona could use a feel good victory after losing four of their last five 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.
Baskonia look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. Baskonia is averaging 83.5 points on 55.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 51.7 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 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. Baskonia is allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
Baskonia has won nine of the last 10 meetings against Joventut Badalona, which includes a victory in the most recent meeting in December of last year.
Joventut Badalona have been on the losing side of some tight decisions, which includes taking Barcelona down to the wire, so while they're piling up the losses, they have been more competitive than people think. However, there is something about Joventut Badalona being on the wrong side of a lot of these games and eventually we have to chalk it up to them not being all that good. Baskonia is finding a way to finish these games, and they have all the success in the world in past meetings against Joventut Badalona.
I have no choice but to lay the chalk here with Baskonia.