Unicaja vs. Bilbao
Spain ACB Basketball: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm
The Line: Bilbao +6.5 -- Over/Under: 160.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Unicaja and Bilbao meet Thursday afternoon in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Unicaja look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. Unicaja is averaging 80.1 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 54.6 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 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. Unicaja is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
Bilbao need a feel good victory after losing five of their last seven games. Bilbao is averaging 81.5 points on 53.4 percent shooting and allowing 82.8 points on 47.5 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 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. Bilbao is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
Unicaja has won five of the last seven meetings against Bilbao, but one of those losses came in the most recent match in February of this year.
We have two teams here that have had issues finishing games since the return, and Unicaja is fresh off an overtime loss to Baskonia, a game they were lucky to even go to overtime. Bilbao has had issues on the offensive end in their first four games back, but they've been competitive for the most part and should only improve with more reps under its belt. Past meetings between Unicaja and Bilbao have also been close, which includes the last two games being decided by a combined 10 points. Based on the current form and the history, the points could come in handy in this one.
Give me Bilbao and the free buckets.