Barcelona vs. Tenerife
Spain ACB Basketball: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:30 pm
The Line: Tenerife +11.5 -- Over/Under: 160 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Barcelona and Tenerife meet Thursday afternoon in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Barcelona look to stay hot while building on their impressive 10-game winning streak. Barcelona is averaging 88.4 points on 58.4 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 55.1 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 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. Barcelona is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
Tenerife could use a feel good win after losing five of their last six games. Tenerife is averaging 80.6 points on 56.2 percent shooting and allowing 79.1 points on 53.1 percent shooting. Giorgi Shermadini is averaging 17.7 points and 1.4 assists while Marcelinho Huertas is averaging 12.2 points and 1.3 rebounds. Kyle Singler is the third double-digit scorer and Sasu Salin is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. Tenerife is shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. Tenerife is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.
Barcelona has won four of the last five meetings against Tenerife, which includes a four-point win in the most recent match in February of this year.
Barcelona is winning games at a rapid pace, but it's important we're careful how many points we lay considering five of their last seven wins have been decided by single digits. Tenerife is fresh off a solid victory over Joventut Badalona where they dominated the second half, and three of their last four losses have been deiced by single digit points, so despite the results, they've been rather competitive. Tenerife also took Barcelona down to the wire in the last meeting and six of the last seven meetings between these clubs have been decided by single digit points.
I'm going to take the free buckets with Tenerife.