Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv - 6/29/20 Israel Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Jerusalem
Israel Basketball: Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Hapoel Jerusalem +9.5 -- Over/Under: 172
Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem meet Monday morning in Israel Super League basketball action.
Maccabi Tel Aviv look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. Maccabi Tel Aviv is averaging 91.7 points on 59 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Scottie Wilbekin is averaging 16 points and 3.4 assists while Omri Casspi is averaging 12 points and 5.3 rebounds. Othello Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Dorsey is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. Maccabi Tel Aviv is shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. Maccabi Tel Aviv is allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Jerusalem look for another victory to build on their 12-game winning streak. Hapoel Jerusalem is averaging 89.9 points on 55.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 51.4 percent shooting. JCovan Brown is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 assists while James Feldeine is averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tashawn Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Suleiman Braimoh is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. Hapoel Jerusalem is shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. Hapoel Jerusalem is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Jerusalem has won four of the last five meetings against Maccabi Tel Aviv, which includes a 11-point victory in March of this year, the most recent match.
Both of these clubs are playing wonderful basketball heading into this contest and Maccabi Tel Aviv probably has the edge because of a more consistent offense that's fresh off blowing the doors off of Hapoel Holon and dropping 103 points. With that said, Hapoel Jerusalem hasn't lost a game since the end of January and is winning by an average of 7.3 points in its last three games back. Hapoel Jerusalem has also won four of the last five meetings against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
I'll gladly take my chances with the free buckets.