Maccabi Ashdod vs. Hapoel Eilat - 6/29/20 Israel Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Hapoel Eilat vs. Maccabi Ashdod
Israel Basketball: Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:15 am
The Line: Hapoel Eilat -10.5 -- Over/Under: 171.5
Hapoel Eilat and Maccabi Ashdod meet Monday morning in Israel Super League basketball action.
Hapoel Eilat look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. Hapoel Eilat is averaging 83.3 points on 52.4 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 53.1 percent shooting. Devon Scott is averaging 26 points and one assist while Terrence Watson is averaging 21 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Caroline is the third double-digit scorer and Rayvonte Rice is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. Hapoel Eilat is shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. Hapoel Eilat is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
Maccabi Ashdod need a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. Maccabi Ashdod is averaging 78.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 89.6 points on 54.3 percent shooting. Paul Stoll is averaging 15.9 points and eight assists while LaDontae Henton is averaging 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Elijah Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and For Goldenberg is grabbing one rebound. Maccabi Ashdod is shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. Maccabi Ashdod is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Eilat has won each of the last six meetings against Maccabi Ashdod, including a 11-point victory in January of this year, the last meeting. Maccabi Ashdod hasn’t won a game against Hapoel Eilat since March of 2018.
Hapoel Eilat are not only playing the better basketball entering this contest, which includes back-to-back victories, but they've absolutely owned Maccabi Ashdod over the years, winning the last six meetings and each of the last five victories were decided by double digits. Maccabi Ashdod are coming off a loss against Ironi Nahariya where the offense just couldn't get going and they've shown some defensive issues in their first four games back.
I have to ride current form and history in this matchup, so I'll lay the chalk with Hapoel Eilat.