Hapoel Holon vs. Hapoel Jerusalem
Israel Basketball: Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 12:20 pm
The Line: Hapoel Jerusalem -12.5 -- Over/Under: 172 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Jerusalem meet Thursday afternoon in Israel Super League basketball action at the Holon Toto Arena.
Hapoel Holon need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. Hapoel Holon is averaging 85.4 points on 54.8 percent shooting and allowing 88.4 points on 54.6 percent shooting. Manny Harris is averaging 22 points and 3.3 assists while Marcus Foster is averaging 20.2 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jimmy Hall is the third double-digit scorer and Latavius Williams is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. Hapoel Holon is shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. Hapoel Holon is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Jerusalem look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last six games. 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 five of the last six meetings against Hapoel Holon, which includes a three-point victory back in February.
There's a lot here that would indicate a comfortable victory for Hapoel Jerusalem, as they're playing head and shoulders the better basketball and have won five of the last six meetings. However, Hapoel Holon can only get better defensively after getting thumped in their last two games and while they can't beat Hapoel Jerusalem, they've hung around with them recently. The last three meetings between Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Jerusalem have been decided by single digit points, including a three-point loss in the last meeting where they actually outscored them in three of the four quarters.
I'll take a chance with the free points here.