Hapoel Beer Sheva vs. Maccabi Ashdod
Israel Basketball: Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 am
The Line: Hapoel Beer Sheva -11.5 -- Over/Under: 166 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Hapoel Beer Sheva and Maccabi Ashdod meet Thursday morning in Israel Super League basketball action.
Hapoel Beer Sheva look for a victory after splitting their last six games. Hapoel Beer Sheva is averaging 81.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 55 percent shooting. Evan Bruinsma is averaging 21.3 points and 3.3 assists while TJ Williams is averaging 18.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. Caleb Agada is the third double-digit scorer and DaSean Butler is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. Hapoel Beer Sheva is shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. Hapoel Beer Sheva is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
Maccabi Ashdod could use a victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. 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 Beer Sheva has won four of the last five meetings against Maccabi Ashdod, which includes a victory in the most recent meeting in February of this year.
Maccabi Ashdod is simply playing bad basketball right now and can't get out of their own way, losing their last three games by an average of 15.3 points. Hapoel Beer Sheva has been hit or miss lately, but the offensive firepower is there and they should be eager to get a nasty taste out of their mouth after falling apart in the second half against Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Beer Sheva has also won four of the last five meetings against Maccabi Ashdod, and three of those four victories were double-digit blowouts.
I'll lay the chalk with Hapoel Beer Sheva.