Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Maccabi Rishon - 7/2/20 Israel Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Maccabi Rishon vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv
Israel Basketball: Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm
The Line: Maccabi Tel Aviv -9 -- Over/Under: 168 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Maccabi Rishon and Maccabi Tel Aviv meet Thursday afternoon in Israel Super League basketball action at the Maccabi Sports Hall.
Maccabi Rishon look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. Maccabi Rishon is averaging 82.5 points on 52.5 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 50.1 percent shooting. James Kelly is averaging 19.5 points and three assists while Alex Hamilton is averaging 15.8 points and four rebounds. Frederic Bourdillon is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Swing is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. Maccabi Rishon is shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. Maccabi Rishon is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game.
Maccabi Tel Aviv look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. Maccabi Tel Aviv is averaging 91.4 points on 58.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 47.4 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 71.4 percent from the free throw line. Maccabi Tel Aviv is allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.
Maccabi Tel Aviv has won each of the last five meetings against Maccabi Rishon, which includes a win in the most recent match in February of this year.
Maccabi Rishon has been hit or miss since the return in June and sometimes that offense can be a little flat. Maccabi Tel Aviv is riding a nice three-game winning streak and has produced a combined 189 points in their last two games. Maccabi Tel Aviv has also won the last five contests against Maccabi Rishon, winning those games by an average of 10.4 points. Maccabi Rishon hasn't won a game against Maccabi Tel Aviv since December of 2018.
Based on the dominance in past meetings, I'll lay the chalk with Maccabi Tel Aviv in this contest.