Maccabi Rishon vs. Hapoel Jerusalem
Israel Basketball: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 2:15 pm
The Line: Hapoel Jerusalem -3 -- Over/Under: 170.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Maccabi Rishon and Hapoel Jerusalem meet Sunday afternoon in Israel Super League basketball action at the Maccabi Sports Hall.
Maccabi Rishon look for another victory after winning four of 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.
Hapoel Jerusalem look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 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 straight meetings against Maccabi Rishon, which includes a seven-point victory last week.
You can make a strong case for either of these teams, as they're both playing winning basketball and have shown promise on the offensive side. The difference here is that Hapoel Jerusalem has been head and shoulders the most consistent team in the league with wins in 10 of their last 11 tries. Hapoel Jerusalem has also won five straight games against Maccabi Rishon and is winning those games by an average of 9.2 points. Unless the other team is getting an insane amount of free points, there's no reason to bet against Hapoel Jerusalem in its current form.
I'll gladly lay the bucket with Hapoel Jerusalem.