Hapoel Tel-Aviv vs. Maccabi Haifa
Israel Basketball: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 12:25 pm
The Line: Maccabi Haifa +7 -- Over/Under: 170.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Maccabi Haifa meet Sunday afternoon in Israel Super League basketball action.
Hapoel Tel-Aviv look for another win after winning six of their last seven games. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is averaging 85.2 points on 53.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.8 points on 54.1 percent shooting. Latavious Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 1.1 assists while Jordan Davis is averaging 16.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Tomer Ginat is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Hamilton is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
Maccabi Haifa need a win after losing five of their last six games. Maccabi Haifa is averaging 85 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 83.9 points on 55.8 percent shooting. James Young is averaging 20.5 points and 1.9 assists while Andrew Andrews is averaging 14.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. Reggie Upshaw is the third double-digit scorer and Kenneth Smith is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. Maccabi Haifa is shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. Maccabi Haifa is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Tel-Aviv has won the last four meetings against Maccabi Haifa, which includes a 20-point victory back in June.
Hapoel Tel-Aviv are playing head and shoulders the better basketball right now, which includes lighting up Nes Ziona for 105 points their last time out. Maccabi Haifa has lost five of its last six games and has had issues finding easy offense, which includes scoring just 66 points in its last game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv has also had a great deal of success against Maccabi Haifa, which includes a 20-point beatdown a couple weeks ago where they outscored them in three of the four quarters. Maccabi Haifa hasn't beaten Hapoel Tel-Aviv since March of 2018.
Based on current form and past meetings, I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Hapoel Tel-Aviv.