Hapoel Tel-Aviv vs. Hapoel Eilat
Israel Basketball: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 am
The Line: Hapoel Eilat +5.5 -- Over/Under: 169.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Hapoel Eilat meet Tuesday afternoon in Israel Super League basketball action.
Hapoel Tel-Aviv look for a win here after splitting their last four 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.
Hapoel Eilat also look for a win after splitting their last four games. Hapoel Eilat is averaging 83.3 points on 52.4 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 53.1 percent shooting. Devon Scott is averaging 26 points and one assist while Terrence Watson is averaging 21 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Caroline is the third double-digit scorer and Rayvonte Rice is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. Hapoel Eilat is shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. Hapoel Eilat is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Eilat has won four of the last six meetings against Hapoel Tel-Aviv, which includes a 17-point victory in the last meeting back in January.
Neither of these teams are playing consistent basketball right now and you could argue Hapoel Eilat is in worse form with back-to-back losses. However, Hapoel Eilat has won four of the lat six meetings against Hapoel Tel-Aviv, and that includes a blowout in the last contest about six months ago. Also, three of Hapoel Tel-Aviv last six victories have been decided by single digits, so they do tend to play games a little close to the vest and can have issues finding that second gear offensively to pull away.
I'll take my chances with Hapoel Eilat and the points based on the history.