Ironi Nahariya vs. Nes Ziona
Israel Basketball: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:10 am
The Line: Nes Ziona +6.5 -- Over/Under: 168 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Ironi Nahariya and Nes Ziona meet Tuesday afternoon in Israel Super League basketball action.
Ironi Nahariya look for a victory here after splitting their last six games. Ironi Nahariya is averaging 81.9 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 50.2 percent shooting. Dominic Waters is averaging 15.3 points and 6.5 assists while Ivan Almeida is averaging 14.7 points and seven rebounds. Jerel McNeal is the third double-digit scorer and Diamon Simpson is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya is shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. Ironi Nahariya is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
Nes Ziona need a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. Nes Ziona is averaging 84.6 points on 53.9 percent shooting and allowing 88.4 points on 51.3 percent shooting. Cameron Oliver is averaging 18.8 points and one assist while Daequan Cook is averaging 15.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. JP Tokoto is the third double-digit scorer and Corey Fiher is grabbing two rebounds. Nes Ziona is shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. Nes Ziona is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game.
Ironi Nahariya has won five of the last seven meetings against Nes Ziona, which includes a five-point victory when thee teams met back in February.
Nes Ziona is coming off a feel good victory over Hapoel Eilat, but that was this club first victory since March, and the defensive effort has been poor at best. You take Nes Ziona's last three losses in the Israel Super League, and they're a club that's allowing an average of 94.6 points. That's simply not going to get it done most nights. Ironi Nahariya has done a good job so far bouncing back from a loss and their defense has stepped up big time in victories. We also have the one-sided history that favors Ironi Nahariya.
I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Ironi Nahariya.