Ironi Nahariya vs. Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Israel Basketball: Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Hapoel Tel-Aviv -4 -- Over/Under: 162 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Ironi Nahariya and Hapoel Tel-Aviv meet Saturday afternoon in Israel Super League basketball action.
Ironi Nahariya could use a feel good victory here after losing three of their last four games. Ironi Nahariya is averaging 81.6 points on 52.1 percent shooting and allowing 83 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Dominic Waters is averaging 15 points and 6.3 assists while Jerel McNeal is averaging 14.6 points and seven rebounds. Ivan Almeida is the third double-digit scorer and Diamon Simpson is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya is shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. Ironi Nahariya is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
Hapoel Tel-Aviv look to keep the ball rolling after winning three of their last four games. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is averaging 84.4 points on 53.7 percent shooting and allowing 84.7 points on 53.9 percent shooting. Jordan Davis is averaging 18.3 points and one assist while Latavious Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 10.3 rebounds. Jordan Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Tomer Ginat is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
Ironi Nahariya has won four of the last six meetings against Hapoel Tel-Aviv, but the last meeting back in March resulted in an eight-point loss.
Ironi Nahariya is coming off back-to-back two-point losses and those close contests being on the wrong side can take its toll on a team as they try to march forward. Hapoel Tel-Aviv has been playing high level defense during this winning stretch and is allowing an average of just 72 points in its last three victories. Ironi Nahariya has been rather inconsistent lately and despite having the advantage over Hapoel Tel-Aviv in the past few meetings, it's clear which team is playing the better basketball entering this contest.
I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Hapoel Tel-Aviv.