Barcelona vs. Baskonia 6/30/20: Spain ACB Basketball free preview, analysis, prediction, odds and pick against the spread.
2020-06-30 14:00:00 EDT
Barcelona and Baskonia meet Tuesday afternoon in Spain ACB basketball action at the Palau Blaugrana.
Barcelona look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. Barcelona is averaging 88.7 points on 58.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.4 points on 54.7 percent shooting. Nikola Mirotic is averaging 19 points and 1.6 assists while Cory Higgins is averaging 12.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Malcolm Delaney is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Davies is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. Barcelona is shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free thitem line. Barcelona is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
Baskonia look for a statement victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. Baskonia is averaging 82.9 points on 55.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 51.5 percent shooting. Tornike Shengelia is averaging 15.9 points and 2.9 assists while Shavon Shields is averaging 9.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Semaj Christon is dishing 3.7 assists and Nik Stauskas is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. Baskonia is shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free thitem line. Baskonia is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
Barcelona has won five of the last seven meetings against Baskonia, which includes a six-point victory just last week.
Barcelona is a tough team to bet against based off their consistency, but you should still be careful about how many points you’re laying with this club given that five of their last eight wins have been decided by single digits. Baskonia is coming off a tight victory over Valencia that should provide confidence and they’ve shown a solid effort defensively in their last six games. And while Barcelona has had the edge over Baskonia in past meetings, the last contest was rather competitive and the other two games resulted in a Baskonia victory and an overtime matchup. Baskonia has hung around with Barcelona despite coming up short in recent games.
Give me the points in what should be an entertaining contest.