Bilbao vs. Joventut Badalona 6/19/20: Spain ACB Basketball free preview, analysis, prediction, odds and pick against the spread.
2020-06-19 09:30:00 EDT
Bilbao and Joventut Badalona meet Friday in Spain ACB basketball action at the La Fonteta.
Bilbao look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. Bilbao is averaging 82.9 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 83 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Axel Bouteille is averaging 17.7 points and 1.2 assists while Jaylon Bitemn is averaging 12.1 points and 1.2 rebounds. Ondrej Balvin is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Arnoldas Kulboka is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. Bilbao is shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free thitem line. Bilbao is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. Get NBA Picks and NBA Predictions for EVERY GAME at Sports Chat Place.
Joventut Badalona need a win after losing five of their last six games. Joventut Badalona is averaging 67.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.6 points on 54.5 percent shooting. Zsombor Maronka is averaging 14 points and 0.7 assists while Arnau Jaime is averaging 14 points and 4.3 rebounds. Vinicius Da-Silva is the third double-digit scorer and Roger Marti is grabbing eight rebounds. Joventut Badalona is shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free thitem line. Joventut Badalona is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
Bilbao has won six of the last eight meetings against Joventut Badalona, but two of those three losses came in the last two meetings. Joventut Badalona won the last meeting by 11 points in December of last year.
Bilbao has had the upper hand over Joventut Badalona in past meetings, winning six of the last eight contests, and they’re playing the better basketball entering this matchup. Joventut Badalona has lost five of its last six games and has had major issues getting stops defensively, which includes allowing 96 points in its last effort against Barcelona. Bilbao had issues finding offensive success in its last effort against Baskonia, but we know what this team can do when it finds its rhythm and its a club that’s found ways to finish games unlike Joventut Badalona.
I’ll lay the bucket with Bilbao, as they continue to get the best of Joventut Badalona.