Spanish ACB Andorra vs Barcelona Preview and Prediction

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In the seventh round of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), the powerhouse of FC Barcelona Lassa (4-1) are hosting MoraBanc Andorra (3-3). Barca bounced back from their first domestic defeat of the season and also won Real Madrid in El Clasico on Friday. Andorra are running their first winning streak of the year.

Date/Time: 10-25-2020, 07:00 EDT

Spread: Barcelona -9.5 Total: +156.5

Barcelona

Barcelona have a 4-1 record and are sitting in the fourth place of the league. In their last game, they won Gipuzkoa at home, 87-60. They were a 15.5-point favorite and successfully covered the spread. 

Nikola Mirotic leads the team both in scoring with 15.3 ppg and in rebounding with 6.7 per game and he will probably be back in this game. 

MoraBanc Andorra

Andorra have a 3-3 record and are tied with four more teams in the eighth place. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they defeated San Pablo Burgos at home in overtime, 87-82. There was a 0 spread for this game and they failed to beat the odds.

Clevin Hannah leads the team both in scoring with 18.5 ppg and in assists made with 4.5 per game.

Head-to-Head

In their two friendly meetings this season, each team won once on the road.

Andorra by one point and Barca by eight.

Last season, Andorra won at home by two points.

In the 2018-19 season, Barca won both games but with just 3 and 4 points.

Barcelona is 3-0 at home, while Andorra are 1-1 on the road.

Barcelona are better offensively (81.6 to 80.2 ppg) and they have the best defense in the league (73 to 78.5).

Both teams have similar percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 46.3%) and in three-pointers (38.1% to 37.7%).
Barca lead the league in assists made (21.2 to 16.7) and are third-best in rebounding (35 to 34.2).

They also commit fewer turnovers (14.4 to 15.3).

Bookmakers give Barcelona a -9.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. They have a hard time against Andorra historically. In their two games against 50% or higher record teams, they win by an average of 6 points.

MoraBanc Andorra vs Barcelona Prediction: MoraBanc Andorra +9.5 (-111)

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