In the eigth round of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), two teams coming off victories in their latest matchups are clashing. Obradoiro CAB (5-2), who are having a surprisingly good season so far, are hosting Valencia Basket Club (3-3), who, on the other hand, are mediocre in their six domestic games.
Date/Time: 10-27-2020, 12:15 EDT
Spread: Obradoiro CAB +5 Total: +165.5
Obradoiro have a 5-2 record and are tied with Badalona in the third place of the league. They have won two of their last three matches. In their last game, they won Gran Canaria on the road, 75-85. They were a 5.5-point underdog, but successfully covered the spread.
Layrunas Birutis leads the team both in scoring with 15.3 ppg and in rebounding with six per game.
Valencia have a 3-3 record and are tied with three more teams in the ninth place. In their last game, they snapped a two-game losing streak. They won Zaragoza at home, 93-84. They were an 8.5-point favorite and managed to beat the odds.
Boban Dubljevic leads the team both in scoring with 14.3 ppg and in rebounding with six per game.
In their two meetings last season, each team won once at home.
Obradoiro by three points and Valencia by 10.
They are tied 3-3 wins for the past three seasons.
Obradoiro are 3-0 at home, while Valencia are 1-2 on the road.
Obradoiro are better offensively (85.2 to 79.4 ppg), while Valencia are better defensively (78.4 to 82.8 ppg).
Both teams have a similar field goal percentage (49.3% to 49%) and are third and fifth-best in the league respectively.
Obradoiro have a better 3-point percentage (39.4% to 35.4%).
Valencia are better in assists made (17.3 to 15.7), while Obradoiro are better both in rebounding (31.1 to 30.3) and in turnovers committed (13.6 to 15.8).
Bookmakers give Valencia a -5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. Obradoiro are playing better right now, are not participating in any other competition and the last time they lost at home by more than three points was back in the 2016-17 season.
Valencia vs Obradoiro CAB Prediction: Obradoiro CAB +5 (-115)