Spanish ACB Unicaja vs Baskonia Preview and Prediction

Unicaja vs Baskonia

Date/Time: 17-06-2020, 09:30 EDT / 13:30 GMT

Spread: Baskonia -5 Total: +157.5

In fourth round of the Final Stage of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), two teams with identical records sitting in the second place of Group A are clashing, when Baskonia (2-1), are hosting Unicaja Malaga (2-1). Both teams are coming off wins in their latest matchups and want to continue on the winning ways.  

Baskonia have a 2-1 record in the final stage and are tied with tonight’s opponent Unicaja in the second place of Group A. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Barcelona with an 81-75 score. They are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 16.4 ppg, adding a team high 6.4 rebounds per game.

Unicaja also have a 2-1 record and in their last game they won on the road against Badalona with an 89-98 score. They are led in scoring by Josh Adams with 12.2 ppg, while Dario Brizuela adds 11.7 ppg. 

Unicaja won both meetings against Baskonia in the regular season. At home by 10 points and on the road by one. Baskonia are 7-6 at home, while Unicaja are 8-7 on the road. The hosts are better offensively (83.7 to 79.3 ppg), while Unicaja are better defensively (78.2 to 82 ppg). Baskonia have better percentages both in field goals (47.6% to 43.6%) and in 3-pointers (34.4% to 33.7%). Both teams are very close in rebounding (32 to 31.9), in assists made (14.9 to 14.8) and in turnovers per game (13.1 to 13.3). Bookmakers give Baskonia a -5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.  

Unicaja vs Baskonia Prediction: Baskonia -5 (-112)

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