In the 20th round of action the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball, we have an all-Spanish showdown between two teams with identical records when Unicaja Malaga (8-11), are hosting Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (8-11) on Thursday, January 25th 2018. The game takes place at the Martin Carpena Arena in the city of Malaga, Spain.
Date/Time: 01-25-2018, 14:45 EDT
Spread: Unicaja -2.5
Unicaja have an 8-11 record so far this season and currently sit on the 10th place of the league table. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against Real Madrid with an 80-75 score. They are led in scoring by Nemanja Nedovic with 15.6 ppg and a team high 4.9 assists per game. He is followed by Adam Waczynski with 10.1 ppg, while Ray McCallum adds 9.4 ppg and 2.9 assists per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersBaskonia have an 8-11 record so far this season and they currently sit on 9th place of the league table. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against Olimpia Milano with an 82-83 score. They are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 14.7 ppg and a team high 6.3 rebounds per game. He is followed by Rodrigue Beaubois with 12.5 ppg, while Jayson Granger adds 9.2 ppg and a team high 5.6 assists per game.
In their previous matchup on the first round, Baskonia won at home with an 88-82 score and they also won on the road in the Spanish league with a 72-73 score. Unicaja are 5-4 at home so far this season, while Baskonia are 3-7 on the road. Baskonia are better both offensively, scoring 80.7 ppg to Unicaja’s 77.7 and defensively, allowing 79.8 ppg to Unicaja’s 81.4. Baskonia have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 48.7% to Unicaja’s 44.8% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 38.9% to Unicaja’s 36.5%. They are also better in assists made, with 19.3 to Unicaja’s 17.5, while Unicaja are better in rebounding, grabbing 31.5 to Baskonia’s 29.8 and in turnovers committed (11.7 to 12.1). Unicaja are coming off a big win against Real Madrid and they have the momentum to win this game at home against a struggling Baskonia squad. Pick Unicaja for a win by more than 3 points at home today.
Baskonia vs Unicaja Prediction: Unicaja -2.5 (-111)