Date/Time: 11-30-2018, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Barcelona -1
In the 9th round of action in the Euroleague Basketball, the Spanish FC Barcelona Lassa (7-2), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the defending champions both of Euroleague and Turkey Fenerbahce (8-1), who want to extend the longest active winning streak of the competition. The game takes place at the Palau Blaugrana Arena in the city of Barcelona, Spain on Friday, November 30th 2018.
Barcelona have a 6-3 record so far this season and are currently tied with Olimpia Milano in the 5th place of the league. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won at home against Olimpia Milano with a 90-80 score. They are led in scoring by Ante Tomic with 13.2 ppg, adding a team high 5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Kyle Kuric with 12.6 ppg, while Thomas Heurtel adds 10.6 ppg and a team high 5.7 assists per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersFenerbahce have an 8-1 record so far this season and are currently tied with two more teams in the first place of the league. They have five consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Maccabi Tel Aviv with a 70-74 score. They are led in scoring by Jan Vesely with 14.2 ppg, adding a team high 4.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Kostas Sloukas with 12.4 ppg and a team high 4.9 assists per game, while Gigi Datome adds 10.6 ppg and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Fenerbahce won both meetings against Barcelona last season (at home by 4 points and on the road by 15). Barcelona have a 3-0 home record so far, while Fener are 4-1 on the road. Fenerbahce are better both offensively, scoring 84.9 ppg to Barcelona’s 81.2 and defensively, allowing 77.6 ppg to Barcelona’s 78.3. They also have better accuracy both from the field (54.2% to 46.8%) and from behind the arc (43.8% to 35.8%). Fener are also better both in assists made (19.2 to 17.4) and in turnovers committed (10.7 to 12.4), while Barcelona are better in rebounding (32.8 to 26.2). Fenerbahce have been playing on a top level so far this season and expect them to get away with the road win one way or another today.
Fenerbahce vs Barcelona Prediction: Fenerbahce +1 (-110)