Date/Time: 03-22-2019, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Baskonia +3.5
In the 28th round of the Euroleague Basketball, we have an all-Spanish battle between two teams sitting within top-8, when Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (14-13), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the Spanish champions Real Madrid (21-6), who on the other hand want to extend their current winning streak.
Baskonia have a 14-13 record so far this season and are currently tied with three more teams in the 7th place of the league. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Panathinaikos with a 72-70 score. They are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 12.7 ppg, adding 4.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Vincent Poirier with 11.1 ppg and a team high 7.7 rebounds per game, while Matt Janning adds 10.8 ppg.
Top Basketball BookmakersReal Madrid have a 21-6 record so far this season and are currently tied with CSKA Moscow in the second place of the league. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Olimpia Milano with a 92-89 score. They are led in scoring by Anthony Randolph with 13.6 ppg, adding 4.6 rebounds per game. He is followed by Sergio Llull with 10.8 ppg and 4.1 assists per game, while Jaycee Carroll adds 9.7 ppg.
Real Madrid have won all three previous meetings against Baskonia this season, winning the only road game by 17 points. Baskonia have a 10-3 home record so far, while Real are 8-5 on the road. Real Madrid are better both offensively, scoring 86.7 ppg to Baskonia’s 81.5 and defensively, allowing 77.4 ppg to Baskonia’s 78.9 ppg. They also have a better accuracy both from the field (49.4% to 47.6%) and from behind the arc (39.3% to 36.5%). Real Madrid are also better in rebounding (32.6 to 32.2), in assists made (20.2 to 18.7) and in turnovers committed (11.7 to 12.5). It is going to be a close game but Real Madrid are dominating Baskonia this season and expect them to do so once again today.
Real Madrid vs Baskonia Prediction: Real Madrid -3.5 (-111)