Date/Time: 06-17-2019, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Real Madrid -7.5
In Game 2 of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) Finals, the top-seeded and defending champions Real Madrid (28-6), after destroying their opponents in the opening game by 20 points and taking a 1-0 lead in the series, they are hosting once again the second-seeded FC Barcelona Lassa (27-7), who are looking to bounce back in this game.
Real Madrid finished the regular season with a 28-6 record and were placed on top of the league. They have won 19 of their last 20 matches and in their last game they won at home against Barcelona in game 1 with an 87-67 score. They are led in scoring by Sergio LLull with 11 ppg, adding 3.8 dimes per game. He is followed by Facundo Campazzo with 10.2 ppg and a team high 5 dimes per game, while Anthony Randolph adds 9.9 ppg and 3.8 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersBarcelona finished the regular season with a 27-7 record and were placed second in the league. In their last game they saw an eight-game winning streak getting snapped by losing against Real Madrid in game 1 with a 67-87 score. They are led in scoring by Thomas Huertel with 12.6 ppg, adding a team high 5.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Adam Hanga with 10.2 ppg, while Kyle Kuric adds 9.7 ppg.
In their six previous meetings so far this season Barcelona leads Real Madrid 4-2 wins and both teams are 2-2 in Madrid. Real Madrid have a 19-2 home record, while Barcelona are 14-5 on the road. Real Madrid are better offensively, scoring 89 ppg to Barcelona’s 86.7, while Barcelona are better defensively, allowing 76.2 ppg to Real Madrid’s 78.8. Barcelona have better percentages both in field goals (50.1% to 49.8%) and in 3-pointers (41.7% to 38.7%). Both teams are almost equal in boards grabbed (34.1 to 33.8) and in turnovers committed (11.8 to 12.1), while Barcelona are better in dimes made (18.1 to 17.5). Bookmakers give Real Madrid a -7.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as Barcelona will surely force a closer game than that.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Game 2 Prediction: Barcelona +7.5 (-115)