Date/Time: 06-21-2019, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Barcelona -2
In Game 4 of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) Finals, the second-seeded FC Barcelona Lassa (27-7), after winning game 3 at home and living to fight another day, are hosting once again the top-seeded and defending champions Real Madrid (28-6), who still lead the series 2-1 and need only one win in the next couple of games in order to be crowned champions.
Barcelona finished the regular season with a 27-7 record and were placed second in the league. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home Real Madrid in game 3 with a 78-77 score. They are led in scoring by Thomas Huertel with 13.2 ppg, adding a team high 5.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Adam Hanga with 9.8 ppg, while Chris Singleton adds 9.6 ppg and 4.4 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersReal Madrid finished the regular season with a 28-6 record and were placed on top of the league. In their last game they saw a 17-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Barcelona in game 3 with a 77-78 score. They are led in scoring by Sergio LLull with 10.9 ppg, adding 3.8 dimes per game. He is followed by Facundo Campazzo with 10.3 ppg and a team high 4.9 dimes per game, while Jaycee Carroll adds 10.1 ppg.
In their eight previous meetings so far this season Barcelona leads Real Madrid 5-3 wins, having won all three games at home. Barcelona have a 19-2 home record, while Real Madrid are 15-5 on the road. Real Madrid are better offensively, scoring a league-best 88.5 ppg and Barcelona follow second with 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% to 49.5%) and in 3-pointers (41.2% to 38.8%). They are also better both in dimes made (17.7 to 17.3), and in boards grabbed (33.9 to 33.3), while Real Madrid are better in turnovers committed (11.6 to 12.1). Bookmakers give Barcelona a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another home win.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Game 4 Prediction: Barcelona -2 (-112)