Date/Time: 04-28-2019, 13:30 EDT
Spread: Baskonia -14.5
Two teams sitting in and out of the playoff places of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) are clashing in the 29th round of action, when Club Deportivo Saski-Baskonia, commonly known as Saski Baskonia or simply as Baskonia, who have lost only once in their last 7 games, are hosting Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (also known as Montakit Fuenlabrada), who are looking to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Baskonia have a 20-7 record so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the league table. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won at home against Andorra with an 84-82 score. They are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 13.5 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds per game. He is followed by Shavon Shields with 11 ppg, while Johannes Voightmann adds 10.4 ppg and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersFuenlabrada have a 11-17 record so far this season and are currently tied with Obradoiro CAB in the 12th place of the league table. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against Obradoiro CAB with a 101-104 score in overtime. They are led in scoring by Paco Cruz with 14.6 ppg, while Siim-Sander VEne follows with 14 ppg. Christian Eyenga adds 10.4 ppg and 3.4 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting in the first round of the regular season Baskonia won on the road with a 60-110 score. Baskonia have a 11-2 home record, while Fuenlabrada are 5-9 on the road. Baskonia are better both offensively, scoring 85.9 ppg to Fuenlabrada’s 81.8 and defensively, allowing 73.5 ppg to Fuenlabrada’s 89.4. They also have better percentages both in field goals (50.2% to 45.2%) and in 3-pointers (36.3% to 34.5%). Baskonia are better in dimes made (18.8 to 14.3), in boards grabbed (32.6 to 28.7) and in turnovers committed (12.3 to 12.6). Baskonia are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -14.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory today.
Fuenlabrada vs Baskonia Prediction: Baskonia -14.5 (-113)