In the second quarterfinal of the second day of the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey de Baloncesto) the third in the league Club Deportivo Saski-Baskonia, commonly known as Saski Baskonia or simply as Baskonia are facing the fourth in the league FC Barcelona Lassa on Friday, February 16th 2018. The game takes place at the Gran Canaria Arena in the city of Las Palmas.
Date/Time: 02-16-2018, 15:30 EDT
Spread: Barcelona +1.5
Barcelona have a 13-7 record so far this season and currently sit on the fourth place of the league table. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against Bilbao with a 90-58 score. They are led in scoring by Thomas Heurtel with 12.8 ppg and a team high 6.7 assists per game. He is followed by Kevin Seraphin with 10.9 ppg and 3.9 rpg, while Adam Hanga adds 9.3 ppg and Rakim Sanders 8.9 ppg.
Top Basketball BookmakersBaskonia also have a 13-7 record so far this season and currently sit on the third place of the league table. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Unicaja with a 96-78 score. They are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 17.7 ppg, adding a team high 6.1 rebounds per game. Rodrigue Beaubois follows with 11.8 ppg, while Jayson Granger adds 9.8 ppg and a team high 5.2 assists per game.
In their three previous meetings earlier this season, Baskonia leads Barcelona 2-1 wins with each team having won at home. Last game in Barcelona finished with an 87-82 score. Barcelona are better offensively, scoring 89.1 ppg to Baskonia’s 84.7 and they also have better percenrages both in field goals, shooting with 55.4% to Baskonia’s 55% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 38.6% to Baskonia’s 36.5%. Baskonia on the other hand have a better free throw percentage, shooting with 76.2% to Barcelona’s 68.6%. Barcelona are better in assists made, with 20.9 to Baskonia’s 19.3, while both teams are very close in rebounding, grabbing 33.5 and 33.2. Baskonia have been red-hot lately and expect them to win by more than 2 points today.
Baskonia at Barcelona Prediction: Baskonia -1.5 (-114)