In Game 1 of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) finals, the top-seeded Real Madrid (30-4), who eliminated Gran Canaria in the semifinals with 3-0 wins and are red-hot having lost only once in their last 17 games, are hosting the second-seeded Baskonia (25-9), who eliminated Barcelona in the semifinals 3-1 wins and have lost only once in their last 10 games.  Spanish ACB Finals Baskonia vs Real Madrid Game 1 Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time: 06-13-2018, 15:00 EDT

Spread: Real Madrid -9

Total: +167

Real Madrid finished the regular season with a 30-4 record and were placed first in the league. They have won 16 of their last 17 matches and in their last game they won on the road against Gran Canaria in game 3 with a 92-99 score. Madrid is led in scoring by Luka Doncic with 12.5 ppg. Doncic adds 5.5 boards and a team high 5 dimes per game. He is followed by Jaycee Carroll with 11.9 ppg, while Sergio Llull adds 10.7 and 3.7 dimes per game.

Baskonia finished the regular season with a 25-9 record and were placed second in the league. They have won 9 of their last 10 matches and in their last game they won on the road against Barcelona in game 4 with an 82-88 score in overtime. Baskonia is led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 15.4 ppg. He adds 5.5 boards per game. And is followed by Rodrigue Beaubois with 11.4 ppg. Matt Janning adds 10.4 ppg.

Real Madrid leads Baskonia 3-1 wins so far this season and have a perfect 2-0 at home, having won with 12 and 2 points. Madrid are 19-1 at home so far this season. While Baskonia are 12-8 on the road. Real Madrid have the best offense in the league, scoring 89.7 ppg to Baskonia’s third-best of 85.9. Baskonia are better defensively, allowing 77.3 ppg to Real Madrid’s 78.8.

Both teams have identical 3-point percentage tied for third-best in the league (38.2%). Real Madrid have the best field goal percentage, shooting with 50.6% to Baskonia’s second-best of 49.1%. Baskonia are better in assists made (19.4 to 18.1).  Madrid are better in turnovers committed (12.4 to 13) and both teams are almost equal in rebounding (34.4 and 34.1). Both teams are coming in this game hot and Vegas odds give Real Madrid a -9 spread but they have won at home against Baskonia by an average of 7, so don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick Baskonia for a closer game than that.

Baskonia vs Real Madrid Game 1 Prediction: Baskonia +9 (-112)


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Spanish ACB Finals Baskonia vs Real Madrid Game 1 Spread and Prediction

Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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