Following a shocking outcome in game 1 of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa) finals, the top-seeded Real Madrid (30-4), who lost at home in the first game and are looking to even the series, are hosting once again the second-seeded Baskonia (25-9), who made a surprise road victory and made the break for the 1-0 lead in the series. Spanish ACB Finals Baskonia vs Real Madrid Game 2 Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 06-15-2018, 16:15 EDT
Spread: Real Madrid -7
Real Madrid finished the regular season with a 30-4 record. The results of their successful season placed them at the top of the league table. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against Baskonia in game 1 with a 90-94 score. They are led in scoring by Luka Doncic with 12.5 ppg. Doncic adds 5.6 boards and a team high 4.9 dimes per game. He is followed by Jaycee Carroll with 12.1 ppg, while Sergio Llull adds 11 and 3.7 dimes per game.
Baskonia finished the regular season with a 25-9 record. The mark and placed them 2nd in the league standings. They have won 10 of their last 11 matches and in their last game they won on the road against Real Madrid in game 1 with a 90-94 score. They are led in scoring by Tornike Shengelia with 15.6 ppg, adding a team high 5.6 boards per game. He is followed by Rodrigue Beaubois with 11.3 ppg, while Matt Janning adds 10.4 ppg.
Real Madrid leads Baskonia 3-2 wins so far this season and are 2-1 at home. Madrid are 19-2 at home so far this season, while Baskonia are 13-8 on the road. Real Madrid have the best offense in the league, scoring 89.7 ppg to Baskonia’s third-best of 86.1, while Baskonia are better defensively, allowing 77.5 ppg to Real Madrid’s 79.2. Baskonia have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 38.6% to Real Madrid’s 36%, while Real Madrid have the best field goal percentage in the league, shooting with 50.6% to Baskonia’s second-best of 49.1%.
Club Baskonia are better in assists made (19.3 to 18.1), while Real Madrid are better in turnovers committed (12.4 to 13) and both teams are almost equal in rebounding (34.2 and 34). Real Madrid are simply too good to lose a second straight finals game at home and Vegas odds give them a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Baskonia vs Real Madrid Game 2 Prediction: Real Madrid -7 (-103)
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Spanish ACB Finals Baskonia vs Real Madrid Game 2 Spread and Prediction