In the 33rd week of action of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), Club Estudiantes (also known as Movistar Estudiantes), who desperately need this win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive, are hosting the already qualified Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria – Claret (also known as Herbalife Gran Canaria), who are looking for a better placement. The game takes place at the Palacio De Deportes Arena in the city of Madrid on Sunday, May 20th 2018. Spanish ACB Gran Canaria vs Estudiantes Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 05-20-2018, 06:30 EDT
Spread: Estudiantes +1.5
Estudiantes have a 15-17 record so far this season and are currently tied with Fuenlabrada in the 10th place of the league table. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Valencia with a 93-69 score. They are led in scoring by Sylven Landensberg with 20.1 ppg. He also adds 4 boards per game, while Alec Brown follows with 10.9 ppg and 4.5 boards. Goran Sutton adds 8.2 ppg and a team-best 5.6 boards per game.
Gran Canaria have a 19-13 record so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the league table. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won on the road against Burgos with an 89-98 score. They are led in scoring by Marcus Eriksson with 11 ppg, while DJ Seeley adds 10.8 ppg and 2.5 dimes per game. Eulis Baez follows with 9.3 ppg and 4.9 boards per game, while Albert Oliver adds 8.5 ppg.
In their previous meeting in the first round of the league, Gran Canaria won at home with a 99-95 score. Estudiantes are 10-6 at home, while Gran Canaria are 6-10 on the road. Both teams are almost equal offensively, scoring 84.2 and 84 ppg, while Gran Canaria are better defensively, allowing 81.69 ppg to Estudiantes’ 85.81. Gran Canaria have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 48.2% to Estudiantes’ league-low of 43% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 35.2% to Estudiantes’ third-worse of 32.2%.
Team Estudiantes on the other hand are better in rebounding (32.7 to 31.2), in assists made (17.7 to 17) and in turnovers committed (10.3 to 12.6). This is Estudiantes’ last chance for the playoffs and Vegas odds give Gran Canaria a -1.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick Estudiantes for the home victory.
Gran Canaria vs Estudiantes Prediction: Estudiantes +1.5 (-112)
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Spanish ACB Gran Canaria vs Estudiantes Spread and Prediction