In the 33rd week of action of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), two teams that have been arelady eliminated from the upcoming playoffs are clashing, when San Sebastian Gipuzkoa Basket Club, also known as RETAbet.es GBC are hosting Club Joventut de Badalona (also known as Divina Seguros Joventut). The game takes place at the San Sebastian Arena in the city of San Sebastian on Sunday, May 20th 2018. Spanish ACB Joventut Badalona vs Gipuzkoa Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 05-20-2018, 06:30 EDT
Spread: Gipuzkoa -3.5
Gipuzkoa have a 12-20 record so far this season and are currently tied with Burgos in the 13th place of the league table. They have four consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Andorra with a 94-81 score. They are led in scoring by Henk Norel with 13.6 ppg, adding a team high 6.7 rebounds per game. He is followed by Kenny Chery with 13.5 ppg and 2.2 assists per game, while Dan Clark adds 11.4 ppg and 5 rebounds per game.
Badalona have a 11-21 record so far this season and currently sit on the 15th place of the league table. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against Fuenlabrada with a 95-87 score. They are led in scoring by Nicolas Laprovitolla with 16.4 ppg, adding a team high 6.6 assists per game. He is followed by Patrick Richard with 11.1 ppg and 3 rebounds per game, while Maalik Wayns adds 10.9 ppg.
In their previous meeting in the first round of the league, Badalona won at home with a 76-67 score. Gipuzkoa have a 6-10 home record so far this season, while Badalona are 3-13 on the road. Gipuzkoa are better offensively, scoring 82.9 ppg to Badalona’s 79.3, while Badalona are better defensively, allowing 83.16 ppg to Gipuzkoa’s 83.84.
Team Gipuzkoa have a better field goal percentage, shooting with 44.9% to Badalona’s 44.3%, while Badalona have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 33.3% to Gipuzkoa’s league-low of 32.1%. And Gipuzkoa are better in rebounding, grabbing a league-best of 34.8 to Badalona’s third-worse of 29.9 and in assists made (16.2 to 14.7), while Badalona commit fewer turnovers (13.1 to 14.5). In this game without incentive, the home court advantage will be a major factor. Vegas odds give Gipuzkoa a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat those odds for the home victory.
Joventut Badalona vs Gipuzkoa Prediction: Gipuzkoa -3.5 (-113)
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Spanish ACB Joventut Badalona vs Gipuzkoa Spread and Prediction