Two teams that need this win for their own different reasons are clashing in the 33rd week of action of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB or Liga Endesa), Bilbao Basket (also known as Dominion Bilbao Basket), looking to avoid relegation are hosting Club Baloncesto Murcia, more commonly referred to as UCAM Murcia, who need this win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. The game takes place at the Bilbao Arena in the city of Bilbao on Sunday, May 20th 2018. Spanish ACB Murcia vs Bilbao Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 05-20-2018, 06:30 EDT
Spread: Bilbao 0
Bilbao have an 8-24 record so far this season and currently sit on the second to last place of the league table. They have five consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against Baskonia with a 74-78 score. They are led in scoring by Alex Mumbru with 12.3 ppg, adding 3.8 boards per game. He is followed by Dejan Todorovic with 10.8 ppg, while Lucio Redivo adds 10.4 ppg and Jonathan Tabu 9.9 ppg and a team high 3.7 dimes per game.
Murcia are 16-16 so far in the league and are sitting on the 9th place of the league table. They have three consecutive losses in their last game they lost at home against Zaragoza with a 61-63 score. They are led in scoring by Clevin Hannah with 12.7 ppg, adding a team-best 4.2 dimes per game. Vitor Benite follows with 11 ppg, while Ovie Soko adds 10.9 ppg and 4.9 boards per game.
In their previous meeting in the first round of the league, Murcia won at home with an 82-71 score and last season Murcia won both games. Bilbao have a 6-10 home record so far this season, while Murcia are 7-9 on the road. Murcia are better offensively, scoring a third-worse of 77.2 ppg to Bilbao’s league-low of 76, while Murcia have the second-best defense in the league, allowing 76.22 ppg to Bilbaos’ 83.47. Bilbao have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 44% to Murcia’s league-low of 41.8% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 35.9% to Murcia’s 33.3%. They are also better in assists made (14 to 12.5), while Murcia are better in rebounding (33.3 to 28.1) and in turnovers committed (12.3 to 12.9). Both teams are struggling lately and Vegas odds give a 0 spread for this game. Expect Murcia to beat the odds as they have been quite decent on the road this season.
Murcia vs Bilbao Prediction: Murcia 0 (-111)
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Spanish ACB Murcia vs Bilbao Spread and Prediction