The first game between these two ended with amazing 75:105 for Israeli team.
Hapoel Jerusalem is in my opinion Maccabi No.2 with worse defense but maybe better offense. Not only they have some ex Maccabi players like Eliyahu and lots of other athletic Americans they play somewhat wild game with only focus on their offense. They are currently 1st team of the group with losses to Antwerp on road and to AEK Athens at their court. In 90% of their games they collect 80+ points.
Fuenlabrada is hot/cold team and they had games where they scored only 3 pts in a QT but they also beat Barcelona at home and they beat Joventut on the road....and Joventut lost by only 1pt to Baskonia and won with 9pt over Valencia. In that game against Joventut, Fuenlabrada managed to score over 50 pts in one HT. Fuenlabrada also won against Bamberg in a high scoring game almost similar to the way Hapoel Jerusalem did it there.
Spanish team collected an interesting win over decent Obradoiro in last round of ACB and they got former Croatian NT player Marko Popović back on the court...he is sometimes a huge ball waster but again on a good day he can be a real threat and a game changer with his three pointers.
Bookies expect the same scenario to repeat in this game but I don't see it happening, with only offense on their minds of Jerusalem team I think Fuenlabrada can make this game interesting and competitive. Lets say that Jerusalem takes three QT by 7+5+5 points what makes it 17 points. But I think Fuenlabrada has quality and capacity to win at least one QT by at least 5 pts and doesn't allow Israeli team to cover this huge spread.
I could see 92:82 result in this game.
Pick: Fuenlabrada +16.5
Bookmaker: ➾ Pinnacle
Stake: 6 units
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