Call me crazy but i really can't think that when these two teams meet the line should be set as such.
Pamesa - carrying the philosophy of their coach Katsikaris - always fights on the defense to get out of their games, especially those away from their court. This might not be so evident this year, but for those that know to read behind the lines, the facts are again the same. When Pamesa wants to make something out of a game - especially against an opponent of their level more or less - they stop running, they use almost all their time in the offense, they are fully concentrated in that sector leaving no room for altering the pace of the game. Maybe bookies are influenced by results in Uleb Cup where Pamesa faces teams of relatively lower magnitude and they can afford to alter their game, but whenever comes to ACB, Pamesa (along with Fuenlabrada i have to say) are maybe the biggest defensive force in the court.
Bilbao is not far from that mentality as well. They run their best season ever in the ACB and this is not all due to the terrific chemistry as a team, but i have to attribute some of it to their willingness to play defense, fact missing previously.
Thus what we have is a derby this afternoon, with two teams knowing and willing to play defense and i am almost certain we will see a close match. Majority of close matches are setting the scoring line lower than expected in the ACB, most bookies have diminished the initial line down to 145.5 and for me is indication enough to make use of a 2-pt. higher margin offered by Globet. Odds could be better but i prefer to stick with the points here since i expect it to be close to the offered line. Hopefully under that.GL!
P.S. Apologies for the late previews delivered last couple of days.
Bilbao vs Pamesa Valencia betting tips summary
Stake 6 / 10
Bookmaker Pinnacle Sports