Murcia vs Barcelona
Spanish ACB, Round 21
I have no big doubts that Barcelona is the right pick here. As I mentioned recently, in the upcoming period, they are the team to bet on. At least this should be the case in ACB league while in Euroleague it's quite the opposite, we should bet against Barcelona. This is what I did several days ago when they have visited Lithuanian Zalgiris (90:74 loss in Euroleague). Also before that they have lost at home from Real Madrid in Euroleague with 30 pts difference. But those heavy losses IMO are not worrying. As I said earlier, Barcelona has done with Euroleague for this season. Only six wins there in 24 games speak for itself. Barcelona won't waist energy anymore on Euroleague.
But in ACB it should be another story.
Barcelona just recently has changed the head coach again and brought back their former coach, famous Svetislav Kari Pesic. And this change gave result right away. Namely Barcelona has won the national cup by winning all three games on the Final 8 tournament including two against Euroleague opponents, Baskonia as well Real Madrid. Win against Real Madrid in the finals was just couple days before that heavy loss from Real Madrid in Euroleague. So, this give us the clear picture what results we can expect from Barsa when they are focused and motivated and what we can expect when they are not.
After Cup, Pesic said how next goal is ACB league. Here Barcelona has played just one game since Pesic arrival. It was meeting against Bilbao and it ended with 30+ pts Barcelona victory.
Today I don't see anything else than new win for Barcelona. Murca is 10th on the standings of ACB and with 10-10 overall record. At home they are 5-4, so pretty modest.
IMO Barcelona will win today. I saw a little bit of their game in Lithuania. Pesic shared the minutes on all players. So, I expect all guys are well rested.
BTW, early in the season, Murcia has won the game in Barcelona so this is also nice chance for revenge.
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Murcia vs Barcelona prediction
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