The ACB league sees its highest scoring start in 37 years

2023-09-25T17:15:40+00:00 2023-09-25T17:15:40+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

25/Sep/23 17:15

Historic first round of the Spanish ACB League

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The 2023/24 season in the ACB league started with a bang, as Round 1 was loaded with 1,569 points. That’s 174.33 points per match and 87.16 per team, which is the highest scoring average in the opening round since 1986.

The teams surpassed Round 1 of the 2020/21 season when 1,525 points were scored, marking the best opening round in this century until the start of this competitive year in the Spanish top league.

On the all-time lists, the start of the 2023/24 season ranks third behind 89.2 points per team in 1985/86 and 90.9 points per team in 1986/87. It’s worth mentioning that in the two highest-scoring opening rounds in Spanish League history, there were eight meetings. This time, there were nine.

And that’s not all. In a global ranking of matchdays, this season’s premiere ranks as the 7th highest-scoring matchday seen in the last century of the Endesa League, with Matchday 14 of the 2022-23 season (88.9 points per team on average) as the record holder.

For the second time in the century, a total of three different teams reached the 100-point barrier in one day. UCAM Murcia led the way with 104 points, three more than its rival, Coviran Granada, while Real Madrid recorded 101 against Zaragoza.

Regarding the winning teams, the average was 94 points per match, and only one team fell below the 70-point barrier, as Palencia scored 64 in a loss to Obradoiro.

The way the 2023/24 ACB league season started, it promises to be special.