Bank of Taiwan vs. Taiwan Beer - 4/4/20 SBL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bank of Taiwan vs. Taiwan Beer - 4/4/20 SBL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Taiwan Beer vs. Bank of Taiwan

SBL Basketball: Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Line: Taiwan Beer -8.5 -- Over/Under: 172.5

The Taiwan Beer and Bank of Taiwan meet Saturday in Super Basketball League basketball action.  

The Taiwan Beer look for another victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Taiwan Beer are averaging 77.6 points on 52.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kentrell Barkely is averaging 19.4 points and 8.5 rebounds while Igor Kaytsev is averaging 18.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Yu-An Chang is the third double-digit scorer and Tsung-Han Huang is dishing 1.4 assists. The Taiwan Beer are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Taiwan Beer are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.  

The Bank of Taiwan could use a feel good victory here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Bank of Taiwan are averaging 84.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 84.2 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Matt Jones is averaging 20.2 points and 2.7 assists while Charles Mitchell is averaging 10.2 points and 12.5 rebounds. Po-Sheng Chang is the third double-digit scorer and You-Xu Chen is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Bank of Taiwan are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bank of Taiwan are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

The Taiwan Beer not only has the rest advantage of not having to play yesterday like Bank of Taiwan, but its won the last three meetings and two of those victories were decided by double digits. The Taiwan Beer have won the last three games against Bank of Taiwan by an average of 10.6 points. The Bank of Taiwan is coming off a hard fought victory over the Yulon Luxgen Dinos that came down to the wire, but you have to question how much is left in the tank and if that defense is capable of holding up on the end of a back to back. The Taiwan Beer is the best defensive team in the SBL and should be out to redeem itself after getting rocked by Pauian in its last time out. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.  

Randy’s Pick Taiwan Beer -8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.