Taiwan Beer vs. Yulon Luxgen Dinos - 4/12/20 SBL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Yulon Luxgen Dinos vs. Taiwan Beer
SBL Basketball: Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 6:00 am
The Line: Taiwan Beer -4 -- Over/Under: 164
The Yulon Luxgen Dinos and Taiwan Beer meet Sunday in Super Basketball League basketball action.
The Yulon Luxgen Dinos could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos are averaging 89.5 points on 52.3 percent shooting and allowing 87.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Marcus Keene is averaging 25.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Sim Bhullar is averaging 18.8 points and 14.3 rebounds. Lu Kuan-Hsuan is the third double-digit scorer and Lu Cheng-Ju is dishing 2.7 assists. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game.
The Taiwan Beer look for a victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Taiwan Beer are averaging 77.9 points on 53.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Kentrell Barkely is averaging 19.1 points and 8.5 rebounds while Igor Kaytsev is averaging 15.6 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 32 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Taiwan Beer are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The Taiwan Beer are simply playing the better basketball entering this contest with a four-game winning streak and a defense that's been very sharp. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos have not only lost six of their last nine games, but they've looked bad in a lot of those losses, including their most recent contest against Jeoutai where they lost by 22 points. The Taiwan Beer have also won five of the last seven meetings against Yulon Luxgen Dinos, and they've gotten whatever they wanted in those meetings offensively, including topping 100 points twice. We're getting the team in much better form and aren't being asked to lay a ton of points. While it almost feels too easy, I have no choice but to side with Taiwan Beer and the reasonable chalk.