Taiwan Beer vs. Yulon Luxgen Dinos - 4/23/20 SBL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Yulon Luxgen Dinos at Taiwan Beer
SBL Basketball: Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: Yulon Luxgen Dinos +5.5 -- Over/Under: 171.5
The Yulon Luxgen Dinos and Taiwan Beer meet Thursday morning in Super Basketball League basketball action.
The Yulon Luxgen Dinos look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos are averaging 89.2 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 87.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Marcus Keene is averaging 25.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while Lu Kuan-Hsuan is averaging 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Sim Bhullar is the third double-digit scorer and Lu Cheng-Ju is dishing 2.9 assists. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.
The Taiwan Beer look for a victory after winning five of their last six games. The Taiwan Beer are averaging 77.9 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Kentrell Barkely is averaging 19.1 points and 8.4 rebounds while Igor Kaytsev is averaging 15.6 points and six rebounds. Yu-An Chang is the third double-digit scorer and Tsung-Han Huang is dishing 1.6 assists. The Taiwan Beer are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Taiwan Beer are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The Taiwan Beer have been the better team all season long and should be due for a bounce back performance, but I'm not sure how you fade the hot hand of the Yulon Luxgen Dinos along with the free points. The Yulon Luxgen Dinos have caught fire offensively and built on their momentum against Pauian with a win over Taiwan Beer as 11.5-point underdogs in the first leg of this series. It's hard to step in front of a team such as the Yulon Luxgen Dinos with the way they're playing, especially when winning Tuesday morning as double-digit underdogs. I expect a better showing from Taiwan Beer in nearly a must-win spot, but based on the value alone, I'm taking Yulon Luxgen Dinos and the points once again.