Masatepe vs. Nicaragua U16 - 4/29/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nicaragua U16 at Masatepe
Nicaraguan Basketball: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Masatepe -- Over/Under:
Nicaragua U16 and Masatepe meet Wednesday night in Torneo Carlos Ulloa Nicaraguan basketball action.
Nicaragua U16 look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. Nicaragua U16 is averaging 52.2 points on 33.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Pablo Buitrago Ortega is averaging 10.9 points, five turnovers and 3.2 assists while Angel Fernandez Alvarado is averaging 12.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks. Keriel Davila is averaging 1.3 steals per game. Nicaragua U16 is shooting 20.1 percent from beyond the arc and 38.6 percent from the free throw line. Nicaragua U16 is allowing 21.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
Masatepe are desperate for a victory after losing eight of their last nine games. Masatepe is averaging 60.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 87.1 points on 55.6 percent shooting. Roberto Alvarado is averaging 17.8 points and 6.2 turnovers while Jairo Lopez is averaging 7.3 rebounds and two assists. Moises Rivas is averaging 1.3 steals per game and Keyson Shang Benneth is averaging 0.3 blocks per game. Masatepe is shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 43.1 percent from the free throw line. Masatepe is allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
There's no match history between these two teams.
There was no line at the time this article was published and lines for Nicaraguan basketball seem to be coming out very late, so who knows when and if one will be released. With that said, Nicaragua U16 is playing the better basketball at the moment and is riding a nice wave of momentum with three straight victories. Masatepe has really had issues scoring the basketball during this losing stretch and is averaging just 48.6 points in its last three games. Masatepe is losing its last three games by an average of 43 points and has allowed 99 or more points in four of its last eight games. Just absolutely brutal performances from Masatepe.
I almost have no choice but to side with Nicaragua U16, and I'll update this article with odds if they're released.