Carazo vs. Masatepe - 5/2/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Masatepe at Carazo
Nicaraguan Basketball: Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Masatepe +4.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5
Masatepe and Carazo meet Saturday night in Torneo Carlos Ulloa Nicaraguan basketball action.
Masatepe could use a feel good victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. Masatepe is averaging 60.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 85.8 points on 54.6 percent shooting. Roberto Alvarado is averaging 17.8 points and 6.2 turnovers while Keyson Shang Benneth is averaging 8.1 rebounds and 0.3 blocks. Jairo Lopez is averaging two assists and Johan Kendricks Mercado is averaging 1.5 steals per game. Masatepe is shooting 23.5 percent from beyond the arc and 42.5 percent from the free throw line. Masatepe is allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
Carazo could also use a win here after losing five of their last six games. Carazo is averaging 66 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Luis Jarquin is averaging 19.1 points, 2.1 steals, 4.6 turnovers and 3.9 assists while Marcos Jimenez is averaging 6.8 rebounds and 0.4 blocks. Carazo is shooting 26.2 percent from beyond the arc and 57.6 percent from the free throw line. Carazo is allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
There's no match history between these two teams.
While you could say Carazo has played the better basketball up to this point and has been far more competitive during its losing stretch, there's no denying that both of these teams have been in sloppy form the last couple of weeks and aren't teams you should be running to the window to lay points with in the favorite role. Carazo has had issues finishing games and Masatepe is piling up the losses at an unreal pace and has had major issues scoring the basketball. There's far better options on this packed Saturday card than this, and this is probably a game you should consider skipping.
With that said, give me Masatepe and the points, as it's the only edge I have. I'm not laying points with either of these teams in their current form, so it's the points or pass for me.