Boaco vs. Carazo - 5/3/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carazo at Boaco
Nicaraguan Basketball: Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Line: Boaco +10.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
Carazo and Boaco meet Sunday night in Torneo Carlos Ulloa Nicaraguan basketball action.
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.
Boaco need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. Boaco is averaging 68.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Randall Hussle is averaging 23.3 points, three assists, 1.1 steals, three turnovers and 6.6 rebounds. Michael Simmonette is averaging 0.5 blocks per game. Boaco is shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 59.1 percent from the free throw line. Boaco is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 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, Carazo is playing the better basketball and just put together an honest effort in a blowout win over Masatepe. Boaco is riding a four-game losing streak and just gave up 102 points to Matagalpa, a game in which they were outscored in every quarter. In fact, Boaco has been outscored in each of its last seven quarters. There's just no way you can back Boaco with any confidence, especially on the end of a back to back where teams are often sloppier and don't have the legs to get after it defensively. This is a game that could slip away from Boaco rather quickly.
I have to side with Carazo and whatever the line is going to be. Carazo in a complete beatdown.