Leones de Managua vs. Masatepe - 5/3/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Masatepe at Leones de Managua
Nicaraguan Basketball: Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Line: Leones de Managua -41.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5
Masatepe and Leones de Managua meet Sunday 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.
Leones de Managua look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. Leones de Managua is averaging 86 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Daniel Tenorio is averaging 16.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Peter Martinez is averaging 10.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. Manuel Mackenzie is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Alfredo Borge is dishing 2.3 assists. Leones de Managua is shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61.4 percent from the free throw line. Leones de Managua is allowing 25.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 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, backing Masatepe in any shape or form isn't an option, as they're riding a five-game losing streak and just lost to Carazo by 43 points. Masatepe is fade material until further notice if we're being completely honest. Leones de Managua have won 10 of their last 12 games and have scored a combined 186 points in their last two games. Leones de Managua have found their offensive groove and that's dangerous with them on the end of a back to back, as they can just pick up where they left off.
Leones de Managua should blow the doors off in this contest.