Costa Caribe vs. Leon - 5/6/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Leon at Costa Caribe
Nicaraguan Basketball: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Costa Caribe -19.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5
Leon and Costa Caribe meet Wednesday night in Torneo Carlos Ulloa Nicaraguan basketball action.
Leon could use a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. Leon is averaging 62.8 points on 52.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 57.9 percent shooting. Carlos Valdivia Narvaez is averaging 15.7 points and 1.1 steals while Marcos Orozco Cruz is averaging six rebounds. Lester Zelaya is dishing 2.8 assists per game and 2.7 turnovers while Gerardo Amaya is averaging 0.4 blocks per game. Leon is shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61.9 percent from the free throw line. Leon is allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25.8 rebounds per game.
Costa Caribe look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. Costa Caribe is averaging 75.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 58.3 points on 40 percent shooting. Fritz Cox is averaging 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while Vansdell Thomas is averaging 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Sydney Obando-Castandea is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Elkin Romero-Moncada is dishing 0.6 assists. Costa Caribe is shooting 25.8 percent from beyond the arc and 43 percent from the free throw line. Costa Caribe is allowing 24.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 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, Leon has been hit or miss a lot these last couple of weeks and is fresh off a contest where they allowed 98 points to Bonanza. Leon and its effort defensively has really fallen off a cliff. Costa Caribe have been one of the more consistent teams in the league and they have a history of blowing the doors off teams not willing to match their energy. Costa Caribe just beat El Rama by 21 points and that was with them being outscored by five points in the first quarter.
This is a game Costa Caribe should win by a comfortable margin.