Rivas vs. Nandaime - 5/6/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nandaime at Rivas
Nicaraguan Basketball: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Rivas -- Over/Under:
Nandaime and Rivas meet Wednesday night in Torneo Carlos Ulloa Nicaraguan basketball action.
Nandaime could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last eight games. Nandaime is averaging 67.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Faxi Brons Dinarte is averaging 16.7 points, 3.3 turnovers and 6.8 rebounds while Jason Cortez is averaging 3.8 assists. Kenneth Acosta Cordoba is averaging 0.3 blocks per game. Nandaime is shooting 23 percent from beyond the arc and 52.9 percent from the free throw line. Nandaime is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
Rivas look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. Rivas is averaging 62.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Luis Talavera Palacio is averaging 12.8 points while Alvaro Paramo is averaging 17.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocks. Luis Ibarra Urbina is averaging 2.7 assists per game and 2.7 turnovers. Rivas is shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 56.2 percent from the free throw line. Rivas is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 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, Rivas is playing head and shoulders the better basketball right now and has been stingy on the defensive side during their recent winning stretch. Nandaime is not only losing games, but it's coming off back to back blowout losses to San Isidro and Nandaime. That loss to San Isidro was an absolute beatdown where they went into halftime down 40-18. It's hard to get behind a team that's taking it on the chin like that. Nandaime have lost their last two games by an average of 33.5 points and have been outscored in six of their last eight quarters. No, thank you.
I like Rivas to stay hot and get a nice victory here.