Cathay Life vs. Taiyuan Textile - 5/7/20 WSBL Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Taiyuan Textile at Cathay Life
WSBL Basketball: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: Cathay Life -- Over/Under:
Taiyuan Textile and Cathay Life meet Thursday morning in Taiwan WSBL basketball action.
Taiyuan Textile are coming off a blowout victory over Taipower on Wednesday morning. Taiyuan is averaging 62.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Hsiao-Tong Peng is averaging 10.3 points and 3.8 rebounds while Ching Cho is averaging 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Pei-Chen Tsai is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Jun-Yi Liu is dishing 1.4 assists. Taiyuan Textile is shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. Taiyuan Textile is allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game.
Cathay Life are fresh off an 18-point victory over Chunghua Telecom on Wednesday morning. Cathay Life is averaging 85 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Wei-An Chen is averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Yu-Ting Lin is averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Ling-Chuan Huang is the third double-digit scorer and Yi-Xiu Zheng is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. Cathay Life is shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. Cathay Life is allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 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 WSBL basketball seem to be coming out very late, so who knows when and if one will be released. With that said, Cathay Life is far and away the better offensive team here and will cruise to victory if their shooting percentages hold true. Taiyuan Textile is coming off the more impressive performance in its last outing but it lacks the scoring depth to hang with Cathay Life and the season numbers they have. Taiyuan Textile will have a hard time keeping up in this contest if those shots continue to fall for their opponent. In its last meeting, Cathay Life scored 50 first half points and cruised to victory rather easily and there's probably not another team in this league capable of putting up those type of numbers.
I'll take Cathay Life is a comfortable victory due to the explosive offense.