Taipower vs. Chunghua Telecom - 5/14/20 WSBL Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chunghua Telecom at Taipower
WSBL Basketball: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: Taipower +23 -- Over/Under: 142.5
Chunghua Telecom and Taipower meet Thursday morning in Taiwan WSBL basketball action.
Chunghua Telecom could use a victory after back-to-back losses and losing three of their last five games overall. Chunghua Telecom is averaging 70.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Hsiang-Ting Huang is averaging 13.6 points and 9.6 rebounds while Qi Wen is averaging 12.4 points and 2.3 rebounds. Zi-Yin Pan is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Qian-Hui Xu is dishing 3.7 assists. Chunghua Telecom is shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. Chunghua Telecom is allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game.
Taipower are also desperate for a victory after losing each of their last five games. Taipower is averaging 53.4 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Chia-Wen Kuo is averaging 10.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while Ke-Shi Yu is averaging 9.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Yizhi Xin is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Xin-Yu Lai is dishing 2.2 assists. Taipower is shooting 24.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. Taipower is allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game.
These teams met about a week ago and Chunghua Telecom won by 37 points, outscoring Taipower in every quarter. Chunghua Telecom had a 16-point lead at halftime and never looked back.
This feels like a lot of points to lay for two teams that aren't exactly playing well and are actually in pretty poor form no matter you slice it. However, Chunghua Telecom has been the better team over these last few games and did just beat the snot out of Taipower a few days ago, a game where they outscored them in every quarter and never really even took their foot off the gas. Taipower has serious issues finding easy offense and they're fresh off a contest against Cathay Life where they lost 97-35. It's hard to find confidence in backing Taipower at the moment.
I'll lay the chalk with Chunghua Telecom and predict another blowout victory.