Taiyuan Textile vs. Cathay Life - 5/14/20 WSBL Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cathay Life at Taiyuan Textile
WSBL Basketball: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7:00 am
The Line: Taiyuan Textile +25 -- Over/Under: 152.5
Cathay Life and Taiyuan Textile meet Thursday morning in Taiwan WSBL basketball action.
Cathay Life look to keep the ball rolling while building on their five-game winning streak. 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.
Taiyuan Textile look for a statement victory here after splitting their last four games. Taiyuan Textile 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.
These clubs met a few days ago and Cathay Life won by 38 points, outscoring Taiyuan Textile in all four quarters. Cathay Life had a 10-point lead at half-time and went on to outscore Taiyuan Textile by 17 points alone in the third quarter.
Taiyuan Textile has shown fight at times over the last couple of weeks and has been an offensive machine as of late, which includes a comfortable victory yesterday over Chunghua Telecom where they scored 83 points. Taiyuan Textile is capable of fireworks and giving teams a scare when they're shooting well from the field. The problem is Cathay Life has been the most consistent team up to this point and has done nothing but blow teams out in these victories. There's been nothing close when Cathay Life shows up, and we're starting to find the trends in this league in that there's a serious gap between some of these teams.
With that said, I almost have no choice but to side with Cathay Life in another beatdown.