Tipitapa vs. Leon - 5/16/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tipitapa vs. Leon - 5/16/20 Torneo Carlos Ulloa Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Leon at Tipitapa

Nicaraguan Basketball: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Line: Tipitapa -- Over/Under:

Leon and Tipitapa meet Saturday night in Torneo Carlos Ulloa Nicaraguan basketball action.

Leon could use a feel good victory here after losing four of their last five 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.

Tipitapa look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. Tipitapa is averaging 84.6 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 50.1 percent shooting. Harold Barberena is averaging 26 points, 3.1 steals and 3.2 assists while Roberto Rocha is averaging 10.8 rebounds, 3.9 turnovers and 0.8 blocks. Tipitapa is shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. Tipitapa is allowing 24.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.

There's no match history between these two teams.

Leon is a team that's impossible to get behind in their current form, as they've not only lost four of their last five games, but they've been outscored by an average of 74.5 points in their last two games. Leon is in as bad of shape as a team can possibly get and their effort lately defensively has been completely nonexistent. Tipitapa has been consistent at both ends of the floor during this winning stretch where they've won six of their last eight games and the offense is coming off a performance against Nandaime where they scored 101 points and won by 42 points. Tipitapa is easily playing some of the best basketball right now in the league. 

Give me Tipitapa, and I'll lay whatever line that's rebased, as backing Leon isn't an option right now. 

 

Randy’s Pick Tipitapa

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.