In the 6th round of action of the winners stage of the Puerto Rican Basketball League (BSL or Baloncesto Superior Nacional), two teams tied in the first place of the league table are clashing, when Capitanes de Arecibo (3-2) are hosting Vaqueros de Bayamon (3-2). The game takes place at the Manuel Iguina Coliseum Arena in the city of Arecibo on Wednesday, August 15th 2018.
Date/Time: 08-15-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Capitanes de Arecibo -4
Capitanes de Arecibo have a 3-2 record so far in the winners stage and are currently tied with two more teams in the first place of the league table. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against Quebradillas with a 103-96 score. They are led in scoring by David Huertas with 14.3 ppg. He also adds 4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, while Guillermo Diaz follows with 9.2 ppg.
Vaqueros de Bayamon also have a 3-2 record so far in the winner’s stage and are currently tied with two more teams in the first place of the league table. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against Fajardo with a 103-83 score. They are led in scoring by Ricky Ledo with 17.8 ppg, 5.2 boards and 4.1 dimes per game. He is followed by Ismael Romero with 15.8 ppg and 6.9 boards per game, while Devin Williams adds 13.6 ppg and a team high 8.8 boards per game.
This will be the 6th meeting between those two teams so far this season, with Arecibo leading 3-2 wins and having a perfect 2-0 at home. Arecibo are 19-2 at home this season, while Bayamon are 9-11 on the road. Bayamon have the best offense in the league with 93.6 ppg and Arecibo follow second with 88.4. Arecibo have the best defense in the league, allowing 86 to Bayamon’s second-worse of 88.5. Bayamon have better percentages both in 2-pointers (54.6% to 53.8%) and in 3-pointers (40% to 35.5%). They are also better in rebounding (36.3 to 34.4) and in assists made (21.8 to 17.8), while both teams commit almost the same number of turnovers (12 and 12.3). Arecibo have been perfect at home against Bayamon and Vegas odds give them a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another home victory.
Vaqueros de Bayamon vs Capitanes de Arecibo Prediction: Capitanes de Arecibo -4 (-119)
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