In the 28th round of action of the Puerto Rican Basketball League (BSL or Baloncesto Superior Nacional), the team with the best record currently in the league, Vaqueros de Bayamon (19-8), are hosting the sixth in the league Leones De Ponce (11-15). The game takes place at the Juan Pachín Vicéns Auditorium Arena in the city of Ponce on Tuesday, July 10th 2018.
Date/Time: 07-10-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Leones De Ponce +2.5
Leones De Ponce have an 11-15 record so far this season and currently sit in the 6th place of the league table. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against San German with a 90-85 score. They are led in scoring by Mike Young with 20.1 ppg, adding 5.3 boards per game. He is followed by A.D. Vassalo with 16.4 ppg and 3.8 boards, while Peter Ramos adds 8.6 ppg.
Vaqueros de Bayamon have a 19-8 record so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the league table. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Santeros in overtime with a 93-86 score. They are led in scoring by Ricky Ledo with 17.9 ppg, 5.2 boards and 4.1 dimes per game. He is followed by Ismael Romero with 16 ppg and 7 boards per game, while Devin Williams adds 13.6 ppg and a team high 8.8 boards per game.
Bayamon lead Ponce 3-1 wins so far this season with each team having won at home. The previous game in Ponce ended with an 88-82 score for the home team. Ponce have a 7-5 home record so far this season, while Bayamon are 6-6 on the road. Those two squads are the best in the league offensively, with Bayamon scoring a league-best 94.7 ppg while Ponce follow second with 86.7. Ponce are slightly better defensively, allowing a third-worse of 87 ppg to Bayamon’s second-worse of 87.6. Bayamon have the best percentages in the league both in field goals (50.5% to 47.1%) and in 3-pointers (41.5% to 36.3%). They are also better in rebounding (36.1 to 33.5) and in assists made (22.3 to 19.9), while Ponce commit fewer turnovers (10.8 to 12.5). Bayamon have dropped two straight and have not won in Ponce this season. Vegas odds give them a -2.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick Ponce for another home victory.
Vaqueros de Bayamon vs Leones De Ponce Prediction: Leones De Ponce +2.5 (-119)
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