In the 3rd round of action of the winners stage of the Puerto Rican Basketball League (BSL or Baloncesto Superior Nacional), two teams with identical records are clashing when Vaqueros de Bayamon (1-1) are hosting Leones De Ponce (1-1). The game takes place at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in the city of Bayamon on Friday, August 10th 2018.
Date/Time: 08-10-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Vaqueros de Bayamon -7
Vaqueros de Bayamon have a 1-1 record so far in the winner’s stage and are currently tied with three more teams in the second place of the league table. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Santeros with a 94-88 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 15.9 ppg and 7.1 boards per game, while Devin Williams adds 13.6 ppg and a team high 8.8 boards per game.
Leones De Ponce also have a 1-1 record so far in the winner’s stage and are currently tied with three more teams in the second place of the league table. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against Arecibo with a 103-91 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 16.6 ppg and 4.1 boards, while Peter Ramos adds 9.8 ppg and 6.6 boards per game.
Bayamon leads Ponce 3-2 wins so far this season with each team having won at home. Bayamon have won three time at home by 7, 6 and 13 points. Bayamon are 16-3 at home so far this season, while Ponce are 5-14 on the road. Bayamon have the best offense in the league with 93.5 ppg to Ponce’s third-best of 87.5, while Ponce have the second-best defense, allowing 86.8 ppg to Bayamon’s 88.3. Bayamon have better percentages both in 2-pointers (55% to 53.7%) and in 3-pointers (39.7% to 35.9%). They are also better in rebounding (36.1 to 34) and in assists made (21.8 to 20.3), while Ponce are better in turnovers committed (11.2 to 12.6). Bayamon are the absolute favorite for the win and Vegas odds give them a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds and remain perfect at home against Ponce this season.
Leones de Ponce vs Vaqueros de Bayamon Prediction: Vaqueros de Bayamon -7 (-121)
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