ASEAN Basketball League Preview and Prediction

Macau Black Bears vs Mono Vampire Prediction

The Macau Black Bears (12-10) hosts Mono Vampire (8-14) on Wednesday at the University of Macau Sports Complex, with Macau Black Bears aiming to win this game in order to maintain the top-four spot to head into the ABL playoffs and Mono Vampire hoping to continue their new found form in the League. Both teams have already met this season, which ended in Macau Black Bears Victory 100-106 at full time.

A depleted Macau Black Bears heads to this game after running out of steam in the final period as it absorbed a 101 – 96 defeat to San Miguel Alab Pilipinas last Friday in the 2019 ASEAN Basketball League at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan special thanks to Alab’s Peter John Ramos who led the way with double-double 29 points and 13 rebound. The club sits fourth in the league table with a 2-3 record in their last 5 games and a 8-2 mark at home.

Mono Vampire are in excellent form for the past few weeks and heads to this game with a two-game wining streak, beating the Saigon Heat, 89-83 last game. The club fights back from brink of defeat to stun Saigon Heat thanks to Mike Singletary and Romeo Travis combined for 38 points, 20 rebounds, 20 assists, and 10 steals. The club are placed eighth in the ABL Ladder with a record of 3-2 in their last five games and a 2-8 away record.

The Macau Black Bears have averaged 88 points per game and allowed 88.25 points per game, while Mono Vampire are decent in scoring offense with 85 points per game and allowed 74 points per contest of their last four games in the ABL tournament. Considering their past performances and scoring abilities, we expect a low scoring match here.

Macau Black Bears vs Mono Vampire Prediction: Total Points: Under 192.5 @ 1.72 at 888 Sports

CLS Knights Indonesia vs Saigon Heat Prediction

The CLS Knights Indonesia (13-11) will take on Saigon Heat (12-11) on Wednesday at the GOR Basket Kartajaya in Indonesia, hoping to continue their two-game winning streak in the tournament. Both teams have already qualified to the next round, but the clubs are aiming to make to the Final Four for the ABL Playoffs.

The CLS Knights won a thriller in overtime against the Singapore Slingers at the OCBC Arena last weekend. Despite a 15 point advantage for Knights, the Slingers tied the game at 88-88 and forced overtime but could not maintain their momentum against Knights Indonesia and lost the game. Knights’ Douglas Herring was instrumental in picking up the win over their rivals with 36 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals.

The Saigon Heat enters to this contest after losing game to Westports Malaysia Dragons 80-76 at the MABA Stadium in the ASEAN Basketball League on Sunday. Dragons made a confident start in the game with the help of Chris Eversley, Nnanna Egwu, and Winston Shepard in the first quarter taking 26-16 lead, followed by good comeback by Heat narrowing the gap to 37-35 in the second quarter while maintained their drive in the third quarter with a lead of 59-54, and then Dragons fought back strongly in the final quarter to win 76-74.

Both teams are in decent form this season with Knights placed fifth in the league table with 9-3 record at home and Heat sits sixth in the ABL standings with 4-8 away record. Both teams will be desperate to win this game, so we expect an attacking game so place your bets on Total Points.

CLS Knights Indonesia vs Saigon Heat Prediction: Total Points: Over 163 @ 1.73 at Betfair Sports

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