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PBA, Philippine Cup • Philippine Cup Day 1
07/31/21 04:30 AM
Bolts
Bolts
89 - 80
Finished
Alaska Aces
Alaska Aces

Tip Bolts - Alaska Aces

Bolts Alaska Aces Prediction published on July 29, 2021 at 11:35 PM - modifiedat July 30, 2021 at 5:16 PM

The Meralco Bolts are third in the Philippines Cup table and take on the Alaska Aces who are in sixth position. The Bolts have won three of their four matches but are behind leaders Magnolia Hotshots (4-0) and TNT KaTropa in second who have only played two matches but won them both. Meralco's only loss so far has come against the wonderfully named Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. That was in their third match of this tournament, losing by 13 points, not what was expected when winning the first quarter by five points but the next two were lost by 18. The Bolts bounced back to form with a 91-80 win over Phoenix Fuelmasters. They won the first half by 16 points and their opponents never looked like substantially closing the gap.

Alaska Aces are 2-2 for the tournament but have lost two of their last three matches. They got off to a good start with a win over Blackwater Elite but those opponents are now bottom with all four games lost. It got tougher for the Aces as they suffered consecutive losses to current leaders the Magnolia Hotshots and then the Phoenix Fuelmasters, who recently lost to the Bolts and have only won that match so far. Their fourth match was a must win one and they got back into winning ways with a 74-48 victory over the Painters winning all four quarters. It's an important game for both teams, go for the Bolts to get the win.

Key points Bolts - Alaska Aces

key points iconThe Bolts have won three of their four games.

key points iconThe Aces have lost two of their last three.

key points iconThe Aces lost to Phoenix who have only two teams below them in the table.

Conclusion Bolts - Alaska Aces

A win for the Bolts will see them go to 4-1 for this tournament. They are pushing the top two hard and bounced back ell in their last match after suffering their only defeat in their previous match. The Aces are 2-2 for the season and battling for consistency. A win would strengthen their play-off hopes, a loss would seriously damage them. Back the more consistent Bolts to win this match.

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