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PBA, Philippine Cup, Playoffs
11/22/20 03:00 AM
TNT KaTropa
TNT KaTropa
89 - 92
Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters
Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters

Tip TNT KaTropa - Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco Bolts are levelled at 1-1 after the first two matches of the semis-finals of the 2020 PBA Philippines Cup making it a mouth-watering third match to look forward to. Ginebra won the first match of the series 96-79, but Meralco returned the favour immediately with a 95-77 win in the second match.

An interesting point about the two games is that the margin of victories is high, but the matches have been very close. 17 points and 18 points winning margins speak about one-sided matches, but the two matches we have had so far were anything but that. In their Game 1 win, Ginebra were quicker to the ball and dominated the battle of rebounds. That game saw Ginebra aggregate 53 rebounds including 17 offensive rebounds, while Meralco only aggregated 36 rebounds. Game 2 saw Meralco take charge with 53 rebounds of their own while limiting Ginebra to 44 rebounds.

The shooting percentage also came down for Ginebra, who missed out 48 out of their 75 attempts for a lowly 36% shooting rate. Ginebra will be banking heavily on the trio of Stanley Pringle, Japeth Aguilar, and Scottie Thompson with the three combining for nearly half of Ginebra’s scores in the series. Meralco, on the other hand, have eight players averaging seven points per game with their top-scorer Chris Newsome averaging just 14.5 points.

Key points TNT KaTropa - Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters

  • Barangay have won five of the last six head-to-head matches.

  • Meralco have won seven of their last nine matches.

  • The total points in the first two matches of this semis is 175 and 172 respectively.

Conclusion TNT KaTropa - Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco Bolts are tied 1-1 in the series and both know that winning Game 3 is going to be massive in winning the best-of-five series. It could be all down to which side will execute their plans better on the day of the game. We are backing this game on the points front and are backing this to produce under 178 points.

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TNT KaTropa Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters Prediction published on November 21, 2020

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