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Phoenix Fuelmasters vs. Magnolia Hotshots Prediction, Tips & Odds – Nov. 12, 2022 11:45CET
The Magnolia Hotshots will try to cling on to the top spot when they face off against the Phoenix Fuelmasters at the Ynares Center this Saturday.
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Phoenix Fuelmasters Team News
Three days ago the hot streak of the Fuelmasters finally came to an end as the FiberXers took them down in a epic shootout. Even though Phoenix take pride in their defense, they simply had no answers for the high-flying Converge conceding a season-high of 132 points.
Today they square off against a team with a completely different mindset similar to theirs, which should suit them more. The Fuelmasters thrive against half-court teams in low-scoring games, which produced their recent 5-game winning streak. Today´s clash should be entirely different compared to their last game, so we are expecting a very tight and defensive dogfight.
Magnolia Hotshots Team News
With the exception of their lone defeat in the tournament against the Ginebra Kings, the Magnolia Hotshots have been playing at the top of their game. They should have actually won that game, but in one of the most amazing comebacks of the Commissioner´s Cup so far, Ginebra turned around a double-digit deficit and won the game with an incredible 30-14 fourth quarter onslaught.
In the following round the Hotshots had an ideal opponent to heal their wounds and fully took advantage of Blackwater´s struggles by grinding out a convincing 91:69 win. They also rediscovered their defensive identity just in time for today´s big clash against one of the better defensive teams in the league.
Phoenix Fuelmasters vs. Magnolia Hotshots Prediction
The bookmakers are giving the league leaders a clear 8-point advantage, which is a good estimate of the quality difference between the teams. The spread doesn´t look very appealing for betting, but the Total Under seems like the right thing to go for.
The Fuelmasters concede 96 ppg, while the Hotshots only allow 94 ppg. When we take the importance of today´s game into consideration, we think the total should be lower and closer to 190 points.
Kick-off time: Saturday, 12.11.2022 11:45 CET
Prediction: Total Under 196.5