San Salvador vs. Santa Ana Prediction, Tips & Odds – Mar. 24, 2022
For upcoming Thursday night, we are bringing you our maiden betting pick from Salvadorean basketball. Liga Mayor de Baloncesto or Liga Superior is a modest semi-pro league split into two separate seasons – Apertura and Clausura. Currently, we are amidst the spring/summer Apertura season which has just recently started.
One of the best teams in the league and also last year´s Clausura winners San Salvador expectedly started off the new season strong. They are one of the teams that have a bit more money to spend which they used to put together a very strong side. Led by their American center Marc Montavious and two more Latin imports they suffered only one defeat so far and won three games which has them sitting right next to the top position.
Last season they had the privilege of having one of the best Latin players Bernardo Polanco who was the main reason they won the title. Believe it or not, he was averaging over 40 points per game so it´s not surprising he needed a higher level and he found it in the Chilean league where he signed for a fully professional team Puerto Varas. Without him they should stil be able to compete for the title but they are much more vulnerable compared to last season.
Tonight they will be challenged by a very solid Santa Ana side who are also one of the teams with better sponsors and a bit more money to spend. They used their sponsors to bring in a high-quality American import and also two fully professional centers from Panama – brothers Daniel and Jonathan King.
In this kind of a league having stability in your frontcourt is essential so they should be able to squeeze themselves into the title fight after a bit of a slow start. They opened the season with two losses against two of the best teams in the league along with their today´s opponents, Brujos and Santa Tecla. They got going in the last two rounds beating Santiagueno and most recently Fantasmas so we think the time is right for them to put up a real fight against one of the title contenders.
San Salvador vs Santa Ana Prediction
In this game San Salvador won´t have the height advantage they have been enjoying so far in almost all of their games. A very stable and tall Santa Ana team visits them with the hope of keeping the game alive and possibly even pushing them to the end.
Pick: Handicap Santa Ana (+13.5)
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