Bonanza Basketball Club will be looking to keep the momentum going when they hit the road for an away game at Boaco Basketball Club on Saturday morning (IST). Bonanza are certainly on the right path as they have recorded some precious wins in the last two weeks or so. They have won three times in the last four games alone, doubling their wins in that period. That’s a very good return for them, and now they find themselves within touching distance of the playoff position. As things stand, they are 15th on the points table, with six wins and five defeats from 11 matches. But more importantly, they have played fewer games than the teams surrounding them, something which makes their case for the playoffs even more credible. But by no means, they are secure and can take a moment to respite, for they still have a lot to catch, and winning games is the only way to move towards the intended targets.
As far as the hosts are concerned, they are out of comfort zones, long way away from their intended targets. They can see the bottom with more clarity than the teams currently occupying the playoff spots. But they are still in the race to qualify for the postseason and all they need is to win more games than their opponents. As simple as that. That said, they are out-of-form and looks like they have to play out of their skin to turn the tide. They are 16th heading into his match and have played a game more than their next opponent.
When: April 25, @ 05:30 AM
Where: Beijing, Wukesong Sport Arena
Bonanza have no injury problems ahead of this match.
Boaco Basketball Club may make a few changes on their roster as they bid to return to winning ways.
Bonanza expected squad:
Norvin Mairena, Aniel Hernandez, Julio Gonzalez, Jairo Pineda, Calixto Lopez Herrera, William Talavera, Jose Macurbia Cristy, Gianny Mejia Bustillo, Rene Toruno, Cristian Garzon Carcache, Richard Mairena, Nelson Jimenez, Eugenio Rattrey, Gerson Vasquez Quijand
Boaco expected Squad:
Randall Hulse, Ruel Hunter Pablo, Elder Allen, Jimmy Coronado, Michael Simmonette, Lorenzo Allem, Hollman Willams Sevilla, Bryan Oporta, Cristofer Rivera, Axel Gonzalez, Gerald Hernandez, Alejandro Gutierrez, Luis Miranda, Norvin Luna Fadilla
Bonanza Starting 5: Aniel Hernandez, Norvin Mairena, Julio Gonzalez, Gianny Mejia Bustillo, Jose Macurbia Cristy
Boaco Starting 5: Randall Hulse, Axel Gonzalez, Ruel Hunter Pablo, Jimmy Coronado, Elder Allen
Bonanza Fantasy picks: Julio Gonzalez, Norvin Mairena, Aniel Hernandez
Boaco fantasy picks: Randall Hulse, Ruel Hunter Pablo
Basketball Club Boaco are the hosts but this is the only thing favouring them ahead of this match. They are short of confidence and lack momentum these days. Moreover, they know this is by far one of the most important games for them, for it comes against a direct opponent, with a lose carrying double the impact.
But Bonanza Basketball Club have the form and momentum to go into any game these days with the thought of winning the match and that should be the case for this match as well. They will start the match as the favourite to win the match.