PBA Commissioner’s Cup Predictions, Picks & Preview – Hotshots vs Bolts
We have PBA Commissioner’s Cup Predictions, Picks & Preview for the Philippines Basketball Association game between Magnolia Hotshots vs Meralco Bolts on Saturday, July 29.
The season is heating up now, and the Bolts are lingering towards the bottom end of the league standings, while the Hotshots are showcasing some of the finest basketball in the league.
Can anybody stop the Hotshots fine form, and what kind of challenge do the Bolts pose for the in-form side?
Bettors can find the best PBA Commissioner’s Cup odds at Pinnacle, which is accepting players from Philippines and around the world.
With no NBA action on until October, the PBA League is well worth watching as there’s plenty of NBA-level talent on the court.
Magnolia Hotshots Form
While the Hotshots come into the game in sparkling form, last time out, they flattered to deceive throughout large portions of the game. They eventually were able to squeeze past the lowly ranked Phoenix Fuel Masters 98-96, but it wasn’t a pretty showing for their fans.
They made hard work of their opponents and continuously gave them opportunities to go back into the game. The Hotshots didn’t show their class throughout the game, and their lack of quality gave the Phoenix a chance to snatch the win.
Ultimately, however, they were able to hang on for the win. But, they will have to provide a much better showing against the Bolts.
Paul Lee and James Farr led the Hotshots with 27 and 26 points respectively. But, if the Phoenix could have matched the efforts of their leading scorer, then the result would have been a different one.
Richard Powell recorded an impressive 36 points in the defeat for the Pulse. Meanwhile, there were double-digit returns from Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon.
Their two losses this season so far have been narrow ones which means the Bolts will have to be on their toes and take their opportunities when they come; because this Hotshots side will give them a handful of chances throughout the game.
Meralco Bolts Form
Meanwhile, the Bolts will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing outing of their own against the NLEX Road Warriors. They had been the favourites in the betting to get the win over the team at the bottom of the standings, however, on the night they didn’t deserve to win and let the Road Warriors off the hook for their first win of the season so far.
It was an embarrassing evening for the Bolts, and the 100-91 defeat was just what they deserved out of the game.
Tony Mitchell led NLEX with 32 points, and that was double what the leading points scorer from the Bolts could manage on that fateful evening. Gani Lawal could only manage 15 points, and four other players managed double-digit finishes.
Nico Salva and Chris Newsome managed 14 points each, while Baser Amer and KG Canaleta managed 13 and ten respectively.
PBA Commissioner’s Cup Predictions – Hotshots vs Bolts
Our PBA Commissioner’s Cup Predictions & Picks sees the Hotshots holding steady against the Bolts.
It will be a difficult ask for the Bolts to beat the Hotshots, but they have a chance based on the recent performances that the two teams have put in.
While the Bolts share the points out well; none of them are getting the totals that are needed to truly test a team at the top of the standings.
For that reason, it looks like the Hotshots will shade the win, but it will be a close call, and they will ride their luck once again.
PBA Commissioner’s Cup Predictions: Magnolia Hotshots @ Pinnacle
Where to bet on the PBA Commissioner’s Cup
Not every bookmaker offer PBA Commissioner’s Cup odds. We suggest heading to either Pinnacle or BetOnline, which both advertise PBA odds.
On occasion, bettors have to wait until a few hours before the game starts for PBA Commissioner’s Cup markets to release.
Pinnacle and BetOnline post PBA odds and they also offer great value for all basketball betting markets around the world.