Posted: 12/7/2012 1:17:02 AM
Big game for Barako Bulls looking to force a playoff match with Ai21 against a Rain or Shine squad on a 2 game slide. Barako Bulls if off a big win over crowd darling Ginebra. They have the overall size to go up against the bruising big men of Rain or Shine. Rain or Shine can probably get a twice to beat advantage if they win and SMC loses two in a row. I think motivation for both teams is there. The side play is a toss up. 6-points is a bit too many but Barako is only 4-9 ATS to RoS' 8-5. Total is a toss up but the UNDER has been hitting more lately.
In GP-SMC's first game, Global Port was in control for majority of the game only to lose by 4. They covered the 6.5 and total went under 183.5. Global Port gave up in the 3rd quarter of the game against Air21 and they look like they are experimenting. SMC is trying to regain consistency after almost giving up to ROS and being pushed by Air21 the game prior. It's really hard to cap GP games but one thing is certain here. SMC will play their brand of defense and I think that will be the difference here.