MANILA, Philippines – If their past five games is to be the basis on their chances in prevailing in their game tonight, the odds are “almost even” between host Caloocan Victory Liner and guest Iloilo United Royals in the MPBL Lakan Conference.
“Almost even” in a way that both teams are going into their 8:45 p.m. match, the main-header of a three-game bill, brandishing with similar 4-1 win-loss records, respectively, in their previous five outings.
Aside from that, the Supremos’ and Royals’ overall standings are relatively aligned with the Victory Liner Busmen holding an impressive 14-9 card even as the Royals have a 13-8 overall win-loss record.
Crowd factor, however, could be the unspoken edge the Victory Liner Busmen hold against the Royals although Caloocan coach John Kalos preferred not no give any comment, super busy perhaps manning the team’s promotional drive on their first home game.
The Supremos are actually on the prowl for their fourth straight winning streak even as Iloilo is coming in looking to extend a four-game win streak.
This afternoon’s MPBL three-game bill opener at the Caloocan Sports Complex pits the Mindoro Tamaraws and Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines.
This will be followed by the Navotas Uni-Pak Sardines and Muntinlupa Cagers match at 6:45 p.m. before Caloocan tests the mettle of guest Iloilo.
In its previous five games, Caloocan prevailed over Manila Star, 72-65; lost to Pampanga Giant Lanterns, 70-76; atoned for that loss off Marikina Shoemasters, 76-74; and again over Valenzuela Cargo Backload Solutions, 76-65; and most recently, via a squeaker, 97-96, over Navotas Uni-Pak Sardines.
On the other hand, Iloilo lost it first, 71-78, with Makati Super Crunch; before romping off with four straight wins over Navotas, 72-67; Bacolod, 89-81; Pasig, 79-65; and lately, Imus Bandera, 73-69. (IAMIGO/CNS)