Both Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers are coming off losses in their previous games in NBL 2019-20. While Perth was comprehensively thumped by Sydney 85:104, Adelaide lost to Melbourne United 90:109.
At the end of Round 6, Perth is still well placed at number 3 on the points table with 6 wins and 3 losses. The Adelaide 36ers, meanwhile, are standing 6th on the table, managing only 3 wins with 4 losses.
Thus, we have an interesting clash to kick-start Round 7 of NBL 2019-20 when Adelaide 36ers host the Perth Wildcats at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 15. This will be the first match between the two teams in the 2019-20 season.
The two teams haven’t met this season but Perth has shown better form than the 36ers. They have won 3 of their last 5 games and have some decent players in the ranks. Their performance in the last game against Sydney Kings would be worrying them, though.
Bryce Cotton (18.25 PPG), has been their star performer and would be eager to continue his form in the match. Guard Terrico White and forward Nicholas Kay would also play key roles. Mitchell Norton had a good game against Sydney and be someone who makes a huge impact on this game.
The one sign of worry for the Wildcats is that their Points Per Game this season is 89.56. While Adelaide 36ers are averaging 94.29 per game.
The 36ers, though, are having a poor run and have now lost 3 games in a row. They would need something special against Perth to break this three-loss streak.
Daniel Johnson, who has a Points Per Game (PPG) of 19.83 this season has been their standout performer and Adelaide would depend on him to come good in this match. Guards Jerome Randle and Ramone Moore are the other ones to watch out for. Daniel Dillon had a good game against Melbourne and the team would hope for him to extend his form.
Match Betting Tips – Adelaide 36ers vs Perth Wildcats
In NBL 2018/2019, Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers clashed four times against each other with Perth winning thrice. In NBL history, however, there have been 23 games between these two sides with Adelaide winning 13 matches and Perth winning 8.
While Adelaide will certainly have the home advantage, their recent form is a big cause of concern. Their scoring has been very good. But they have been found wanting in guarding.
Perth has had quite a good season. The slip in the last game should not be a major concern as they have enough arsenals in their tanks to overcome it.
This should be a close contest with the total points scored in the game ranging between 200-210.
Perth Wildcats, despite having a lower Points Per Game than Adelaide 36ers and despite being the visiting side will have the edge. The 36ers have really slipped and are looking out of rhythm. Perth should hence be backed for winning this contest.