Match Details: Sunday, January, 5th, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 06:00 UTC
On paper this should be a one-sided contest as 2nd placed Perth Wildcats clash with 8th placed Brisbane Bullets. However, both these teams have shown that they can take down any team on their day.
Both these teams had clashed twice this season, with both securing a victory each. The last time the Bullets hosted the Wildcats in this season, they registered a comprehensive 87:78 win. It will be interesting to see how things turn out when they host them again in Round 14.
Brisbane Bullets Match Form
The Bullets had a fantastic 102:96 on the road win against Melbourne United in their last game in Round 13. Lamar Patterson’s sensational 35-point play was the highlight of the game for the Bullets. Another player who stood out was Nathan Sobey with 24 points.
With two of their biggest stars in form, and captain Jason Cadee scoring regularly as well, the Bullets would have loved to begin Round 14 on a high. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as they lost 89:91 against Cairns on the road in the very first match of the new round. Patterson and Sobey were again the high scorers of the game along with Ej Singler. However, if the Bullets want to progress they would need some contributions from the likes of Matthew Hodgson and Cameron Gliddon.
Perth Wildcats Match Form
Perth is coming off a disappointing 97:100 loss on the road against Adelaide. They have now lost 2 of their 3 games and the inconsistency would be bothering the squad a little.
That being said, Perth is still one of the best teams of the season and already have 13 wins in their kitty. Even in the loss in the game against Adelaide, they would be happy with the performance of Terrico White (23 points) and Bryce Cotton (22 points). Mitchell Norton has been in good scoring form as well along with Clint Steindl. Captain Jesse Wagstaff, who hasn’t scored big in a while now, needs to get his act together, though.
Brisbane Bullets vs Perth Wildcats Betting Tips
Perth has a solid base and at home they would certainly begin as favorites against a team like Brisbane. Moreover, the Wildcats have won 3 of their last 5 games against Brisbane and have done quite well in away games in the last 12 months. They would be coming to this game after having some good rest and would be rejuvenated.
The Bullets have a good side, undoubtedly, and have the ability to run the Wildcats close as they have already shown this season. However, their inconsistency is the reason they are languishing at the bottom half of the points table and hence can’t be trusted. The overall form of the season, core strength and home-court advantage makes us back Perth Wildcats as the winners of this game.