Sydney Kings vs Cairns Taipans Prediction
The Sydney Kings host Cairns at Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday aiming to win this game in order to secure the chance for a top-two spot. Sydney kings come into this game after a thrilling overtime defeat over Perth Wildcats 86-95 at RAC Arena on Sunday. The club are on a good run of form throughout the season but played extremely poor basketball at home. Kings once lost their place in the top four of the NBL ladder, but after defeating the Brisbane Bullets and NZ Breakers, they sit in third place in the league table.
Cairns Taipans dented the Melbourne United’s chances of claiming top spot on the NBL table following a dramatic 87-85 win at home. Still, the Taipans sits last in the league table having won just six games this season.
The Kings have won all three head to head meetings with the Cairns so far in the competition.
Cairns Taipans will come in with plenty of confidence after their win over Melbourne United and the club are undoubtedly a dangerous side on their day, but considering the past performances and scoring abilities we predict Sydney Kings will register a simple victory here. Also, the total points expected in the 1st quarter will be Over 43.5.
Sydney Kings vs Cairns Taipans Prediction: Total Points 1st quarter: Over 43.5 @ 1.82 at Pinnacle Sports.
Brisbane Bullets vs New Zealand Breakers Prediction
Brisbane Bullets face New Zealand Breakers on Saturday night at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Brisbane). The Bullets must now beat the New Zealand Breakers in the final round of the season in order to sneak into fourth position with the superior percentage. The club are in bad shape for the last few weeks winning just one game of their last five games with a record of 13:14 in the competition. Meanwhile, New Zealand Breakers are out of the top-four spot in the league, but the team will be desperate to end the season on a winning note. The club will come in with plenty of confidence after smashing the Illawarra Hawks 130-96 last game.
New Zealand Breakers have trumped Bullets two of the three meetings this season. Breakers defeated Bullets with a score of 109-96 and 85-84 this season, and face a defeat 73-86 in the league. The outcome of this match is difficult to predict as Breakers are in outstanding form for the last two games, while Bullets can’t afford to lose this game in the competition. Considering the past performances and scoring abilities, we expect a very tight game and low scoring match here so you can place your bets on Total Points- Under 190.
Brisbane Bullets vs New Zealand Breakers Prediction: Total Points- Under 190 @ 1.82 at Betfair Sports.