Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans
Melbourne United face Cairns Taipans at Melbourne Arena on Thursday night. Melbourne United are placed second of the NBL ladder after beating Adelaide 36ers 89-87 in Adelaide on Sunday. The reigning champion will be desperate to win this game in order to remain second in the league table with one more game to go against Perth Wildcats. Meanwhile, the Cairns Taipans have performed so badly in the NBL that they are currently sitting last in the league table having won just five games this season, but they have played Melbourne closely in their three previous meetings. Also, the club will come in with plenty of confidence after their win over Brisbane Bullets.
The Melbourne have won all three head to head meetings with the Cairns so far in the competition.
Cairns Taipans are undoubtedly a dangerous side on their day, but considering the past performances and scoring abilities we predict Melbourne United will register a simple victory here. Also, the total points expected in this match will be Over 175.
Total Points- Over 175.5 @ 1.72 at Betfair Sports
Perth Wildcats vs Adelaide 36ers
Perth Wildcats face Adelaide 36ers at RAC Arena on Friday night. Perth Wildcats heads into this contest in the final round on top of the league table after had a thrilling overtime win over Sydney Kings 95-86 at RAC Arena on Sunday. The win marked Perth’s largest comeback of the season as it won its fifth consecutive game to improve to 17-9 on the season. Meanwhile, Adelaide had their two games winning streak come to an end when they lost 87-89 to Melbourne United. The club will be desperate to beat Perth on Friday night to stop Brisbane from knocking them out of fourth spot.
Perth Wildcats have trumped Adelaide two of the three meetings this season. Perth defeated Adelaide with a score of 100-81 and 99-91 this season, and then face a defeat 97-84 at Perth Arena. The outcome of this match is difficult to predict as Perth Wildcats are in outstanding form, while Adelaide can’t afford to lose this game in the competition. Considering the past performances and scoring abilities, we expect a very tight game and high scoring match here so you can place your bets on Total Points- Over 179.5.
Total Points- Over 179.5 @ 1.74 at Pinnacle Sports