Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers will be facing off in this crucial game of Round 9 after having a nice and well-earned break.
Perth Wildcats are currently placed 2nd on the points table with 8 wins and 4 losses. However, they have not been impressive in their last few games. The 91:84 loss to Cairns in their last game would have served as a jolt to the team and the Wildcats would be happy to be back at home to play against a team they have enjoyed a good record.
Adelaide 36ers have been good in patches this season while at times they have not been too convincing. They won their last game against New Zealand Breakers comfortably by a margin of 117:100 and would be flying high on confidence. However, it must also not be forgotten that they have lost 3 of their last 5 games.
The two teams had met earlier in the season and Perth had registered a 99:95 victory on the road. As the two teams face-off again, we can thus expect an interesting contest.
Perth Wildcats have had some good performers this season but their standout star has been Bryce Cotton. The shooting guard has a PPG of 20.33 and Perth would be banking on him to do all the heavy lifting in this game. Terrico White (15.55 PPG), Nicholas Kay and Dario Hunt would also need to step it up in this game. Clint Steindl, who scored 17 points in the loss against the Taipans, will hope to repeat the performance in this match.
Meanwhile, Adelaide 36ers will be quietly confident of their chances after brushing apart New Zealand Breakers in their last game. Jerome Randle (18.73 PPG) has been the team’s consistent performer this season and the 36ers will again look at him to deliver the goods. Eric Griffin, who was the highest scorer for the team in their victory against the Breakers with 24 points, and might prove to be a game-changer in this contest. Another player worth keeping an eye on would be forward Daniel Johnson (16.64 PPG) who has looked terrific whenever he has been in rhythm.
Perth Wildcats VS Adelaide 36ers Betting Tips
Perth Wildcats haven’t lost back-to-back-games since December 2019. So despite a loss in their last game, Trevor Gleeson’s team will start as favorites for this clash against the Adelaide 36ers.
In the last three games between these two sides, Perth has won all of them. Furthermore, they will be playing at home and will certainly relish the home-court advantage.
Hence, despite their not-so-great-run of form of late, back the Perth Wildcats to be the winners of this clash. This should be a close but high-scoring contest with the total points scored ranging between 200-210.