Illawarra Hawks vs Perth Wildcats Betting Tips
Match Details: FRIDAY, JANUARY, 10, WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, 7:30PM
Illawarra Hawks will get one more chance at resurrecting their sagging NBL season when they host Perth Wildcats. While Perth is coming two back-to-back losses, they are still the 2nd placed team in the standings and won’t be easy to take down. The Hawks haven’t been able to move up from the 9th place and despite that shock win against Sydney in Round 14 they were back to their old ways in Round 15 and were crushed 104:91 by Melbourne United at home and then by Adelaide 36ers on the road last game.
Perth too would be a little concerned as they have now lost 3 of their last 5 games. They were beaten 85:97 by Bullets on the road in their last game and would be eager to get back on track with a relatively easier game against the Hawks.
The Wildcats and the Hawks have met twice this season and on both occasions, Perth registered comfortable wins. Expect Perth Wildcats to secure another win in this game as they are too strong against an erratic Hawks side.
Adelaide 36ers vs Melbourne United Prediction
Match Details: SATURDAY, JANUARY, 11, ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, 8PM
Another one-sided game is on the cards as 7th placed Adelaide 36ers host 3rd placed Melbourne United.
Adelaide came back strong in the game over Hawks after facing a 77:91 loss against Sydney on the road. The team registered an impressive 102-96 win over Illawarra and improved to 10-11 after their first 21 games of the regular season. But, It will take something special by them to arrest their slide against a strong Melbourne team which has won 3 of their last 5 games.
Melbourne started Round 15 with a solid 104:91 win against Illawarra Hawks on the road. That victory came after two back-to-back losses against Brisbane and Cairns respectively and should now put their campaign back on track.
Adelaide and Melbourne have clashed twice this season and on both those occasions, Melbourne secured comfortable wins. In fact, in the last 6 games between these two sides, Melbourne has won 5. Considering current form and overall strength, back Melbourne United to win this encounter as well.