- Brisbane Bullets vs Sydney Kings: NBL Preview and Betting Tips
- Match Details: Saturday, December 21, 5:30 PM, Queensland State Netball Centre
Brisbane Bullets vs Sydney Kings Match Preview
The 3rd match of Round 12 in the NBL 2019-20 season will see two teams clashing who are at opposite ends at the points table. The Brisbane Bullets v Sydney Kings clash might well turn out to be a one-sided affair in Round 12 given how both teams are faring at present.
Sydney Kings, after suffering a hiccup a little while back, seem to have gotten their act together again with a thumping win over Melbourne United. They are still the No.1 team in the standings with 12 wins and just 3 losses.
Brisbane Bullets, meanwhile, are having a horrid run in the last few weeks. They are currently the 7th placed team in the points table with 5 wins and 9 losses.
The two teams have clashed twice in this season so far and Sydney won both those games with ease. Things are unlikely to change when Brisbane hosts Sydney on December 21.
Brisbane Bullets Match Form
Brisbane Bullets are coming off two back-to-back losses – they were thumped 86:78 by Perth and even lost 85:96 against 8th placed New Zealand Breakers. In fact, the Bullets have now lost 4 of their last 5 games and are in desperate need to arrest this slide if they harbor any hope of being in the top four.
The only shining light for the Bullets these past few weeks has been the performance of their star player Lamar Patterson. He has scored 69 points in his last 3 games and would have to be at his best against Sydney.
Nathan Sobey, Jason Cadee and Matthew Hodgson have also been good for Brisbane and can be the impact players in this game.
Sydney Kings Match Form
Sydney Kings suffered a mild hiccup a couple of few days back when they lost two games in a row. The 98:109 loss at home against Cairns would have really pinched them and we saw Sydney back in full flow in their next game. The commanding 104:81 victory against Melbourne United on the road would have given Sydney just the confidence they needed to get back on track as the best team of the season.
Sydney has dependable performers like Casper Ware (21.27 PPG) along with Jae’Sean Tate, Brad Newley, Didi Louzada and Andrew Bogut. These 5 players are a force that will be tough for any team to handle and the Bullets have a tall task ahead of them.
Brisbane Bullets vs Sydney Kings: NBL Betting Tips
In NBL history, the Sydney Kings hold a dominant 11-4 win: loss ratio against Brisbane Bullets. In fact, Sydney has now won 9 games in a row against Brisbane in the NBL. The last time Brisbane won against Sydney was in December 2017.
Thus, Sydney Kings begin as clear favorites for this game even though they are playing on the road. Brisbane might put up a fight as they are playing at home. But based on current form, their recent record against Brisbane and the durability of their core squad, Sydney Kings should be backed as the winners of this contest.
Sydney Kings to Win -6.5 @ 1.91 at 22bet