New Zealand Breakers vs Sydney Kings Betting Tips
Match Info: FRIDAY, JANUARY, 17, Spark Arena Stadium, 6:30 UTC
After a sensational 5-match winning spree, the New Zealand Breakers have slipped again. They have lost their last 2 games and they ended Round 15 with a crushing 85:95 loss against Brisbane Bullets at home. The loss has now pushed the Breakers back to the 8th position on the table with 9 wins and 12 losses. They will now be hosting 1st placed Sydney Kings and things will only get tougher.
The two teams have clashed twice this season and on both occasions, Sydney has emerged as the winners. The last time the Breakers hosted Sydney was in October 2019 when the Kings won by a thumping margin of 76:66. Things are unlikely to change much as the two teams meet again in Round 16.
After a topsy-turvy two weeks, Sydney seems to be getting back on track after registering two wins on the row. In their last game, they won 92:83 against an in-form Cairns and would be looking forward to begin Round 16 with a bang. They are in good rhythm and are playing like the No.1 side in the season.
Even though the New Zealand Breakers will have the home-court advantage, it would be worth backing Sydney Kings for this game as they are in form and are much stronger than the opposition.
Perth Wildcats vs S.E.M Phoenix Basketball Betting Tips
Match Info: FRIDAY, JANUARY, 17, Perth ARENA, 10:30 UTC
Perth Wildcats have maintained their 2nd position in the points table for a while now and it doesn’t look likely that they will slip anytime soon as they already have 14 wins in heir kitty. They have a chance to add another win to their kitty when they host No.7 South East Melbourne Phoenix to begin Round 16.
The two teams have faced-off twice in this season and on both instances, Perth had secured comfortable wins. Perth had last hosted S.E. Melbourne in October 2019 and had registered a commanding 110:79 win. Will things go the same way this time too?
After losing two games in a row, Perth managed a terrific 99:77 win over Illawarra Hawks on the road in their last game. That should put them in good stead. South East Melbourne too, interestingly, is coming off a 90:82 win against the Hawks on the road. However, Perth would be a different mettle and much tougher to handle.
Playing at home, Perth will have the obvious court advantage. They are also in better shape and have also beaten South East Melbourne Phoenix on both the times they have met so far. The gap between the two teams is too steep at the moment, and a barring a stunning upset, Perth Wildcats should be the winners of this contest.