New Zealand Breakers vs Brisbane Bullets Match Preview given for 9th Dec 2019 held in Spark Arena.
NZ Breakers vs Brisbane Bullets Match Preview
This will be the clash of the two bottom-placed teams of the NBL 2019-20. And it will be crucial for both the teams as they are in desperate need to climb up the ladder. New Zealand Breakers are currently 8th on the points table with 3 wins and 8 losses. Brisbane Bullets, meanwhile, have done marginally better and are 7th on the points table with 5 wins and 7 losses. However, the standings might change if the Breakers win on Friday against the Cairns Taipans and the Bullets lose on Saturday against the Illawarra Hawks.
Interestingly, the Breakers have won their last game while the Bullets have lost 2 games in a row. The two teams haven’t faced each other in this season yet and when the Breakers host the Bullets in this all-important Round 10 clash, we are in for a fascinating contest.
The New Zealand Breakers will have some confidence now after securing a 91:79 win in their last game against the Hawks. That victory came after 5 successive losses has come at the right time.
For this game, the Breakers would hope that their best player, Glen Rice Jr (22.5 PPG), continues his great form. Finn Delany and Sek Henry had a fantastic last game with both scoring 20-plus points and would like to contribute in this match as well. Corey Webster (19.2 PPG) and Scotty Hopson could be the other two stars of this match.
Meanwhile, the Brisbane Bullets would be a worried lot. They are coming off back-to-back losses against Melbourne United and South East Melbourne. The 95:110 loss against S.E. Melbourne at home would have certainly rankled the team.
The Bullets would again bank on their most dependable player of the season, Lamar Patterson who has an 18.67 PPG. Nathan Sobey and Jason Cadee have also been doing well for the team and were the top-scorers against S.E. Melbourne. Matthew Hodgson is another player who can have an impact on this match as he is due for a big one.
What’s concerning, though, is that the Bullets haven’t performed well on the road this season and that could be detrimental in this match.
New Zealand Breakers vs Brisbane Bullets NBL Betting Tips
In the NBL history, the New Zealand Breakers have enjoyed a solid 8:4 win-loss ratio against the Brisbane Bullets. Moreover, at home, the Breakers have a 4-1 head-to-head record against the Bullets. Hence, the New Zealand Breakers certainly start as favorites for this game.
Brisbane has a good team but they have suddenly slipped, losing 4 of their last 5 games. They are expected to put up a good fight and may end up surprising a confident New Zealand Breakers. The Breakers have struggled too this season but appear to have finally found their rhythm after the last game. On current form, along with the head-to-head home favorite record they have against the Bullets, the New Zealand Breakers should be backed as the winners of this contest.
It will be a close game with the total points scored being 170-180.