This can be potentially another one-sided contest of Round 7 of the NBL 2019-20 season as the No. 3 and No.7 teams take on each other. Perth Wildcats are having a very solid NBL season and are sitting pretty at the 3rd position on the points table with 6 wins and 3 losses. The New Zealand Breakers, meanwhile, have been off-color this season – 7th on the points table with only 2 wins along with 6 losses.
The New Zealand Breakers had hosted Perth earlier this season and were thumped 79:84. Hence, it is clear that when Perth hosts them on November 17 they will begin as favorites for the game.
Incidentally, both Perth and New Zealand are coming off losses in their last games. Perth suffered a heavy 85:104 loss in their last match against table-toppers Sydney Kings. But the Wildcats have enough potential and have had a good break to shrug that defeat off and move ahead.
In Bryce Cotton, Perth has an excellent shooting guard who has maintained a Points Per Game of 20.22. He was the top-scorer in the team’s last game with a terrific 36 points to his name and can be the star of this match too. Terrico White (16.33 PPG) and Nicholas Kay (13.22 PPG) are the other players to watch out for in the match.
New Zealand Breakers have now lost three back-to-back-games and would be desperate to break that losing streak. They have not been scoring or defending well and will struggle against a top team like Perth.
Glen Rice Jr (22.5 PPG) has been the lead performer for New Zealand this season and his role in this game will be crucial. Corey Webster and Brandon Ashley were excellent in the last game and could prove to be the stars in this match too. Forward Scotty Hopson too could make a difference.
Match Betting Tips – Perth Wildcats VS New Zealand Breakers
New Zealand Breakers have historically struggled against the Perth Wildcats – they have won only one game in the last 7 matches between the two sides. Furthermore, New Zealand had a horrible Round 6 where they lost both their away games. In fact, they are yet to win a game on the road in the 2019-20 season.
Hence, Perth will begin as overwhelming favorites for this match. Perth still has some issues to work on and will be eager to prove their mettle against an out-of-form New Zealand.
This can be a low-scoring match as the Points Per Game of Perth is 89.56 while it is 88.63 for New Zealand. The total points scored in the match should be in the range of 180-200.
New Zealand Breakers might get close and give a good fight. But back Perth Wildcats to display their prowess and win this contest.