This will undoubtedly be the game of Round 10. After all, the No.1 and No.2 teams will be clashing in this mouth-watering contest. Sydney Kings have been the team to beat this season and have truly played like kings. They are standing 1st in the points table with 11 wins and 1 loss. Their only loss of the season came against Melbourne United earlier in the season on the road. The Perth Wildcats, meanwhile, are 2nd on the points table with 8 wins and 5 losses.
Sydney had hosted Perth earlier in the season and won the game handsomely by a margin of 104:85 in that game.
Now that Perth is hosting Sydney in this all-important clash, we are in for a fascinating match.
Sydney Kings have showed that they mean business even after their loss to Melbourne United. After that loss, they have registered 5 wins in a row and are truly on a roll. They look strong with all bases covered and performing as a unit.
For Sydney, they standout star this season has been Casper Ware with a PPG of 21.25. Even in Sydney’s last game against Melbourne United, he was the lead scorer with 27 points. Jae’Sean Tate (16.58 PPG) has been the other consistent performer of the team and is coming off a solid show in his last match against United where he scored 25 points. Guard Kevin Lisch (13.5 PPG) and Brad Newley (11.75 PPG) are the other two players that can make an impact in this game.
The Perth Wildcats, meanwhile, have reasons to worry despite being the No.2 team in the standings. They have lost two back-to-back games and need some course correction. They lost their last game 88:99 against Adelaide and would be desperate to come back to winning ways.
Bryce Cotton (20.15 PPG) has been a superstar for the team and has stood up almost every time the team needed him. Even in Perth’s loss in the last game, Cotton was the top-scorer with 18 points.
Terrico White and Nicholas Kay are the other players who are expected to do well in this match. Jesse Wagstaff put in a good show in the last game and might repeat that performance here.
Perth Wildcats Vs Sydney Kings Betting Tips
In the NBL history, Perth enjoys a one-sided 26:8 win-loss record against Sydney. However, in the 2019-20 NBL season, the Sydney Kings have been a different beast. They have looked the most complete team and have got great form. Perth has been very good too. But at times, they have been unable to stop the opposition charge under pressure.
Perth has lost two games in a row and will be low on confidence even though they are playing at home. Sydney is on a 5-game winning spree and looks good enough to continue that. Sydney’s Points Per Game is a solid 95.08 and shines in comparison to Perth’s 89.62 PPG.
We can expect a close and exciting game as these are the top two sides of the season. However, on current form it would be prudent to back the Sydney Kings to win this contest.
The total points scored in the game should be between 190-200.