Sydney Kings will take on Melbourne for the fourth and final time in the NBL regular season at Qudos Bank Arena on Friday night, with Kings aiming to find a way to end their ten game losing streak to Melbourne United and Melbourne United hoping to continue their four game winning streak. Both teams will also be desperate to win this game in order to finish in the top two of the league table.
This season, Melbourne United, Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings are left to battle for their playoff spots by reaching 16 wins with two rounds of the 2018-19 season to go. Now, it’s a game of cat and mouse which is likely to last until the four teams fighting for the tournament will make it to the top two position.
Sydney kings come into this game after thrashing the hapless New Zealand Breakers last weekend. The club have lost their place in the top four of the NBL table, but after defeating the Brisbane Bullets and NZ Breakers, they sit in third place heading into Round 18.
Melbourne United enters to the NBL playoffs after defeating the New Zealand Breakers 111-102 in an overtime thriller. The club will be out to seal their place at the top of the NBL standings when they play the Sydney Kings.
Melbourne United have trumped Sydney Kings in all three of their meetings this season. Melbourne defeated Sydney with a score of 77-70 and 84-82 in their home ground, and then clinch a 75-70 win in Sydney. The outcome of this match is difficult to predict as United are in outstanding form, while Sydney have remained unbeaten in their two games in the competition. Considering the past performances and scoring abilities, we expect a very tight game and low scoring match here so you can place your bets on Total Points- Under 172.5.
Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United Prediction
Total Points- Under 172.5 @ 1.892 at Pinnacle Sports