NBL Round 13 – Selected Previews & Betting Tips

The following are previews with betting tips for selected fixtures in Round 13 of the 2021/22 NBL season.

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Illawarra Hawks

Illawarra Hawks vs Adelaide 36ers

Friday Feb 25, 7:30pm
WIN Entertainment Centre

Adelaide 36ers

As Illawarra prepare to battle Adelaide in Wollongong, they do so having triumphed in 10 of their past 14 homes matchups against them. While equally as astoundingly, they’ve won their last five straight clashes against them. Everything is pointing towards a Brian Goorjian supercharged South Coast victory, especially with the 36ers having lost their last four of six.  One of which was an 11-point defeat to the Hawks, a clash which saw Harry Froling and Tyler Harvey light up the court for 27PTS and 19PTS respectively. It’ll be a tough ask of C.J. Bruton & Co to cause much conflict in this affair.

On the campaign Tyler Harvey is averaging a pretty cool 15.5PPG and 3.3APG. Coming up against the JackJumpers most recently he struggled a bit shooting-wise, but still ended up with 11PTS, 4REB, 5AST and 2STL. While in the previous 79-54 demolition job of the Taipans, he conjured up 7PTS, 1REB, 3AST and 1STL. The 2021 All-NBL First Team member has been in a slump as of late, but Adelaide have been in a slump for, well, forever! Not only that, but the visitors have also conceded 75+ points in five of their last six games. It’s a difficult proposition to imagine that being fixed against a stingy defensive side such as the Hawks. This game is the perfect chance for him to bounce back and in flashy style. With the road to the finals more achievable then ever, this is his time to shine.

Betting tips: Back the Hawks to win at $1.41 (Sportsbet)

Also look for the total points scored to be under 169.5 at $1.90 (Sportsbet)

And back the total points scored to be an odd number at $1.91 (Sportsbet)

 

Brisbane Bullets

Brisbane Bullets vs Tasmania JackJumpers

Saturday Feb 26, 5:30pm
Nissan Arena

Tasmania JackJumpers

Brisbane have had the sour taste of defeat inflicted upon them in six of their last seven games. Meanwhile Tasmania have been flying high under the guidance of Scott Roth, having secured a victory in five of their last six times of asking. As a result, the Bullets are struggling to stay afloat in 8th place on the ladder, with a paltry 5-9 record on the season and they only sit two wins ahead of last place. While for ‘Tassie’, their seven wins sees them only two dubs off 2nd placed Perth. Lately they’ve proven to be a serious dark horse not to be reckoned with. It was only last round that they knocked the Hawks off their perch, winning 96-86 at the WIN Entertainment Centre. Regrettably for Brisbane, there’s bound to be more pain caused here.

Phoenix-born Guard Josh Adams is truly something special. Imagine lighting the Hawks on fire in the way in which he did? He converted 8/11 3s and fashioned 28TS in total, along with 4REB and 4AST. The 2021 Italian League champion is a big part of the reason that Tasmania have surged up the ladder over recent rounds and that form is unlikely to be halted against a lacklustre Brisbane team with no real sense of direction, or urgency surrounding them. During his lone campaign in the NBA G League with the Raptors 905, he averaged 15.6PPG. Now he’s on 16.7! Whilst with the likes of Cadee shooting 0/3 from deep, Anthony Drmic 1/3 and Isaiah Moss 1/3 during their last match at Nissan Arena, it’s incredibly easy to see why Adams is primed to have a field day, as he and his team aim to crack into the Top Four once again.

Betting tips: When the match odds become available, pick Tasmania to win both Q1 and Q2, as well as for the total match points to be over 169.5.

 

S.E. Melbourne Phoenix

South East Melbourne Phoenix vs Perth Wildcats

Saturday Feb 26, 8:00pm
John Cain Arena

Perth Wildcats

South East Melbourne are 2nd, while Perth are 3rd in what has the potential to be one of the matches of the season. Both teams are flying high, whilst there’s ex-NBA talent galore including the likes of bonafede superstars Mitch Creek and Bryce Cotton. There’s also Guard, Xavier Munford, averaging 15.2PPG this season going H2H against Michael Frazier II, a player who in the Wildcats last win came up with a stat line of 14PTS, 9REB, 2AST and 1STL. Both men are vigorous at what they produce, and each have won a Gold Medal representing America. Then there’s also Ryan Broekhoff against Vic Law, two NBL studs who are more then capable of making it rain from downtown. Bragging rights are never an unwanted addition either. Strap yourselves in ladies in gentleman because this is about to be one wild ride!

Despite being on of the best teams in the league and a side who have comfortably made the playoffs for the past 30+ years, Perth are struggling away from home lately. They’ve lost three of their last four on the road and outside of Bryce Cotton, no one is turning up consistently to ball for Scott Morrison’s team. In their latest three-point loss to Sydney in Homebush, Vic Law shot just 4/13 from the floor and 1/7 from deep. While Jesse Wagstaff, the usually reliable NBL veteran and 6X Champion shot 0/2 from inside the arc. And off the bench, Majok Majok had zero points, Kevin White went 0/4 and Michael Frazier II went 0/3. Cotton’s good, but he can’t do it with NO help at all. However, a sign of a Championship challenging team is one that can turn up when the circumstances are most against them. We’ll see what they’ve got!

Betting tips: Pick Perth to find their way and win here at $1.97 (Bet365)

However back the Phoenix to produce the games highest scoring quarter at $2.05 (Bet365)

Also pick Perth to win the race to 10, 15 and 20 points first at $1.83, $1.83 and $2.10 (Bet365)

 

Best Bets of the Round:

Pick Perth to find their way and win here at $1.97 (Bet365)

However back the Phoenix to produce the games highest scoring quarter at $2.05 (Bet365)

Also pick Perth to win the race to 10, 15 and 20 points first at $1.83, $1.83 and $2.10 (Bet365)

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