We have expert betting predictions for Round 10 of the NBL season, which tips off on Friday with the Kings vs United.
Punters get seven NBL games to bet on this week and we do the form to find the best teams to back.
NBL Round 10 Predictions
Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United @ Qudos Bank Arena
The Kings returned to form with an excellent 119-108 win over Brisbane last week. It was a history-making game and an offensive explosion.
Scoring 119 points without the game to overtime is unheard of from a 40-minute game. The Kings were on fire and it should give them confidence at home on Friday.
Melbourne United leads the premiership with 10 wins from 14 games. However, they have lost their last three games and injuries are catching up to them.
Sydney is good enough to win this game and there has been steady betting support.
Bet: Sydney Kings to win @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans @ RAC Arena
Perth took out the NBL Cup and it now has eyes on winning the NBL title. The Wildcats weren’t given much chance this season, but after three consecutive wins, they are close to taking over the top spot.
Any team with Bryce Cotton on the court shouldn’t be underestimated and bookmakers have adjusted their lines accordingly.
The Wildcats face the hapless Cairns Taipans, which own just four wins from 16 games. It has been an awful season for the Queenslanders and we can’t see it getting any better.
Take Perth to win this game comfortably with home court advantage.
Bet: Perth Wildcats –5.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
S.E. Melbourne Phoenix vs Adelaide 36ers @ John Cain Arena
The Phoenix were rocked by news of Mitch Creek’s assault charges and we won’t be seeing him take the court any time soon.
It comes at a horrible time for the Phoenix, who were steadily making their way up the NBL ladder. Already with injury problems, South East Melbourne is now without their star player.
They now desperately need Keifer Sykes back, but the loss of Creek plays into the hands of Adelaide.
The 36ers are coming off a shocking loss to Perth, where they blew a 21-point halftime lead. It was a sizable choke and it added to their recent struggles. However, Adelaide should take this game with Creek out.
Bet: Adelaide 36ers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brisbane Bullets vs New Zealand Breakers @Nissan Arena
Brisbane scored three consecutive wins before losing to the Sydney Kings last week. They scored plenty of points, but defense was sub-standard.
Punters should expect a much better defensive display against the New Zealand Breakers, who had some momentum before losing consecutive games in Round 9.
We’re not sure what to expect from the Breakers over the coming weeks, but injuries aren’t helping their cause. They barely got the win over Cairns three games back and improvement is needed.
Brisbane should take this game given Nathan Sobey and Victor Law’s recent form.
Bet: Brisbane Bullets –4.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne United vs Illawarra Hawks @ John Cain Arena
It could be a tough week for United, who faces the Kings and Hawks. We think they’ll come up short against the Kings but beat the Hawks on Sunday afternoon.
Melbourne is in need for some winning form after dropping three on the bounce. They are battling injuries to key players, but they have more depth than most.
Illawarra enters with three wins from its last four games. There has been nothing wrong with the Hawks’ form of late and although they should test Melbourne, we don’t think they’ll get the job done.
Bet: Melbourne United to win @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney Kings vs Cairns Taipans @ Qudos Bank Arena
The Cairns Taipans could be in for another long week and Sydney could give them their second loss for Round 10.
Sydney is coming off some good form and they should have too much scoring fire power for the Taipans, who are struggling at all levels.
Cairns can’t score and can’t defend, which is why it has only four wins this season. Playing in Sydney doesn’t help their chances and it should be another comfortable victory for the home side.
Bet: Sydney Kings –5.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perth Wildcats vs Adelaide 36ers @ RAC Arena
Perth and Adelaide meet for the second time in two weeks and it was an incredible first outing in Round 9.
The Wildcats came from 21 points down at halftime to stun the Adelaide 36ers, who were desperately in need of a win. The incredible comeback will spur on the Perth Wildcats, who could be in the top spot after Round 10.
Adelaide has a solid team, but they are lacking a quality American import. That will likely hurt them again on Monday.
Bet: Perth Wildcats –9.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.