2021 NBL Round 13 – Tips, Predictions & Odds

We have expert betting predictions for Round 13 of the NBL season, which tips off on Wednesday with the Hawks vs Bullets.

Punters get nine NBL games to bet on this week, which includes games on Monday and Tuesday next week. Round 13 should be another high-quality week of NBL games.

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NBL Round 13 Predictions

Wednesday 7/04/21

Illawarra Hawks vs Brisbane Bullets @ WIN Entertainment Centre

The Hawks were dealt a harsh blow with Tyler Harvey missing game time, which resulted in back-to-back losses last week.

Illawarra needs Harvey in the team to have any chance and that’s reflected in the betting on Wednesday. Brisbane is paying $2.12 to win despite losing three games on the bounce.

This game boils down to which players take the court, but go with the Hawks. They have more depth than Brisbane and they get home court advantage.

Bet: Illawarra Hawks to win @ $1.73Bet @ Sportsbet

Thursday 8/04/21

Sydney Kings vs Perth Wildcats @ Qudos Bank Arena

Perth got the better of the Kings last week, but returning home should help the Kings on Thursday.

Casper Ware needs to produce more for his team, but he would also love some support. Ware is forced to do most of the work and Perth pounced on that last week.

The Wildcats continue to win despite lower expectations than normal this season. They have firmed considerably in premiership markets and we’re not surprised.

Perth will be tough to beat against Sydney and there are no weak links in this team.

Bet: Perth Wildcats to win @ $1.72Bet @ Sportsbet

Friday 9/04/21

Illawarra Hawks vs S.E. Melbourne Phoenix @ WIN Entertainment Centre

Illawarra plays its second home game in three days, but we don’t think they will win against the Phoenix.

S.E Melbourne held off a stern charge from the Breakers on Sunday and it was a tough effort, especially from Mitch Creek, who returned to the team last week.

We think they will be able to continue their good play and punters should get a good price for the Phoenix on Friday.

Bet: S.E. Melbourne Phoenix to winBet @ Sportsbet

Saturday 10/04/21

Adelaide 36ers vs Perth Wildcats @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Adelaide scored a rare win over the Hawks last week, but reality could set in on Saturday night.

The 36ers square off against the red-hot Perth Wildcats, which continue to rattle off win after win. With 14 wins from 18 games, Perth is humming and they have too many guns for Adelaide.

Adelaide is a team that could test some opponents in the second-half of the season, but they are lacking quality shooters, which isn’t ideal against Perth.

Bet: Perth Wildcats to winBet @ Sportsbet

Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers @ John Cain Arena

Melbourne is another team firing on all cylinders and they face an old rival on Saturday night.

United always has a tough time beating New Zealand, but we’re expecting them to be too good on this occasion.

New Zealand made a good comeback against the Phoenix, but they continue to come up short. With only five wins to their name, the Breakers haven’t got out of the starting blocks this season.

Bet: Melbourne United to winBet @ Sportsbet

Sunday 11/04/21

Sydney Kings vs S.E. Melbourne Phoenix @ Qudos Bank Arena

Sydney plays its second home game of Round 13, this time against the resurgent S.E. Melbourne Phoenix.

Mitch Creek’s return to the team has been a massive boost, as it looked like he would be sitting out for the rest of 2021. That is bad news for Sydney, who haven’t been able to get much going this season.

We’re expecting a close game, but with the depth of the Phoenix, it should be too much.

Bet: S.E. Melbourne Phoenix to winBet @ Sportsbet

Illawarra Hawks vs Cairns Taipans @ WIN Entertainment Centre

Illawarra is having a busy week but this will be Cairns’ first game in Round 13. However, we can’t be taking the Taipans.

Cairns have been relatively awful this season and they come into this game having lost four of their last five. It’s not good enough from the Taipans and Illawarra should take advantage.

They have the miles under their belts this week and they should be fine-tuned come Sunday.

Bet: Illawarra Hawks to winBet @ Sportsbet

Monday 12/04/21

Melbourne United vs Brisbane Bullets @ John Cain Arena

Melbourne United continues to win and we don’t think anything will be changing on Monday night.

United is chasing Perth at the top of the ladder and despite some shaky moments a few weeks ago, they have looked strong.

They have battled through numerous injuries, but they are traveling better than Brisbane. It could be a tough week for the Bullets and another loss is likely.

Value is with Melbourne with home court advantage.

Bet: Melbourne United to winBet @ Sportsbet

Tuesday 13/04/21

New Zealand Breakers vs Perth Wildcats @ Silverdome

New Zealand continues to play well but they can’t seem to get over the line. That was the case against the Phoenix last week and it could happen again on Tuesday.

Facing the Perth Wildcats isn’t an ideal matchup for the Breakers, which can struggle to defend dynamic guards, such as Bryce Cotton.

Despite trying hard, the Breakers are missing key parts and Perth should continue on its merry way.

Bet: Perth Wildcats to winBet @ Sportsbet

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.



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