2019-20 NBL Round 16 – Preview, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for all six NBL Round 16 games this week.

With only five weeks left in the regular season, teams are getting desperate with every game.

It has been making for some exciting games and that should be no different this week. Action starts on Friday with a double-header.

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NBL Round 16 Betting Tips

Friday 17/01/20

5:30pm New Zealand Breakers vs. Sydney Kings @ TSB Stadium

The Breakers play this game at home but it’s not at Spark Arena. They have a bad record in New Zealand when they play away from Auckland, so they could be trouble here.

Their loss last Sunday to the Brisbane Bullets came at the wrong time for the Breakers. They had won their last five but after dropping consecutive games, it could be season over.

Last week was a big one for the Sydney Kings. They scored consecutive wins and it righted the ship after dropping their last two.

Playing on the road is no problem for the Sydney Kings and although we like this Breakers team, they rarely beat the Kings.

Betting tip: Sydney Kings to win @ $1.71 Bet Now

Kings by 7

9:30pm Perth Wildcats vs. S.E. Melbourne Phoenix @ RAC Arena

Perth scored a much-needed win over the Illawarra Hawks last week. They had lost three of their previous four games and a shot in the arm was needed.

However, they will be facing a stiffer test against the Phoenix, which got back to winning form in Round 15.

The win also came against the Hawks. The margin wasn’t as impressive as the Perth win, but it still came on the road.

Playing in Perth is tough for any team, let alone an inexperienced one. It could spell trouble for the Phoenix and the Wildcats are quietly preparing for the playoffs.

Betting tip: Perth Wildcats to win @ $1.37 Bet Now

Wildcats by 8

Saturday 18/01/20

5:30pm Brisbane Bullets vs. Illawarra Hawks @ Nissan Arena

The Bullets are the shortest-priced favourites of the week and it’s not hard to see why.

They’re far from the best team in the NBL but they have won their last two games and come up against a Hawks team that showed nothing last week.

Illawarra had a chance to play two games at home in Round 15 but offered up little. Both losses went overly close and they are seemingly looking forward to the offseason.

Brisbane is holding on to hope of making the playoffs and if recent form is anything to go by, they’re a chance.

They could be the team peaking for the finals and we’re expecting an easy win this week.

Betting tip: Brisbane Bullets –8.5 to win @ $1.90 Bet Now

Bullets by 12

8:00pm Cairns Taipans vs. Adelaide 36ers @ Cairns Convention Centre

The winning run of the Cairns Taipans came to an end against the Sydney Kings last week, but they didn’t lose any admirers.

It was a tough performance and they had a chance to win the game throughout. However, they now need to produce more consistent performances heading towards the playoffs.

Standing in their way this week are the Adelaide 36ers. They’re in hot form after beating Melbourne United last week.

They took the game by the horns in the early stages and never let United back into the contest. It was a performance that should have most teams scared of playing them.

Cairns are tough to beat at home, so we’re giving them the narrow edge.

Betting tip: Cairns Taipans to win @ $1.50 Bet Now

Taipans by 5

Sunday 19/01/20

3:00pm New Zealand Breakers vs. Melbourne United @ Spark Arena

The pressure is firmly on both teams entering this game. New Zealand gets back to Spark Arena where they have had great success against Melbourne United in the past.

Melbourne is under some pressure after looking average against the Adelaide 36ers last week. They will need to produce better efforts if they want to host a semifinal this season.

Beating New Zealand at Spark Arena hasn’t been easy for United. However, they have plenty to play for this week and could snatch a close victory.

Betting tip: Melbourne United to win @ $1.90 Bet Now

United by 4

5:00pm Sydney Kings vs. S.E. Melbourne Phoenix @ Qudos Bank Arena

The Kings host the Phoenix on Sunday afternoon and it’s a game we’re expecting the home side to win.

Melbourne isn’t overly good on the road and the Kings should be able to carry their momentum through to Round 17 next week.

Expect the Kings to get off to a hot start with Caspar Ware and stretch out that lead throughout the game.

It would take a big effort from Melbourne to keep this game close.

Betting tip: Sydney Kings to win @ $1.35 Bet Now

Kings by 9

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