2021 NBL Round 19 – Tips, Predictions & Odds

We have expert betting predictions for Round 19 of the NBL season, which features a huge round of 10 games.

Action starts on Tuesday with Illawarra vs Melbourne and concludes a week later with the Breakers vs 36ers.

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

NBL Round 19 Predictions

Tuesday 18/05/21

Illawarra Hawks vs Melbourne United @ WIN Entertainment Centre

The Hawks have made a good run after winning three consecutive games and now they take on the best team in the competition.

United has had mixed form of late, including a 94-83 loss to S.E. Melbourne. However, they are the testing material and should be tough to beat.

Bet: Melbourne United –6.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Wednesday 19/05/21

Brisbane Bullets vs Perth Wildcats @ Nissan Arena

Perth hit back last week with consecutive victories and now it’s only one win behind Melbourne United.

The Wildcats have been playing terrific basketball and are likely to give Brisbane a stiff test on Wednesday night.

The Bullets have won two of their last three, but were poor in the stretch against Perth. The rematch is unlikely to be any different.

Bet: Perth Wildcats to winBet @ Sportsbet

Thursday 20/05/21

New Zealand Breakers vs Sydney Kings @ Trusts Arena

The Breakers return home for the first time this season and it should be a momentous occasion.

Despite being out of playoff contention, they should put on a show for the home crowd. Sydney could be there for the taking and we expect plenty of money to come for the home side.

It could pay to get the line early before the sentimental money comes.

Bet: New Zealand Breakers to winBet @ Sportsbet

Friday 21/05/21

Adelaide 36ers vs Illawarra Hawks @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Adelaide has to adjust to life without Josh Giddey, who is off to prepare for the NBA draft. That could spell bad news for a team struggling to keep in touch.

The Hawks are winning at the right time of the season and it’s Tyler Harvey leading the way. He is their key player and he’s good enough to lead the Hawks to another victory.

Winning on the road isn’t easy, but we’re taking the Hawks to get it done.

Bet: Illawarra Hawks to winBet @ Sportsbet

Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans @ RAC Arena

The Wildcats should have far too much class for the Taipans, who are struggling to be competitive in games.

Perth is chasing Melbourne United for the top spot and we don’t think they will suffer an upset defeat at the hands of the Taipans.

Punters will have to take a big line, but a double-digit victory is likely.

Bet: Perth Wildcats to winBet @ Sportsbet

Saturday 22/05/21

New Zealand Breakers vs Sydney Kings @ TSB Stadium

The Breakers play their second game against Sydney this week, and this time we think the Kings prevail.

They are in contention for a playoff spot and with Caspar Ware playing quality ball, he could be the difference in this matchup.

Punters should get value odds for the Kings, who have a good recent record over the Breakers.

Bet: Sydney Kings to winBet @ Sportsbet

Brisbane Bullets vs S.E. Melbourne Phoenix @ Nissan Arena

The Phoenix looked superb when beating United last week and that momentum could continue on Saturday.

They are good enough to make the playoffs, and although this season has featured plenty of off-court distractions, it’s business time now.

Brisbane is one of the least consistent teams and punters find it hard to trust. Take the Phoenix to continue their winning run.

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

Sunday 23/05/21

Adelaide 36ers vs Perth Wildcats @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Perth is having a busy week, but it’s good enough to go unbeaten. The Wildcats are one of the best teams in the competition and winning on the road hasn’t been tough.

Adelaide has lost its last two and it’s only going to get harder from here. Not having Giddey is a big loss and Perth could capitalise.

Punters could get value odds with the visitors.

Bet: Perth Wildcats to winBet @ Sportsbet

Illawarra Hawks vs Cairns Taipans @ WIN Entertainment Centre

The Hawks should make light work of the Taipans and continue to solidify their position in the first four.

Cairns have been the easiest team to face throughout the season, and given their personnel changes, they shouldn’t be winning any time soon.

Having home court advantage is a huge bonus for the Hawks, which thrive at WIN Entertainment Centre.

Bet: Illawarra Hawks to winBet @ Sportsbet

Monday 24/05/21

Brisbane Bullets vs Melbourne United @ Nissan Arena

It could be one of the closest games of the round as the Bullets look to hold off Melbourne.

Brisbane hasn’t been able to string together many wins this season, but the Bullets are still within a chance of making the playoffs.

United is due a slip-up and it could come on Monday. Take the Bullets to score an upset win at juicy odds.

Bet: Brisbane Bullets to winBet @ Sportsbet

Tuesday 25/05/21

New Zealand Breakers vs Adelaide 36ers @ Christchurch Arena

We expect the Breakers to show up in front of a home crowd in Christchurch. They are in the middle of the NZ Tour and Adelaide will have to travel, which can make a difference.

The Breakers haven’t been playing too poorly and they have lost some close games, so closing out the season well is a possibility.

It could be a tough round for Adelaide, so take the Breakers.

Bet: New Zealand Breakers to winBet @ Sportsbet

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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.