|Adelaide 36ers vs New Zealand Breakers NBL NBL betting odds and game info|
|NBL betting odds||36ers $2 at Sportsbet | Breakers $1.82 at BetOnline|
|When||Friday, January 22 at 7pm|
|Where||Adelaide Entertainment Centre – South Australia|
|Watch live||Foxtel, Kayo|
New Zealand Breakers will play their first NBL game of 2021 against the Adelaide 36ers when they travel to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday night.
Alongside the Perth Wildcats, the Breakers were not scheduled a match in round one, making this their opening night.
Since the squad was forced to quarantine after arriving from New Zealand, the team did not get a chance to play any practice matches in the preseason.
On the contrary, the Adelaide 36ers have already played three games, where they have gone 1-2, winning in a thrilling double-overtime clash against South East Melbourne.
Josh Giddey has been outstanding in his first couple of matches for Adelaide, but the young star missed their most recent game with concussion, which could see him miss this match too.
The Breakers have put together a very strong side during the offseason, keeping two of their best 2019-20 players and bringing in one of the best talents in the NBL in Lamar Patterson.
Adelaide 36ers vs New Zealand Breakers tips 22/1
Lamar Patterson to score 20+ points
As we mentioned, Patterson was a superstar for the Brisbane Bullets last season, averaging 20 points per game alongside his 4.6 assists. The newest Breakers’ forward will be a focal point on offense, as he averaged the most points per 36 minutes in the league. With elite teammates in Tom Abercrombie and Corey Webster by his side, Patterson should dominate in attack for the Breakers. He should be paying around $1.90 to score 20+ points, but the top betting sites are yet to release odds.
Total Match Points under 182.5
Only one NBL game has surpassed 180 points during the first round, and it was the double-overtime clash between the 36ers and Phoenix. The 36ers have struggled on offence for brief periods during games when Daniel Johnson isn’t on the floor, and since this will be their fourth game in seven days, the team will be tired. Expect a low scoring game from the Breakers too, who are yet to play an official game together this season.
New Zealand Breakers to Win
Even though the squad has not had a chance to form their chemistry on the court yet, we believe Patterson is a game-winning player, while Abercrombie has always been an excellent role-player and captain. The Breakers should become a finals competitor by season’s end.
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