AFTER a month of agonising near-misses, we struck gold at last with four wins from four in our NBL multi for round five.
New Zealand Breakers, Melbourne United, Illawarra Hawks and Perth Wildcats all saluted in the Thursday and Friday games for a return of $5.92 – solid going in a tight round of betting.
Round six promises to be even better as the Breakers and Wildcats come face-to-face in two blockbuster bouts within the space of three days.
Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns all play twice, while Brisbane have a chance to reclaim bragging rights for the state of Queensland.
This week’s NBL multi odds come courtesy of Sportsbet.com.au – one of Australia’s best online bookmakers.
2017/18 NBL multi tips
- United to beat Kings – $1.20
- 36ers to beat Hawks – $1.31
- Taipans to beat Bullets – $2.25
- Wildcats to beat Breakers – $1.42
Melbourne United vs. Sydney Kings
Saturday, November 11 – 5:30pm AEDT – Hisense Arena, Melbourne
United – $1.20
Kings – $4.60
Melbourne hit back at their critics last week with morale-boosting wins over the Taipans and the 36ers. The Kings, meanwhile, are floundering at the foot of the table after six losses from eight games. With NZ and Perth destined to take points off each other this week, a big win at home is essential for United.
Adelaide 36ers vs. Illawarra Hawks
Saturday, November 11 – 7pm ACDT – Titanium Security Arena, Adelaide
36ers – $1.31
Hawks – $3.46
The 36ers were well and truly humbled at the Hisense last weekend, conceding one of only two 100-point scores for the round. The other ton went to the Hawks, who pummelled the Bullets in Brisbane to soar within striking distance of the top four. Adelaide should have the goods on their own court.
Brisbane Bullets vs. Cairns Taipans
Sunday, November 12 – 3pm AEDT – Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
Bullets – $1.65
Taipans – $2.25
Bullets fans might point to their two games in hand, but a percentage of 92.0 shows they are well off the pace in NBL 2017/18. The Taipans continue to grind away with their organised defensive game, but it wasn’t enough against either United or the Breakers. Brisbane are ordinary at home, which means the value is with the visitors.
Perth Wildcats vs. New Zealand Breakers
Sunday, November 12 – 4pm AWST – Perth Arena
Wildcats – $1.42
Breakers – $2.89
The sudden retirement of long-serving power forward Matt Knight will give the Wildcats extra motivation in their quest for top spot. The Breakers continue to surprise, but can they become the first team since January to conquer the Jungle? Even if they get smashed on Thursday in NZ, you don’t bet against the Wildcats at home.
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