ROUND four’s NBL multi tip came undone at the hands of the Brisbane Bullets, who held on for a two-point win at Hisense Arena on Saturday to deal Melbourne United a third consecutive defeat.
There was also an upset win for the Sydney Kings over the Illawarra Hawks, while the NZ Breakers, Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers all triumphed as predicted.
What surprises will round five dish up?
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Round 5 NBL multi bet
- Breakers to beat 36ers – $1.78
- United to beat Taipans – $1.31
- Hawks to beat Bullets – $2.25
- Wildcats to beat Kings – $1.13
New Zealand Breakers vs. Adelaide 36ers
Thursday, November 2 – 7:30pm NZDT – North Shore Events Centre, Auckland
Breakers – $1.78
36ers – $2.05
Too old and too slow? The Breakers have shocked the competition with four consecutive wins and a dynamic screening game built around point guard Shea Ili. The fast-breaking 36ers are also in fine fettle after back-to-back wins over the Kings and the Taipans, and a win in Auckland would launch them into the top two. We are siding with the Breakers at home in what should be an eye-catching contest.
Melbourne United vs. Cairns Taipans
Thursday, November 2 – 7:30pm AEDT – Hisense Arena, Melbourne
United – $1.31
Taipans – $3.46
Are things as bad as they seem at the Hisense? United have slid into the bottom half of the table with three defeats on the bounce, but one of those was away at Perth and another came against the high-flying Breakers. There is plenty of upside there, with Chris Goulding and a few others yet to hit top gear. A home clash against the inconsistent Taipans presents a golden opportunity to stop the rot.
Brisbane Bullets vs. Illawarra Hawks
Friday, November 3 – 7:30pm AEDT – Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
Bullets – $1.65
Hawks – $2.25
They came close to letting it slip in the dying minutes, but the Bullets did just enough in Melbourne last weekend to hang on for their second win of the season. They must fancy their chances of going back to back on Friday when they host the Hawks, who are propping up the ladder after their defeat to Sydney. Illawarra closed out a comfortable win in the reverse fixture, so there is value in backing them to do it away from home.
Perth Wildcats vs. Sydney Kings
Friday, November 3 – 6:30pm AWST – Perth Arena
Wildcats – $1.13
Kings – $6.65
It should surprise nobody that this is the most lopsided NBL betting market of the round. The Wildcats have won all four of their home games this term, each by a margin of five points or greater. The Kings dragged themselves from the foot of the table with a win over Illawarra last time out, but how will they fare in the Jungle? This could be a massive percentage booster for the league leaders.
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