TWO teams are locked together on eight wins apiece as we head into week seven of the 2018/19 NBL season.
Perth Wildcats have lost only one of their nine games so far, but Melbourne United are keeping pace with six wins from their last seven.
Can anybody match them this week?
Let’s find out where the value lies at BetEasy.com.au – one of Australia’s best online bookmakers.
NBL Multi of the Week – Round 7
- Bullets at -3.5
- 36ers to win
- United at -2.5
- Breakers at +5.5
Brisbane Bullets vs. Illawarra Hawks
6:50pm AEST Thursday, November 22 at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Bullets -3.5 at $2
Hawks +3.5 at $1.80
Brisbane have slipped into the bottom three after a trio of consecutive defeats.
They gave Perth a good run in the Jungle and were only a point shy against NZ, but they were no match for Melbourne last time out.
Illawarra have found wins just as hard to come by in the early stages of the season.
The Hawks have now lost four of their last five games, although they did upset United at the WIN in round five.
This is a great opportunity for the Bullets to get back into a winning groove on their own patch.
Adelaide 36ers vs. Cairns Taipans
7:20pm ACDT Friday, November 23 at Titanium Security Arena
36ers -5.5 at $1.90
Taipans +5.5 at $1.90
Adelaide returned to winning ways with a much-needed percentage boost last Saturday, smashing the Hawks 104-79 at the Titanium Security.
That ended a run of four straight defeats for the 36ers, who could climb into the top four this week if certain results go their way.
The Taipans gave Perth an almighty scare last time out, but the Wildcats finished the stronger at home to seal an 88-83 overtime victory.
The North Queenslanders have now lost seven in a row – including two in overtime – since beating Brisbane in round one.
Cairns are not quite as bad as their record suggests, but it is hard see them beating a fired-up Sixers side in South Australia.
Melbourne United vs. Sydney Kings
2:50pm AEDT Saturday, November 24 at Melbourne Arena
United -2.5 at $1.90
Kings +2.5 at $1.90
Since losing away to Illawarra in round five, Melbourne have found a nice rhythm with comfortable wins over Cairns, NZ and Brisbane.
Even with Chris Goulding back in action, Casper Ware is the danger man for United with 20+ points in each of the last three games.
Sydney are heading in the right direction and now sit third on the ladder after winning five of their last six games.
The only defeat in that run was a 77-70 reverse on their last visit to Melbourne Arena.
The Kings will expect a bit more out of Andrew Bogut this time around, but our money is on United to beat the line.
Perth Wildcats vs. New Zealand Breakers
2:20pm AWST Sunday, November 25 at RAC Arena
Wildcats -5.5 at $1.90
Breakers +5.5 at $1.90
Having guested with the Breakers only a few days earlier, Perth return the favour this Sunday in the final game of round seven.
The Wildcats are purring after five wins on the bounce, their only defeat this season coming against Brisbane in round three.
How will NZ handle one of the toughest away trips in Australian sport?
The Breakers have found very little rhythm this season and head into this week’s double header on the back of defeats to Melbourne and Sydney.
Perth should win it, but don’t be surprised if the Kiwis cover the line.
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