NOTHING much has changed as we enter the fifth week of the 2018/19 NBL season.
Perth Wildcats and Melbourne United are level on points at the top of the ladder, but there is plenty of time yet for the rest of the competition to make up ground.
We struck gold with our NBL betting tips last week as the Wildcats, Bullets and United saluted for a $4.80 return over three legs.
Let’s see if we can maintain that form and find a few more winners this weekend.
NBL Multi of the Week – Round 5
- Wildcats at -6.5 – $1.89
- 36ers to win – $1.88
- United to win – $1.25
- Breakers at +2.5 – $1.89
Perth Wildcats vs. Brisbane Bullets
6:50pm AWST Friday, November 9 at RAC Arena
Wildcats -6.5 at $1.89
Bullets +6.5 at $1.92
It is no shock whatsoever to see the Wildcats leading the pack with five wins from six games.
What might surprise some is that their one loss came against the Bullets in round three.
Brisbane beat the 36ers home and away last week and will hope to complete a similar double over in WA.
But this Perth side is very, very good at home and should do enough to cover the -6.5 handicap.
Adelaide 36ers vs. Sydney Kings
2:20pm ACDT Saturday, November 10 at Titanium Security Arena
36ers -0.5 at $1.88
Kings +0.5 at $1.93
The 36ers have just about survived a horror draw that saw them play consecutive away games in Melbourne, Cairns, Auckland and Brisbane.
Thus, it is little wonder the South Australians went down 93-90 to the Bullets last week in their first home game since October 19.
The Kings are heading in the right direction after another slow start, but they were well beaten at Melbourne Arena last time out.
We like the Sixers at home, but the lines are so tight that we could forgive punters for skipping this fixture entirely.
Melbourne United vs. Cairns Taipans
2:50pm AEDT Sunday, November 11 at Melbourne Arena
United -7.5 at $1.89
Taipans +7.5 at $1.92
Again, the big question is whether Chris Goulding will suit up for United.
The Boomer was not required last week as Melbourne notched a pair of comfortable wins to keep pace with Perth at the top.
One of those was a 98-85 smashing of the Taipans, who are rooted to the foot of the table with only one win in five games.
While it is tempting to take United at the line, this is a perfect opportunity to drop an anchor bet into your NBL multi.
Brisbane Bullets vs. New Zealand Breakers
6:50pm AEST Sunday, November 11 at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center
Bullets -2.5 at $1.92
Breakers +2.5 at $1.89
It is a long way from Perth to Brisbane, and the Bullets are back home only two days after their clash with the Wildcats.
Depending on the result of that and other games, they could be playing for a place in the top two.
The Breakers are two and three with a few games to make up on the competition, so an away win in Queensland would do nicely right now.
They might not win it outright, but we rate the Kiwi side an excellent chance to push the Bullets within a couple of points.
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