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New Zealand Breakers vs Melbourne United NBL betting tips

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New Zealand Breakers vs Melbourne United NBL betting odds and info

NBL betting odds: Breakers $1.92 at PlayUp | United $1.91 at BetEasy
When: Sunday, January 19 at 5:05pm NZDT (3:05pm AEDT)
Where: Spark Arena – Auckland, New Zealand
Watch live: Kayo, Foxtel

New Zealand Breakers vs Melbourne United NBL betting preview

Melbourne United will travel overseas to New Zealand to tackle the Breakers in Auckland, where these two teams will battle for a crucial win heading towards the NBL Finals.

Normally the second-last team on a sporting ladder does not have ambitions to make the postseason with five rounds remaining, but the New Zealand Breakers are only two wins away from the top four.

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It will be a tough round for the Breakers, who must tackle the first-placed Sydney Kings on Friday before facing fourth-placed United on Sunday.

With RJ Hampton coming off the bench, New Zealand has been able to stabilise most matches while its starters rest, but Melbourne United has one of the best benches in the league and will push the Breakers to their limit.

New Zealand Breakers vs Melbourne United NBL player points tips

Tom Abercrombie over 12.5 points @ $1.94 with Sportsbet
With an average of 11 points per game across the entire season, you would think Abercrombie is not the best selection. But when you see he has averaged 17 points in his last four matches and 19 points in his last three games, 12.5 is too low and must be capitalised upon. Abercrombie has started in all 21 games this year and has started to show his scoring ability in 2020.

Melo Trimble under 19.5 points @ $1.80 with Sportsbet
Melo Trimble has been very poor in the past three United matches, scoring only 22 points during the form slump. Not reaching double digits in three straight games ruins your confidence, which is why we think the over/under for Trimble is too high for this game. He may come back and score well, but we don’t see him getting to 20 points with the form he is in.

New Zealand Breakers vs Melbourne United NBL total points odds

Total match points over 187 @ $1.91 with Bet365
All past performances indicate that this game will exceed 187. Both of the clashes between these two earlier in the season exceeded 200 total points, which suggests the Breakers and United play a specific way against each other. The trio of United scorers will be in full force on the day and will drop 50-plus points between them.

New Zealand Breakers vs Melbourne United NBL betting predictions

Melbourne United to win @ $1.91 with BetEasy
That the Breakers will be playing their second match of the round with a small gap for rest leans us in the direction of Melbourne United. Not only are the Breakers playing twice, the first match is against the Kings, who are bullies on the court and will exhaust New Zealand’s players.

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