|Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans NBL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|NBL betting odds||Wildcats $1.51 at Sportsbet | Taipans $2.72 at BetEasy|
|When||Thursday, March 5 at 6:30pm AWST|
|Where||RAC Arena – Perth, Western Australia|
|Watch live||ESPN, Viceland|
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans Game 3 betting preview
The Perth Wildcats and Cairns Taipans will meet again at the RAC Arena on Thursday night to determine who goes on to play either the Sydney Kings or Melbourne United in the 2020 NBL Grand Final.
The semi-finals have been amazing this season, with the overtime thriller in game one of this series the best of the lot.
This is a true battle of guards as Scott Machado of the Taipans and Bryce Cotton at the Wildcats are two of the best players in the NBL.
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Machado gets his teammates involved with his expert passing ability, whilst Cotton is a born scorer and the reigning NBL MVP.
Although they go about their business in different ways, but point guards are crucial to their respective teams.
Only a point separated these teams when they met in Perth for game one, meaning this is anyone’s game.
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans NBL Finals betting tips
Bryce Cotton over 20.5 points
You won’t find a better scorer than Bryce Cotton at the Perth Wildcats, as the NBL 2019-20 MVP has all the tricks a guard needs to be a star. Whether it’s finishing strong in the paint or nailing three-pointers, Cotton has the talent and skill to go big when it matters. The 27-year-old American star dropped 42 points on the Taipans in game one, so the form is there.
Cameron Oliver over 19.5 points
The Wildcats acquired Miles Plumlee just before the finals, but Cameron Oliver has destroyed the ex-NBA centre. Averaging 20.5 points and an unreal 18 rebounds in the series, Oliver has been the difference that the Taipans needed. His synergy with Scott Machado at point guard is very strong, making the two a solid combination on offence.
Over 168.5 total match points
Bet365 is offering a generous $1.95 on a rather modest points line. Considering the Wildcats and Taipans average around 180 total points in their 2019-20 clashes, we will be taking overs for this one. They combined for 215 in game one, proving both teams have big offensive capabilities. The Wildcats boast a premier defensive roster, but the Taipans have exposed them multiple times this season.
Perth Wildcats to win
There is one player in particular that needs to lift in order for Perth to win, and we think Terrico White will live up to our expectations. The Wildcats have compete well despite White not having a great impact, but we see him putting on a show for the home crowd. The Wildcats are our choice to move on to the NBL Grand Final series.
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