Boxing Day Hoops, NBL Tips Dec 26th

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NBL Round 4 kicks off on Sunday, December 26th, and we have some Boxing Day Hoops to look forward to.

We head to Tasmania first for the JackJumpers matchup with the New Zealand Breakers. Both sides are in desperate need of a win, and this match should be a close one to kick of proceedings.

We then head to Qudos Bank Arena, where the Sydney Kings will host Melbourne United and seek revenge after their humiliation last Thursday.

Here are some NBL Tips and NBL Predictions for Round 4 of NBL22.

Be sure to check back before each NBL22 Match for NBL Previews, NBL Head to Head Predictions, NBL Tips, NBL Picks and NBL Predictions for each match of NBL Season 22.

A Star Rating is used to show the confidence level of each Head to Head NBL Match Prediction.

⭐ = A Tough Match to Pick

⭐⭐ = A Decent Chance

⭐⭐⭐ = Should Get the Win


Tasmania JackJumpers vs New Zealand Breakers

Venue – MyState Bank Arena

Tip Off – 1pm EST

Season Record

TeamWin/LossHomeAway
Tasmania1-41-10-3
New Zealand0-50-00-5

Season Team Statistics

TeamPPGOpp PPGRebsAssistsTu
Tasmania 75.882.039.013.411.6
New Zealand 78.892.438.613.214.2

Shooting Statistics

TeamFG %3PT %FT %
Tasmania 38.4%23.2%64.0%
New Zealand 42.4%29.5%75.3%

Player Stat Leaders

TeamPointsRebsAssists
Tasmania J.Magette 15.8S.McDaniel 5.6J.Magette 6.2
New Zealand Y.Wetzell 18.8Y.Wetzell 7.0W.McDowell-White 4.0

Last 3 Head to Head Matches

This is the first ever meeting between the Tasmania JackJumpers and the New Zealand Breakers.

Prediction

New Zealand has started the season off with a 0 and 5 record and will see this as their best chance for a victory. They have been okay this season and have some sharpshooters who know how to score when needed.

The JackJumpers are at home, but with the exception of Josh Magette, they have not really had any consistent performers. They will need some of their noted players to step up and Clint Steindl to hit his shots if they are to be a threat in matches.

The JackJumpers are always a chance at home, but New Zealand desperately needs a win and will be tough to beat in this one.

Prediction – New Zealand Breakers (Win) ⭐


Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United

Venue – Qudos Bank Arena

Tip Off – 3pm EST

Season Record

TeamWin/LossHomeAway
Sydney3-23-10-1
Melbourne2-22-10-1

Season Team Statistics

TeamPPGOpp PPGRebsAssistsTu
Sydney 75.479.846.614.215.2
Melbourne 83.070.046.216.014.0

Shooting Statistics

TeamFG %3PT %FT %
Sydney 39.3%28.0%74.0%
Melbourne 41.4%38.7%81.0%

Player Stat Leaders

TeamPointsRebsAssists
Sydney X.Cooks 13.4J.Martin 8.8S.Bruce 3.4
Melbourne C.Agada 17.0J.Lual-Acuil 6.8M.Dellavedova 5.5

Last 3 Head to Head Matches

DateMatchupScore Margin
16th Dec, 21Melbourne vs Sydney89-47(United by 42 Pts)
5th Dec, 21Sydney vs Melbourne79-74(Kings by 5 Pts)
29th May, 21Sydney vs Melbourne100-98(Kings by 2 Pts)

Prediction

The home side has won the last ten between these two sides, but Melbourne United was far too good for the Kings last Thursday Night.

United are beginning to look good, and the addition of Chris Goulding gives them some much-needed scoring power. Matthew Dellavedova and Caleb Agada have been very good defensively so far and will make it challenging for the Kings guards to have any impact.

King’s big man Jarell Martin was impressive in the win over the JackJumpers, but he will need some support coming up against a much more talented Melbourne United outfit.

Melbourne United are the favourites and may break the trend of the home side winning this matchup.

Prediction – Melbourne United (Win) ⭐

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