Cairns Taipans vs SEM Phoenix Prediction, October 5th 2023

Thursday Night NBL Action heats up in Round 2 of NBL24 as we journey to the far North Queensland, where the Cairns Taipans are set to host the South East Melbourne Phoenix at the Cairns Convention Centre.

In their opening match, the Cairns Taipans faced a tough challenge in New Zealand, ultimately falling to the Breakers with a score of 98-87. Meanwhile, the South East Melbourne Phoenix are riding high after a resounding victory last Sunday. They triumphed over the formidable Perth Wildcats, securing a remarkable 110-99 win on their home court.

With both teams showing their mettle in the early stages of the season, this Thursday Night Hoops matchup promises to be a thrilling spectacle for basketball enthusiasts and fans alike. The clash between the Taipans and the Phoenix is poised to deliver some high-intensity action and exciting plays, making it a must-watch game on the NBL calendar for the week.

Here is a Cairns Taipans vs SEM Phoenix Prediction for Thursday October 5th, 2023.

Cairns Taipans vs South East Melbourne Phoenix

Venue – Cairns Convention Centre

Tip Off – 7.30pm EST

Season Record


Season Scoring

TeamPPGOpp PPGGame Total Ave

Quick Game Facts

  • The Phoenix have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches
  • Five of the last 6 games between these two sides has gone under the projected Game Total
  • The combined Game Total average for the last 3 matches between these two sides is 171.3 points


The South East Melbourne Phoenix looked very good in their win over the Perth Wildcats last Sunday and will come into this clash full of confidence.

The Phoenix will be tough to beat, despite this match being away from home and both sides have been scoring semi-high numbers in recent matches.

Prediction – SEM Phoenix (Win)

Prediction – Game Total Over 177.5

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