Melbourne United vs New Zealand, NBL Tips

Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers Dec 18th
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NBL Sunday kicks off at 1 pm Eastern Standard time, with Melbourne United hosting the New Zealand Breakers at John Cain Arena.

Melbourne United is coming off one of the most one-sided wins in recent times against Sydney last Thursday. They led from start to finish and made easy work of the Kings, winning the match 89-47. Caleb Agada led the way with 21 points for United, whilst the defence of former NBA Champion Matthew Dellavedova was second to none.

The winless New Zealand Breakers are coming off a spirited double-overtime loss to the Illawarra Hawks on Friday Night. They are now 0 and 4, but have been pretty good in their last couple of games. Big man Yannick Wetzell was brilliant in the loss with 25 Points and 17 Rebounds.

Can Melbourne United put up a similar performance as they did against the Kings on Thursday Night, or will the New Zealand Breakers finally get their first win?

This should be a cracking NBL Match on NBL Sunday, and here are some NBL Tips and NBL Predictions.

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Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers

Venue – John Cain Arena

Tip Off – 1pm Eastern Standard Time

Season Record

TeamWin/LossHomeAway
Melbourne1-21-10-1
New Zealand0-40-00-4

Season Team Statistics

TeamPPGOpp PPGRebsAssistsTu
Melbourne 83.073.349.315.014.7
New Zealand 83.494.837.813.514.0

Shooting Statistics

TeamFG %3PT %FT %
Melbourne 39.4%35.2%83.0%
New Zealand 44.6%31.5%77.4%

Player Stat Leaders

TeamPointsRebsAssists
Melbourne C.Agada 16.0B.Newley 6.7M.Dellavedova 5.0
New Zealand Y.Wetzell 21.0 Y.Wetzell 8.0W.M-White 4.5

Last 3 Head to Head Matches

DateMatchupScore Margin
28th April, 21Melb vs NZ90-76(United by 14 Pts)
10th April, 21Melb vs NZ84-78(United by 6 Pts)
25th March, 21NZ vs Melb79-82(United by 3 Pts)

Prediction

Melbourne United have won nine of the last ten matches against the New Zealand Breakers and get them at a good time. The Breakers are coming off an intense double-overtime loss to the Illawarra Hawks on Friday Night and may find it tough to back it up in such a short period.

The Melbourne United win against the Sydney Kings is difficult to read too much into as the Kings were simply not on. However, United did play intense defence in that match and may bring the same intensity for this clash with the Breakers.

Melbourne United should get this one done at home.

Prediction – Melbourne United (Win) ⭐⭐

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