The NBL Finals for NBL22 are upon us and it all kicks off on Thursday evening at John Cain Arena, where Melbourne United will play host to the Tasmania JackJumpers in Game 1 of a 3 Game series.
Melbourne finished the season on top of the NBL Table and were impressive for the majority of the season, whilst the JackJumpers scraped into the finals after a massive choke from the Perth Wildcats who fell out in the last game.
Another awesome night of hoops to look forward to, and expect there to be a lot of intensity on the defensive end in the coming matches.
Here is a Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction on Thursday, April 28th.
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⭐ = A Tough Match to Pick
⭐⭐ = A Decent Chance
⭐⭐⭐ = Should Get the Win
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Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers
Venue – John Cain Arena
Tip Off – 7.30pm EST
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Quick Game Facts
- Melbourne United have won 5 of their past 6 matches
- Tasmania have won 10 of their past 12 matches
- Tasmania have won 6 consecutive matches away from home
- The combined Game Total average for the three matches between these two sides this season was 157 points
- Five of United’s last six games have gone under the projected Game Total
Quick Player Facts – Melbourne United
- Jo Lual-Acuil has blocked 9 shots across his last 4 games
- Chris Goulding has hit 3+ three-point shots in 6 of his past 7 games
- Chris Goulding has scored 16+ points in 5 of his past 7 games
- Caleb Agada is just 1/18, at 6% from the three-point line across his last 5 games
- Shea Ili is averaging 9.3 points and 5.7 assists across his last 3 games
Quick Player Facts – Tasmania JackJumpers
- Josh Adams is averaging 21.7 points across his last 3 games
- Josh Magette has had 6+ assists in 5 of his past 7 games
- The JackJumpers are 7-1 this season when Jack McVeigh his 3+ three-point shots
- Clint Steindl is averaging just 6.4 points across his last 7 games
- MiKyle McIntosh is averaging 13.8 points across his last 5 games
The jury is out on whether or not Melbourne United went at 100% in their loss to the JackJumpers last weekend, but avoiding Bryce Cotton and the Perth Wildcats in the first round of playoffs might have been on the agenda.
The JackJumpers are in the playoffs and if anything, it may inspire them even more.
This is Melbourne United’s to lose, but expect the JackJumpers to have a real crack until the final whistle blows.
Prediction – Melbourne United (Win) ⭐⭐
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