NBL Round 16 Predictions, Saturday March 19

NBL Round 16 Predictions, Saturday March 19

Saturday NBL Action for Round 16 of NBL22 and we have a couple of big matches to look forward to.

The Tasmania JackJumpers will play host to the Illawarra Hawks in Tasmania, whilst the South East Melbourne Phoenix will host the Sydney Kings at the John Cain Arena.

Another big day of hoops to look forward to.

Here are some NBL Round 16 Predictions for Saturday March 19 2022.

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

NBL Season Prediction Form

NBL TipsResult%
1 Star ⭐26/4854%
2 Star ⭐⭐30/3879%
3 Star ⭐⭐⭐7/888%
Overall Season Tips 63/94 67%

Tasmania JackJumpers vs Illawarra Hawks

Venue – Silverdome

Tip Off – 5.30pm EST

Season Record

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 5

Season Scoring

TeamPPGOpp PPGGame Total Ave

Quick Game Facts

  • Tasmania have won 8 of their past 11 matches
  • The Illawarra Hawks have won 6 of their past 8 games
  • Tasmania have won both of their matches against the Hawks this season and the combined Game Total average is 170 points
  • The combined Game Total average for Tasmania home games this season is 151 points
  • Tasmania are 36/80, at 45% from the three-point line in their two wins against the Hawks. The Hawks are just 12/55, at 21.8% in the two losses

Quick Player Facts – Tasmania JackJumpers

  • Josh Adams is averaging just 11.8 points across his last 5 games
  • Josh Magette is averaging just 10.6 points across his last 8 games
  • Josh Magette has had 3+ rebounds in 8 consecutive matches
  • Josh Magette has had 5+ assists in 10 of his past 12 games
  • Jack McVeigh has scored 12+ points in 8 of his past 10 matches
  • Clint Steindl is averaging 15 points across his last 2 games in just 15.5 minutes of action per match. The JackJumpers sharpshooter is 7/11, at 63.6% from the three-point line in that period

Quick Player Facts – Illawarra Hawks

  • Tyler Harvey has scored 16+ points in 3 of his past 4 matches
  • Duop Reath has had 8+ rebounds in 6 of his past 9 games
  • Duop Reath has scored 15+ points in 6 of his past 9 games
  • Sam Froling has scored 9 points or less in 6 of his past 8 games
  • Antonius Cleveland has scored 13+ points in 10 of his past 13 games
  • Antonius Cleveland has had 5+ rebounds in 7 of his past 8 games
  • Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 5 rebounds across his last 7 games


The Hawks can all but end the finals chances of the JackJumpers and they will want revenge after two consecutive losses to the NBL’s newestt franchise.

The Tasmania side has been playing good basketball, but they had to shoot the three-ball at a high percentage to defeat the Hawks both times this season.

They may very well be able to shoot it at a high percentage once again, but the Hawks are the more talented outfit and have been winning matches recently.

It is hard to be confident picking the Hawks, but they may very well be too strong in this one.

Prediction – Illawarra Hawks (Win) ⭐

Correct Tip
Final Score – Tasmania 65 Illawarra 91

Check out the Basketball Markets at the new and improved PlayUp.


South East Melbourne Phoenix vs Sydney Kings

Venue – John Cain Arena

Tip Off – 8pm EST

Season Record

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 5

Season Scoring

TeamPPGOpp PPGGame Total Ave

Quick Game Facts

  • South East Melbourne are on a 3 game losing streak
  • Sydney are on a 7 game winning streak
  • The Sydney Kings have won their last 3 away matches
  • The Sydney Kings have won 9 of the 10 matches against the Phoenix
  • The Phoenix have never scored 100+ points against the Sydney Kings
  • Sydney has lost 9 consecutive second quarters during night games John Cain Arena
  • Sydney big man Xavier Cooks is out of this clash

Quick Player Facts – South East Melbourne Phoenix

  • Mitch Creek has had 3+ assists in 11 of his past 12 games
  • Xavier Munford is averaging 16.7 points across his last 3 games
  • Zhou Qi is averaging 20.5 points and 10 rebounds across his last 2 games

Quick Player Facts – Sydney Kings

  • Xavier Cooks is averaging 20.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks across his last 5 games
  • Jaylen Adams is averaging 25.5 points and 7.3 assists across his last 4 games
  • Jarell Martin has had 15+ points in 9 of his past 11 games
  • Ian Clark is averaging 12 points in just over 20 minutes per match across his first 4 NBL Games


The Phoenix will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak and they are every chance in this clash with Kings big man Xavier Cooks not suiting up.

Phoenix big man Zhou Qi has been in fine form in recent matches, which puts a lot of pressure on Jarell Martin.

Phoenix guard Xavier Munford has also showed some improvement in recent games, and if Mitch Creek gets going, the Phoenix will be tough to beat at home.

The Phoenix are now favourites to win this one at home, but the Kings are still a talented outfit and will be no pushover.

Prediction – South East Melbourne Phoenix (Win) ⭐

Incorrect Tip
Finals Score – SEM 89 Sydney 91

Check out the Basketball Markets at the new and improved PlayUp.