NBL Saturday Round 20 Predictions, April 16th

NBL Saturday Round 20 Predictions, April 16th

Saturday NBL Action for Round 20 of NBL22, and we have two matches to look forward to.

It all starts at John Cain Arena, where Melbourne United will be looking to strengthen their hold on the top spot on the NBL Ladder with a match against the Brisbane Bullets.

We then head to Perth, where the Perth Wildcats have a matchup with the Cairns Taipans, which is now a must-win game.

Another awesome Saturday of NBL Hoops for NBL22.

Here are some NBL Saturday Round 20 Predictions and NBL Tips for Saturday, April 16, 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 ⭐32/6152%
2 Star ⭐⭐40/5277%
3 Star ⭐⭐⭐10/1283%
Overall Season Tips 82/125 66%

Melbourne United vs Brisbane Bullets

Venue – John Cain Arena

Tip Off – 5.30pm EST

Season Record

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 5

Season Scoring

TeamPPGOpp PPGGame Total Ave

Quick Game Facts

  • Melbourne United have lost 3 of their last 4 home matches
  • Melbourne United have won 3 consecutive matches
  • Brisbane have won 3 out of their past 4 away matches
  • Melbourne have won 4 consecutive matches against the Brisbane Bullets
  • Brisbane has lost 7 consecutive Saturday Night games


Melbourne United will need this win to further strengthen their position on top of the NBL Table.

Matthew Dellavedova is a game time decision for Melbourne in this clash, and the Bullets welcome back top scorer Robert Franks.

Melbourne have plenty to play for and are the red hot favourites, but the Bullets have been ok away from home recently and may put up a fighting effort.

Prediction – Melbourne United (Win) ⭐⭐

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Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans

Venue – RAC Arena

Tip Off – 8pm EST

Season Record

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 5

Season Scoring

TeamPPGOpp PPGGame Total Ave

Quick Game Facts

  • The Perth Wildcats have lost 4 of their past 5 home matches
  • Cairns have won 3 of their past 4 away matches
  • The Perth Wildcats have won 7 consecutive matches against the Cairns Taipans
  • The Perth Wildcats have failed to cover the points line in 7 consecutive matches


Any other season a Wildcats home game against a side with a losing record, would be almost a certain victory.

The Perth Wildcats do not look the same on the defensive end this season and have been struggling for consistency on the offensive end in recent matches.

Cairns guard Scott Machado is out of this clash, which will make it tough for the Taipans, but if the Wildcats continue to play like they have been, any side is a genuine chance against them.

The Wildcats should bounce back, but they have been completely out of form recently.

Prediction – Perth Wildcats (Win) ⭐⭐