NBL Sunday Hoops Tips, Round 12 Feb 20

Sunday NBL Action for Round 12 of NBL22 and we have three matches to look forward to.

The Adelaide 36ers play host to the Cairns Taipans, Melbourne United take on the New Zealand Breakers and the Illawarra Hawks will tackle the Tasmania JackJumpers.

Another decent day of NBL Hoops.

Here are some NBL Sunday Hoops Tips and NBL Predictions for Sunday Feb 20, 2022.

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⭐ = A Tough Match to Pick

⭐⭐ = A Decent Chance

⭐⭐⭐ = Should Get the Win

NBL Season Prediction Form

NBL TipsResult%
1 Star ⭐19/3456%
2 Star ⭐⭐19/2673%
3 Star ⭐⭐⭐5/683%
Overall Season Tips 43/66 65%

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans

Venue – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Tip Off – 1pm EST

Season Record


Season Scoring

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Quick Game Facts

  • Adelaide has lost four of their last five matches
  • Cairns has lost six of their last seven matches
  • The home side has won the last 5 matches between these two sides
  • The winning margin has been 10 points or more, 6 of the last 7 times between these two sides
  • The Taipans have lost 24 of their last 27 away games


The Taipans made easy work of the 36ers in their match back in December and Adelaide will want revenge.

Cairns are out of form at the moment, but the 36ers have not looked that great this season either. The Taipans shot the three-ball at just 11% in their loss to the Hawks, and also turned the ball over 17 times.

Best to go with the home side in this match, and the 36ers should take advantage of a Cairns side that has been struggling.

Prediction – Adelaide 36ers (Win) ⭐⭐

Correct Tip
Final Score – Adelaide 82 Cairns 71

Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers

Venue – John Cain Arena

Tip Off – 3pm EST

Season Record

New Zealand4-91-23-7

Season Scoring

TeamPPGOpp PPGGame Total Ave
New Zealand78.185.4163.5

Quick Game Facts

  • Melbourne United have won 10 of their past 12 matches
  • Melbourne United have won 15 of their past 17 matches against the New Zealand Breakers
  • The combined Game Total average for United’s last 3 games at home is 180 points
  • The combined Game Total average for the Breakers last 5 games is 154 points
  • Seven of Melbourne’s last eight games have gone over the projected game total
  • Melbourne have been very good when they have consecutive home matches. They have covered the points line in 9 of their last 10 matches, following a home win

Quick Player Facts – Melbourne United

  • Chris Goulding has an average of 21 points in his last 3 games against the Breakers
  • Chris Goulding is 16/29, at 55% from the three-point line in his last 3 games against the Breakers
  • Jo Lual-Acuil is in top form right now. He is averaging 25.3 points and 13.8 rebounds across his last 4 games
  • Caleb Agada is 2/21 at under 10% from the three-point line over his last 5 games
  • Jack White is averaging 9.2 rebounds across his last 6 matches
  • Matthew Dellavedova has had 4+ assists in 13 of his 14 matches this season

Quick Player Facts – New Zealand Breakers

  • Finn Delany has an average of 7.3 rebounds in his last 3 games against Melbourne
  • Yannick Wetzell has been productive over his last 4 games. He has averaged 19 points and 7.8 rebounds in that period
  • Peyton Siva has had 43 three-point attempts across his last 5 games and is hitting them at 39.5%


Melbourne United are playing awesome basketball right now and have the in-form big man in the competition. It is hard to see New Zealand being able to stop Jo Lual-Acuil, and Chris Goulding plays well against the Breakers.

The Breakers have not backed up a win all season are up against it in Melbourne. Melbourne will come into this game as the red hot favourites.

Prediction – Melbourne United (Win) ⭐⭐⭐

Correct Tip
Final Score – Melbourne 108 New Zealand 73

Illawarra Hawks vs Tasmania JackJumpers

Venue – WIN Entertainment Centre

Tip Off – 5.30pm EST

Season Record


Season Scoring

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Quick Game Facts

  • Tasmania has won 4 of their past 5 matches
  • This is the first ever match between Illawarra and Tasmania
  • The combined Game Total average for the Hawks last 3 home games is 159 points
  • The combined Game Total average for JackJumpers games this season is 154 points
  • The Hawks have not backed up home wins well in recent times. They have failed to cover the points line in 14 of their past 16 matches, following a home win

Quick Player Facts – Illawarra Hawks

  • Duop Reath seems to have recovered from a mini slump. He is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds across his last 5 games
  • Antonius Cleveland has had 14+ points in 7 of his last 9 games
  • Sam Froling has failed to score double-figure points in 9 of 14 matches this season.
  • Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 4.7 assists across his last 3 games

Quick Player Facts – Tasmania JackJumpers

  • Josh Adams has scored 16+ points in 6 of his past 8 games
  • Josh Magette has had 4+ rebounds in 4 of his past 5 matches
  • Josh Magette is 15/31 at 48.4% from the three-point line over his last 4 games
  • Clint Steindl is just 2/18 at 11% from the three-point line over his last 5 games and averaging just 3.8 points in that period
  • Jack McVeigh is averaging 15 points over his last 4 games
  • Import MiKyle Mcintosh has only played 20+ minutes in 2 of his 13 matches this season


The JackJumpers have been good in recent weeks, but they may struggle if the Hawks play high intensity defence in this match.

The Hawks have a lot of offensive firepower and Tasmania will need to hit shots at a high percentage if they are any chance.

The Hawks should be too strong at home.

Prediction – Illawarra Hawks (Win) ⭐⭐

Incorrect Tip
Final Score – Illawarra 86 Tasmania 96