New Zealand Breakers vs Illawarra Hawks, Feb 2nd 2022

Round 10 of NBL22 kicks off on Wednesday February the 2nd and we have the New Zealand Breakers taking on the Illawarra Hawks at the MyState Bank Arena.

The Breakers are in desperate need of a win and were well outclassed in their loss to the JackJumpers last Sunday. They only shot the ball at 35% from the field in that loss and also lost the rebound count 49-33. They will need to regroup and bring their A Game if they are any hope against Brian Goorjian and the Hawks.

The Hawks are coming off an impressive win over the Taipans, after two consecutive losses to the Perth Wildcats. They now have their confidence back and will be tough to beat.

Here are some NBL Tips and NBL Predictions for the New Zealand Breakers vs Illawarra Hawks, on Feb 2nd 2022.

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New Zealand Breakers vs Illawarra Hawks

Venue – MyState Bank Arena

Tip Off – 7.30pm EST

Season Record

New Zealand2-80-2 *2-6

Season Team Statistics

TeamPPGOpp PPGRebsAssistsTu
New Zealand77.687.636.914.711.6

Shooting Statistics

TeamFG %3PT %FT %
New Zealand41.2%28.3%74.4%

Player Stat Leaders

New ZealandY.Wetzell 17.1Y.Wetzell 7.1W.McDowell-White 4.0
IllawarraT.Harvey 16.5S.Froling 9.3X.Rathan-Mayes 3.5

Last 3 Head to Head Matches

DateMatchupScore Margin
17th Dec, 21Illawarra vs NZ97-96(Hawks by 1 Point)
28th May, 21NZ vs Illawarra73-84(Hawks by 11 Pts)
15th May, 21Illawarra vs NZ73-71(Hawks by 2 Pts)

Quick Game Facts

  • The Breakers have gotten the fast start against the Hawks in recent times. They have won the first quarter 11 straight times when the game is played in the evening
  • The combined Game Total average excluding overtime, for the last 4 matches between these two sides is just 149 points
  • The Illawarra Hawks have won 7 of their past 9 away matches
  • The Illawarra Hawks have won their last 5 matches against the New Zealand Breakers

Quick Player Facts

  • Tyler Harvey has had no trouble scoring against the Breakers in recent times. He has averaged 26.2 points per game in the last five meetings against New Zealand
  • Finn Delany has an average of 14.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in his last 5 games against the Hawks
  • Jeremiah Martin has scored 20+ points in 3 of his past 5 games
  • Tyler Harvey has scored 16 points or more in 3 straight matches
  • Sam Froling has had 8+ rebounds in 6 of his past 7 matches
  • Antonius Cleveland is averaging 17 points per game across his last 3 matches


The Illawarra Hawks have gotten the better of the New Zealand Breakers in recent times, winning the last 5 against them. They have also been impressive on the road and are coming off a big win against the Cairns Taipans.

New Zealand were poor in their loss to Tasmania and were never in the match, being down by 26 points at the half. They shot the ball at just 35% from the field in that loss and will need more production from some of their star players if they are to be any chance in this match.

Tyler Harvey from the Hawks looks very confident with the basketball right now and is shooting the ball well.

The Hawks will be tough to beat in this one, but New Zealand will be expected to put on a better showing.

Prediction – Illawarra Hawks (Win) ⭐⭐