The second match of a Thursday Night NBL Round 6 doubleheader, and it is the out-of-form Perth Wildcats that will host the Tasmania JackJumpers at the RAC Arena.
The Perth Wildcats are out of sorts at the moment and will be looking for revenge against a side that defeated them 103-72 in Tasmania on the 22nd of October.
The JackJumpers have been playing some good basketball of late, and this is shaping up as a Thursday Night Blockbuster in Perth.
Here is a Perth Wildcats vs Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction for Round 6 of NBL23.
Perth Wildcats vs Tasmania JackJumpers
Venue – RAC Arena
Tip Off – 9.30pm EST
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Quick Game Facts
- The Perth Wildcats have lost 8 of their past 12 matches at RAC Arena
- The Tasmania JackJumpers have won 4 of their past 5 regular season matches
- The combined Game Total average for the last four matches between these two sides is 173.5 points
Quick Player Facts – Perth Wildcats
- Bryce Cotton is 34/35, at 97.1% from the free-throw line across the first 7 games
- Brady Manek is averaging just 5.7 points in 21 minutes of action across his last 3 games. He is 2/12, at 16.7% from the three-point line in that time
- Todd Blanchfield is averaging just 8 points in 26.6 minutes of action across the first 7 games
Quick Player Facts – Tasmania JackJumpers
- Milton Doyle is averaging 18.4 points across his last 5 games
- Rashard Kelly is averaging 13.5 points and 8.3 rebounds across his last 4 games. He is just 1/14, at 7.1% from the three-point line in that time
- Josh Magette has scored 11 points or less in 7 of 8 matches this season. He averaged 12.2 points per game last season
The Perth Wildcats are struggling at the moment, but take on a Tasmania side that has just come off a 94-62 loss to the New Zealand Breakers.
Perth are the favourites at home and are every chance to win this match, but they are not getting much from their imports and Bryce Cotton is the main focus of their offence.
These two sides have played some higher scoring matches recently, and it would not at all be surprising if the JackJumpers stick around for the majority of the contest.