Saturday NBL Predictions, Round 14 March 5
Saturday NBL Action for Round 14 of NBL22 and we have a match in Tasmania, and a match in Melbourne.
The hot shooting Tasmania JackJumpers will take on an injury depleted New Zealand Breakers at the Silverdome in Tasmania.
The red hot Melbourne United side will play host to the Brisbane Bullets at John Cain Arena on the Saturday evening.
Here are some Saturday NBL Predictions for Round 14, March 5 of NBL22.
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Tasmania JackJumpers vs New Zealand Breakers
Venue – Silverdome
Tip Off – 5.30pm EST
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Quick Game Facts
- The Breakers last four losses have been by an average of 23 points
- Tasmania has won both of the clashes between these two sides by an average of 16.5 points
- Tasmania have lost 3 of their past 4 games
- Tasmania have struggled on the boards in their last two games. They have lost the rebound count 88 to 64 in their last two outings
- New Zealand have also struggled to rebound the basketball over their last four games. They have lost the rebound count 180 to 133 in that period
- The JackJumpers have covered the points line in 5 of their last 6 night games
- The JackJumpers are 23/48, at 47.9% from beyond the three-point line in their 2 wins over the Breakers this season
Quick Player Facts – Tasmania JackJumpers
- Josh Magette has averaged 7.5 assists in his two matches against the Breakers this season
- Josh Magette has had 5+ assists in 8 of his past 9 matches
- Josh Adams is 13/22, at 59% from beyond the three-point line across his last 3 games
- Jack McVeigh is averaging 15.6 points across his last 7 games
- MiKyle McIntosh is averaging 13.4 points across his last 5 games
Quick Player Facts – New Zealand Breakers
- Hugo Besson is averaging 17 points across his last 3 games
- Peyton Siva has had a total of 14 steals across his last 5 games, at 2.8 per match
- Peyton Siva is 22/55, at 40% from behind the three-point line over his last 7 games. He is averaging 16 points in that period
- Import Chasson Randle is averaging 11 points in 26.5 minutes of action, across 4 games for the Breakers
Tasmania have been one of the better NBL Sides over the last few weeks and they will see this as an opportunity to get another win.
The New Zealand Breakers were competitive in the first half in their loss to the Hawks, but ran out of gas in the latter stages of the contest.
The JackJumpers have been hitting threes at a high percentage in recent games, and if they continue that, they should win this game comfortably.
The JackJumpers should be too strong at home, but the Breakers have surprised a few times this season.
Prediction – Tasmania JackJumpers (Win) ⭐⭐
Melbourne United vs Brisbane Bullets
Venue – John Cain Arena
Tip Off – 8pm EST
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Quick Game Facts
- The combined Game Total average for the last 5 games between these two sides is 186 points
- Brisbane seem to get into a shootout at John Cain Arena. 8 of their past 9 games have gone over the projected Game Total at that venue
- Melbourne average 91.1 points at home this season
- Brisbane average 78 points away from home this season
- Melbourne United have won 12 of their last 14 matches
- Melbourne have won 11 consecutive night games
- Melbourne have covered the points line in four consecutive matches
- Melbourne United are on a 4 game winning streak
- The Brisbane Bullets have lost 5 consecutive away matches
- The Bullets have lost their last three away matches by an average of just 2.7 points
- Melbourne have won 4 of their past 5 games against Brisbane
- Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman, will coach his 250th NBL Match tonight
- Nathan Sobey has been ruled out of action for 4 weeks, due to a knee injury
Quick Player Facts – Melbourne United
- Chris Goulding has an average of 19.6 points across his last 5 games against the Bullets
- Chris Goulding is 26/54, at 48.1% from beyond the arc in his last 5 games against the Bullets
- Jo Lual-Acuil has had 8+ rebounds in 9 of his past 10 matches
- Jo Lual-Acuil is averaging 22.4 points across his last 5 games
- Caleb Agada is averaging 13.5 points and 8 rebounds across his last 4 games
- Matthew Dellavedova is averaging 6.3 assists across his last 6 games
- Jack White is averaging 12.3 points and 8.8 rebounds across his last 8 games
- Shea Ili is averaging 11.3 points, 4.8 assists and 2.3 steals across his last 4 games as a backup guard
Quick Player Facts – Brisbane Bullets
- Jason Cadee has averaged of 5.3 assists in his last 4 games against United
- Jason Cadee is averaging 6.8 assists across his last 5 matches
- Nathan Sobey has an average of 22.4 points across his last 5 games against United
- Nathan Sobey is 18/43, at 41.9% from beyond the three-point line in his last 5 games against United
- Nathan Sobey has been on a minutes restriction. He is averaging 17 minutes across his last 2 games back from injury. He has averaged 12.5 points in that period
- Lamar Patterson is averaging 20.5 points across his last 8 games
- Lamar Patterson has had 4+ assists in 6 of his past 7 games
- Robert Franks has the hot hand from beyond the arc over the last 6 games. He is 18/40, at 45%, and averaging 18.5 points in that period
- Bullets big man Tyrell Harrison is averaging just 3.5 rebounds across his last 8 games
Melbourne United have been a lot better than expected this season, as many had them projected to battle to make the finals.
Their defence has been solid all season, which can be credited to the addition of Matthew Dellavedova, Caleb Agada and Jack White being fully fit.
The Bullets are again without Nathan Sobey for this clash, and will be relying heavily on Lamar Patterson to take the game on, and Robert Franks to hit open shots. This is a big ask in Melbourne, and they take on a United side that has been solid all season.
Jo Lual-Acuil is a game time decision for this clash, but back up 213cm big man, Ariel Hukporti will be ready to go.