SEM Phoenix vs Cairns Taipans, NBL Tips Round 8
Tuesday Night NBL Action for Round 8 of NBL22 and the South East Melbourne Phoenix will host the Cairns Taipans at the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium.
The Phoenix are coming off an impressive win against the Tasmania Jackjumpers and will be looking to get a string of victories together.
It seems like it has been ages since we saw the Cairns Taipans in action, and this is their first clash since New Year’s Eve.
The Taipans have only played one game in the last five weeks and have not been in action for almost a month. They were in pretty good form before most of their games got cancelled.
Many of the teams that have come back from an extended break have struggled early in games, and it will be interesting to see how the Taipans go in this one.
Here are some NBL Tips and NBL Predictions for the SEM Phoenix vs Cairns Taipans match on Tuesday, January 25th 2022.
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⭐ = A Tough Match to Pick
⭐⭐ = A Decent Chance
⭐⭐⭐ = Should Get the Win
NBL Season Prediction Form
|1 Star ⭐||12/18||67%|
|2 Star ⭐⭐||12/16||75%|
|3 Star ⭐⭐⭐||4/5||80%|
|Overall Season Tips||28/39||72%|
South East Melbourne Phoenix vs Cairns Taipans
Venue – Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium
Tip Off – 7.30pm EST
Season Team Statistics
|Team||FG %||3PT %||FT %|
Player Stat Leaders
|SEM||M.Creek 22.4||Z.Qi 7.2||X.Munford 4.6|
|Cairns||T.McCall 16.3||S.Zimmerman 11.0||T.McCall 6.0|
Last 3 Head to Head Matches
|28th May, 21||SEM vs Cairns||87-94||(Taipans by 7 Pts)|
|14th May, 21||SEM vs Cairns||106-77||(Phoenix by 29 Pts)|
|25th April, 21||Cairns vs SEM||66-86||(Phoenix by 20 Pts)|
- This is the Cairns Taipans first game for 26 days
- The combined Game Total average for these two sides this season is 159.3
- Xavier Munford has had 5+ Rebounds in his last 3 games
- Stephen Zimmerman has had 8+ Rebounds in every match so far
The Cairns Taipans have not played an NBL game for a while and may be a little bit rusty early in this one.
They come up against a Phoenix side that were good against the JackJumpers and won the rebound count 60-36. They did turn the ball over 20 times in that match, and will need to protect the ball a bit better against a Cairns side that has been good defensively so far this season.
The Taipans have got good service from their imports this season and Majok Deng stepped up in their last match with 27 points in the loss to the Wildcats.
The Phoenix will be tough at home, but it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the Taipans stick around for an extended period in this match.