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NBL24 Round 19 Predictions & Tips

February 9th 2024, 8:21pm, By: Jake Smit

NBL24 Betting Tips

We’re into the second last weekend of the NBL24 regular season which is Round 19. There are six games on the schedule with double-headers set to play out on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. As always, we have you covered with our free preview and best bet for each game below!

Also, we’re providing previews and expert betting tips for every game of the NBL24 season, so make sure to head over to our NBL Tips page regularly to keep up to date with all of our content.

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NBL24 Round 19 Preview & Betting Tips

New Zealand Breakers vs Illawarra Hawks

Friday 5:30pm AEDT, February 9th, Spark Arena

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Brisbane Bullets vs Adelaide 36ers

Friday 7:30pm AEDT, February 9th, Nissan Arena

The 12-14 Bullets will host the 11-15 36ers in what will feel like an elimination final in the second game of Friday night’s double-header. The Bullets have gone off the boil a touch in recent weeks and have lost three of their past four games, while the 36ers were on a four-game win streak prior to their last start loss against the methodical JackJumpers. Not a lot splits these teams in terms of their record and ladder position, and nothing separates them in their season series which is currently tied at one win apiece. With so much at stake in the penultimate regular season round, you can expect both teams to bring their best effort and intensity, which turns the game into more of a defensive slog more often than not. The current total points line sits at 180 at UniBet, and that seems far too high, especially considering there’s been an average of 169 points scored across their two meetings this campaign.

Under 180 Points

$1.91 (1.5 Units)

 

SE Melbourne Phoenix vs Tasmania JackJumpers

Saturday 5:30pm AEDT, February 10th, John Cain Arena

The end of the season can’t come quick enough for the Phoenix who have been copping flogging after flogging in the second half of NBL24. Injuries have been the main reason for their demise and there has been little to no letup in that space. The Phoenix have lost 10 of their past 12 games and are almost certain to finished on the bottom of the standings. Meanwhile, the JackJumpers put their best foot forward last time out against the 36ers whom them beat convincingly at home. Importantly, they were able to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since Round 10, which was sure to please coach Scott Roth who had been furious with his team’s inconsistency. The JackJumpers will be eager to finish the regular season well to secure a home final or two in the post-season, and I expect them to be far too good for the Phoenix on Saturday night as a result.

Tasmania JackJumpers -8.5

$1.85 (3 Units)

 

Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans

Saturday 8pm AEDT, February 10th, RAC Arena

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Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers

Sunday 2pm AEDT, February 11th, John Cain Arena

Melbourne United did all their heavy lifting early in the season and have been in cruise control of late. They remain two games clear on top of the standings and are a lock to remain there. Still, they’d prefer to be heading into the post-season in better form than they’re currently in, as they’ve traded wins with losses across their past eight outings. In contrast, the New Zealand Breakers are in anything but cruise control, with every one of their remaining games being high intensity, do-or-die battles. They managed to pull out a terrific three-point win against the in-form Hawks in their opening game of Round 19, led by Parker Jackson-Cartwright who was immense with 31 points and seven assists. The Breakers now find themselves in fifth spot in the standings and may only need one more win from their remaining three games to clinch a playoff berth. With that in mind, I expect them to be doing everything they can to push United all the way on Sunday.

New Zealand Breakers +7.5

$1.90 (2 Units)

 

Sydney Kings vs Illawarra Hawks

Sunday 4pm AEDT, February 11th, Qudos Bank Arena

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Based on the South-West coast of Victoria, Jake has been an avid sports fanatic since he could walk. Aussie Rules, basketball, and soccer are his main three loves, but he's also got a soft spot for countless other sports.

Besides being a major contributor to our sports and fantasy content since 2017, Jake is our Content Manager & Editor and helps to plan and coordinate our team of writers every week. He's also one of the unlucky ones that is a keen Port Adelaide and Phoenix Suns fan, so go easy on him.

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