The in-form Brisbane Bullets are on the cusp of the top four. With a road trip to Adelaide this weekend as well, they will know the importance of this clash with a SE Melbourne outfit that is striving to stay in the semi-final mix. We take a look at Thursday’s (23/1/2020) NBL 2020 Round 17 match which is between the Brisbane Bullets and South East Melbourne Phoenix.
When: Thursday January 23, 7:35PM
Where: Nissan Arena
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The 11-11 Bullets have won their last three, backing up wins over the Wildcats and Breakers with a 29-point beatdown of the Hawks. Brisbane have crafted an impressive 7-3 record at home and sit fifth on the ladder, behind United only on percentages.
The 9-13 Phoenix are second-last; a win here is imperative. A pair of losses to heavyweights the Wildcats (97-71) and Kings (98-81) has put the NBL’s newcomers on the ropes. The Phoenix are just 3-8 on the road – though one of those was in Brisbane.
The Phoenix have won both of their games against the Bullets to date comfortably. They romped to a 113-93 home win in Week 2, before carving out a 110-95 away result in Round 9. But the trajectory of both teams’ seasons have reversed since then and the Bullets should be able to cover against the out-of-sorts Phoenix.
Tip: Brisbane Bullets at $1.32
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change