Sitting third on the NBL ladder, the Cairns Taipans go into Friday night’s clash against the bottom of the ladder Illawarra Hawks red-hot favourite and for good reason. We take a look at Friday’s (31/1/2020) NBL 2020 Round 18 match which is between the Cairns Taipans and Illawarra Hawks.
When: Friday January 31, 8:00PM
Where: Cairns Convention Centre
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Many have accused the Taipans of being flat-track bullies this season but they managed to get a rare win away from the Snake Pit beating the South East Melbourne Phoenix last Sunday.
This win should give them some confidence going into this clash against the Hawks who have actually had the wood on them in recent times.
Illawarra has won its past nine games against Cairns.
That’s quite the winning streak but the Hawks are also on a six-game losing streak.
You could take the long shot and take the Hawks at $4.90, or be sensible and realize that the Taipans go into this with 14 wins, four matches to go and solid percentage.
Beating the Hawks would be great to break the monkey off the back for them and put them into the NBL finals.
There’s never been a better time to do it and they should be able to get the job done come Friday night.
Tip: Cairns Taipans at $1.12
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change