The bookies have installed the Hawks as a $3.00 pop this week as they return home to face Melbourne without LaMelo Ball. We take a look at Monday’s (16/12/2019) NBL 2019 match which is between the Illawarra Hawks and Melbourne United.
When: Monday December 16, 7:30PM AEDT
Where: WIN Entertainment Centre
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Illawarra’s season was already in strife sitting at the very bottom of the ladder at 3-10. Now without their star player, it might be a long time between wins for Matt Finn’s side.
If there is one piece of good news for the Hawks its that Melbourne comes into this game on short rest following Saturday’s game against the Kings. United’s last visit to the Win Centre resulted in an 87-81 defeat last month, but it’s doubtful we see the same kind of result this time around.
United has really clicked into gear now leading the league in points-per-game as well as the highest three-point shooting percentage. Considering the Hawks rank dead last in both of those categories, this one is kind of a no-brainer.
Tip: Melbourne United at $1.30
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change