The Illawarra Hawks’ guaranteed wooden spoon finish has been compounded by the news that LaMelo Ball has played his last game at the club. Meanwhile, the Sydney Kings’ grip on top spot is looking slightly shaky. We take a look at Friday’s (24/1/2020) NBL 2020 Round 17 match which is between the Illawarra Hawks and Sydney Kings.
When: Friday January 24, 7:35PM
Where: WIN Entertainment Centre
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Hawks have won three of their last four against the Kings. The Kings scored a hard-fought 92-87 home win in November, but the Hawks pulled off a king-sized upset on New Year’s Eve, prevailing 85-80 in Wollongong.
Unfortunately, the Hawks have lost all five games since by an average margin of almost 14 points. They were taken to the cleaners in Brisbane last week, 106-77. The Kings have won three of their last four after a patchy December. Last weekend was a mixed bag, going down away to the Breakers before thumping the Phoenix by 17 points.
It shapes as a case of the Kings by how many? There’s a 10.5-point line in play, so the under may be the better option with the Hawks posting 82 points or less in their last three.
Tip: Sydney Kings at $1.16
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change