We take a look at Thursday’s (14/02/2019) second NBL 2019 match which is between the Melbourne United and Cairns Taipans. Melbourne United go into the match as the short priced favourites and they will be very hard to beat.
When: Thursday February 14th, 7:50pm
Where: MELBOURNE ARENA
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Even after holding on for a two-point win over the 36ers, Melbourne’s 12-point loss to the Kings last week ultimately cost them the top spot on the ladder. United now find themselves tied on percentage points with the Wildcats, setting up a pivotal home game against this year’s wooden spooners.
Cairns snapped their five-game losing streak last week in a nine-point win over the Bullets at home. Melo Trimble’s 23-point effort proved the difference, but it’s worth noting Cairns still struggled from beyond the three-point line.
United have won four straight over Cairns dating back to last season, although they did need an extra quarter of overtime to walk away with a 10-point win last month. Even so, there’s too much on the line for United to let this slip, and with a 16-1 record as the home favourite against the Taipans, they should have no trouble putting the pressure back on Perth.
Tip: Melbourne United at $1.25
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change