We take a look at Thursday nights (28/02/2019) NBL Semi Final 2019 match which is between the Melbourne United and Sydney Kings. Melbourne United go into the match as the heavy favourites and should be hard to beat at home.
When: Thursday February 28th at 7:50PM
Where: MELBOURNE ARENA
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Bad news Kings fans – Melbourne United kick off their finals campaign at home on Thursday night.
Sydney haven’t defeated United in Melbourne since 2016, and to make matters worse, they’ve won just twice in their last 12 encounters.
As the home favourite Melbourne are 14-4 over the last 12 months, while the Kings own a less than favourable 5-11 record as the away underdog vs. Melbourne. Fortunately for the Kings, they roll into this game with some form on their side having defeated the Taipans by five-points last week, but it’s still tough to back against a Melbourne side that completely destroyed the Wildcats by 11-points.
The last time these sides met Sydney walked away with a blowout 97-85 win over United at home, while their last visit to Melbourne earlier in November resulted in a narrow two-point loss. If the Kings are to cause an upset they’ll need a big game from the league’s leading rebounder Andrew Bogut, but since Sydney have lost two of their last three home games, your best off sticking with Melbourne at home.
Tip: Melbourne United at $1.58
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change