Melbourne United ($3.30), Sydney ($4.00) and Perth ($4.33) head betting for the NBL season which gets underway tomorrow, but it’s Adelaide and Brisbane that punters have been putting their money on in the pre-season.
- More bets placed on Adelaide than any other side to win Championship
- Brisbane firm from $67 into $6.50
- Favourites Melbourne United have been shunned by punters
The 36ers opened at $18 with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au, but more than one-quarter of all bets have been placed on them, forcing Adelaide’s price into $8.00.
The Bullets are back in the NBL and were originally the rank outsiders at $67, but as their roster has built up, their price has tumbled into $6.50.
Cairns are the new outsiders to win the title at $21, but are the third best backed side having come in from as much as $36.
“Punters aren’t keen on the short price available for Melbourne United but we see them as the team to beat. Brisbane and Adelaide shape as the surprise packets judging by the weight of money,” saidsportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$3.30 Melbourne United (out from $2.70)
$4.00 Sydney Kings
$4.33 Perth Wildcats
$6.50 Brisbane Bullets (in from $67)
$8.00 Adelaide 36ers (in from $18)
$9.50 New Zealand Breakers
$15 Illawarra Hawks
$21 Cairns Taipans (in from $36)
Brisbane v Perth
Illawarra v Adelaide
New Zealand v Melbourne
$2.20 New Zealand
Perth v Cairns
Sydney v Brisbane
Melbourne Utd v Adelaide