We take a look at Thursday’s (14/02/2019) NBL 2019 match which is between the New Zealand Breakers and Illawarra Hawks. The Breakers go into the match as the short priced favourites and they do look hard to beat.
When: Thursday February 14th, 5:20PM
Where: TSB ARENA
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Breakers meet the Hawks for the second week in a row following last week’s impressive 96-81 win on the road. The loss put a fork in Illawarra’s remaining finals hopes, but at least there’s a chance to end the season on a high note.
With home-court advantage this time around, the Breakers enter as the rightful favourites. New Zealand are 11-5 against the Hawks in this scenario, with their last home game against Illawarra resulting in a 96-79 blowout win back in December.
The Hawks didn’t do a whole lot wrong last week, they just couldn’t hit a three-point shot. Illawarra finished the game a measly 26% from beyond the arc, while the Breakers were spectacular shooting 54% from the field. Since New Zealand have looked tough to beat at home this year, it’s tough to see the Hawks’ fortunes changing.
Tip: New Zealand Breakers at $1.44
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change