We take a look at Saturday’s (5/10/2019) NBL 2019 match which is between the Perth Wildcats and the Melbourne United.
When: Saturday, October 5th at 5:30PM
Where: RAC Arena
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
This shapes up as a tough turnaround for United as they travel to Perth following Thursday night’s game to face the Wildcats in a Grand Final rematch.
The defending champion Wildcats enter the season at $5.00 behind Melbourne ($2.80) to retain their title, and this game should tell us all we need to know about Perth after a rather flat preseason.
Perth lost twice to the 36ers in their three-game set against Adelaide last month, but as we saw last season, home-court advantage counts for a lot.
The Wildcats finished the 2018/19 season 12-2 at RAC Arena, while United finished with a ho-hum 8-6 record on the road.
There’s no shortage of star power on the court this week as all eyes will be on Perth’s Bryce Cotton to repeat his stunning Grand Final performance. On the other side, Melbourne’s Melo Trimble will also garner plenty of attention.
It’s very tough to back against the Wildcats at home, especially with United coming in on short rest.
The Wildcats are 13-5 as the home favourites against Melbourne and considering Perth has won their last two games against United by double-digits, it’s worth backing this one to get a little out of hand.
Tip: Perth Wildcats at $1.53
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change