The Sydney Kings still need to win both of their remaining games to confirm a top-of-the-table finish. They recovered from a December slump by going 5-1 in January, but went down 110-100 to the Wildcats on the road last Saturday. We take a look at Sunday’s (09/2/2020) NBL 2020 Round 18 match which is between the South East Melbourne Phoenix and Sydney Kings.
When: Sunday February 9, 3:00PM
Where: Melbourne Arena
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Andrew Bogut missed the trip and the Kings will be eager to get him back on the court. The performance of Jae’Sean Tate (23 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast) was a positive.
The 9-16 Phoenix’s debut campaign has petered out. They are currently on a five-game losing streak, including a 100-93 defeat in Adelaide last Sunday – despite 27 points and 5 assists from MVP contender Mitch Creek.
The Kings have won all three of their clashes with the Phoenix to date. They grabbed a 90-86 win in Melbourne in their maiden encounter, before carving out victories by 12- and 17-point margins in Sydney.
The Kings have lost four of their last five on the road, but the importance of getting the W here should ensure they roll over the top of the Phoenix.
Tip: Sydney Kings at $1.41
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change