The Sydney Kings would have to lose to the wooden-spoon Illawarra Hawks – by plenty – to surrender top spot heading into the semis. We take a look at Friday’s (14/2/2020) NBL 2020 Round 20 match which is between the Sydney Kings and Illawarra Hawks.
When: Friday February 14, 8:00PM
Where: Qudos Bank Arena
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Kings have won six of their last eight and bounced back from their Round 18 loss in Perth with a 99-96 victory away to the Phoenix. They have lead the NBL from go to whoa, but the Kings’ form is not where it was over the first two months of the season. It’s also unlikely Andrew Bogut will be risked before the playoffs.
The 5-22 Hawks have won nine straight – including their last three on the road by 17-plus points.
This season the Kings bookended wins in Sydney (92-87) and Wollongong (102-79) with a shock 85-80 away loss to the Hawks.
It’s always tough taking a home favourite with a line as big as this one, particularly as the Kings aren’t at their best. The Hawks have been held to 79 points or less in their last five games, so the under may be a more astute play.
Tip: Sydney Kings at $1.07
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change