NBL – Adelaide 36ers vs Melbourne United

Friday January 22, 4.30 PM (WST), Adelaide Arena

Adelaide have to keep on winning to hold fourth position and hosting the top of the table Melbourne United will be no easy feat.

Game rating – Adelaide 89 vs Melbourne 93

Adelaide have been flirting with danger in their past two games, coming from behind versus the Crocs away and again against Sydney at home (96-89) when they were down at three quarter time, before finishing too strongly in the stretch.  Melbourne were far too strong for Cairns in both games last week, winning the second matchup at home (98-68).  Melbourne lead this series 2-1 with the last match played in Adelaide, resulting in a resounding victory to the 36 ers (91-81) after coach Demopoulos recorded a momentum changing bench technical foul at a critical stage in the last quarter for United.


Adelaide need to keep winning but that pressure was starting to tell on them Wednesday night with their second best player Daniel Johnson going missing with only 2 points and 6 rebounds.  A repeat of that effort and a slight downturn in performance from Randle and the 36 ers will be in trouble.  United seem to be over the coach-player woes which were distracting the team and the influence of Hakim Warrick off the bench is becoming too much for most teams to handle.  Both teams have won five games on the bounce but Melbourne appear to be the best positioned to win this match.

Suggested Bets

Option 1 – Melbourne to win $1.90

Option 2 – Game Total OVER provided it is set around the (176-179) mark

Option 3- Melbourne to lead wire to wire at $4.15

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