NBL – Perth Wildcats v Sydney Kings

Friday January 15, 6.30 PM, Perth Arena

The Wildcats finally return home and need to get their season back on track-welcome to Perth, Sydney!

Game rating – Perth 89 v Sydney 84

The Cats six game away stretch is finally over, resulting in a pass mark of 50% at 3-3. Amongst those defeats the Cats disappointed with their  loss against Townsville and their most recent defeat to Cairns.  Their attitude in that match was poor and the Cats need to get their outside shooters back in form.  Perth have not scored above 90 since their last home game when they smashed United (119-89).  The Kings are an easy side to work out-they play attacking basketball with little defence.  They consistently score around the 90 mark so if the Cats are to win the Game Total should be high.


These sides have only met once this year with Sydney losing at home to Perth (69-87).  On that occasion Sydney were playing the second leg of a double header having played away to NZ and the Cats commenced their away stretch following their massive win over Melbourne two nights earlier.   The Kings were all over the Cats until the unlikely hero Jesse Wagstaff hit form from the floor, scoring 9 from 14 and 6 from 9 outside the arc.  The Kings champ Josh Childress did not play on that occasion.  For an out of form team like the Cats without Centre Matt Knight this spread looks too wide-the Kings with the start.

Suggested Bets

Main bet Sydney Kings with the +14.5 start at $1.87 and save on the Game Total OVER 160.5 at $1.87