NBL – Perth Wildcats vs Melbourne United

Friday January 29, 6.30 PM , Perth Arena

The battle for top spot and possible home court finals advantage explodes at Perth Arena-Go Wildcats!

Game rating – Perth 86 v Melbourne 84

Wildcats fans this is the game to follow your team and bet up with confidence.  The Cats are purring and have Melbourne’s number at Perth Arena.  The last time United were here they were humbled (119-89) and not a lot has changed since then.  Melbourne again showed their weakness on the boards against Adelaide at their most recent game, leading all night before the class of Randle propelled the 36 ers home (90-81).  United were meek under the pressure from the 36 ers and they will find it relentless against the Wildcats.  On Monday night without Casey Prather the Cats were workmanlike scoring an (84-74) win against Cairns, almost the perfect tune-up for this match.


Perth are leading the series 2-1 with the only defeat the open air game in Melbourne at Hisense Arena with United hanging on (92-87).  On that occasion the Cats couldn’t quite get their game going but still had their chances to steal the match.  On Friday night the pressure will be right on United with the Cats making sure to cover the outside shooting of Goulding and Holt while manning up on the best sixth man in the league, Hakim Warrick.  But the boards is where the Cats can win the game with Knight, Jawai, Wagstaff and Jervis all required to rule the paint and allow the likes of Beale, Prather (if fit) and Martin to hurt them from the floor.  Wildcats to win and cover.

Suggested Bets

Option 1 – Wildcats to win at the line -5.5 at $1.87

Option 2 – Wildcats to win at $1.45

Option 3 – Game total OVER (provided no higher than 172.5)

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