The race for the NBL semis is heating up and this clash between the third-placed Cairns Taipans and Adelaide 36ers could create a big swing on the ladder. Saturday’s (18/1/2020) NBL 2020 Round 16 match is between Cairns Taipans and Adelaide 36ers. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Saturday January 18, 8:05PM
Where: Cairns Convention Centre
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The 12-10 Taipans’ season-changing five-game winning streak – culminating in an 85-79 home win over the Breakers last Thursday – came to an end via a 92-83 loss away to the Kings two days later. The 11-11 Sixers have kept the heat on with wins over the Hawks (102-96) and United (100-86) at home in their last two. But they are just 4-7 on the road this season, losing their last two away.
The 36ers chalked up a 101-97 early-season win over the Taipans – their sixth straight in the rivalry. But the Taipans stopped the rot with a 94-86 victory in Cairns three weeks ago, with DJ Newbill (26 pts) and Cameron Oliver (21 pts, 15 reb) starring.
The Taipans boast a dominant 9-3 home record this season and have to be favoured to grab a crucial win on Saturday.
Tip: Cairns Taipans at $1.50
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change