The 14-8 Perth Wildcats are nipping at the Kings’ heels at the pointy end of the NBL ladder. After four straight games on the road – with wins over the Kings and Hawks bookending back-to-back losses to the 36ers and Bullets – they will be relishing a return to Perth Arena. Friday’s (17/1/2020) NBL 2020 Round 16 match is between Perth Wildcats and South East Melbourne Phoenix. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Friday January 17, 9:35PM
Where: RAC Arena
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The 9-11 SE Melbourne Phoenix have slipped to seventh with only four wins from their last 13 games. But a 90-82 away win over the Hawks last Sunday was a timely boost for the newcomers’ confidence.
The Wildcats have comfortably accounted for the Phoenix twice already this season. The newcomers went down 110-79 in Perth early in the season, while the Wildcats got up 108-98 in Melbourne last month.
Bryce Cotton has been in wonderful form for the Wildcats; the Phoenix need similar from their talisman Mitch Creek. But Perth – 6-3 at home this season, while SEM are 3-6 away – are hard to back against here.
Tip: Perth Wildcats at $1.34
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change