Perth Wildcats vs Brisbane Bullets - NBL - Betting Tips 28-02-2019
On paper, the upcoming NBL semi-final series looks like a lopsided one, with the Perth Wildcats heavily favoured against the Brisbane Bullets. But who knows, the long odds bookies are offering on Brisbane may present good opportunities for punters.
Bullets Can Push Wildcats in NBL Semi
If it seems like the Wildcats make the post-season every year, you’re not wrong: this is their 33rd consecutive season in the NBL finals. Perth steamrolled their way to an 18-10 record and top of the table in the regular season. Brisbane, who won the wooden spoon last year, snuck into fourth spot in the last round with a 14-14 record.
These teams might seem like polar opposites, but their head-to-head record suggests the Bullets are a chance. Both teams won two games apiece during their regular season meetings, the Wildcats winning both matches in Perth and the Bullets winning both games in Brisbane. The Bullets came within three points of the Wildcats during their last visit to Perth on November 9.
Perth’s Bryce Cotton scored 28 points or more in three of the four matches between these teams in the regular season. If the Bullets can find a way to shut down – or at least slow down – Cotton, they could come away with a massive upset win.
After splitting their regular season matchup at 2?-2? including some high drama, the stage is set for a corker of a Semi-Finals series between the @PerthWildcats & @BrisbaneBullets.— NBL (@NBL) February 26, 2019
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Perth Wildcats v Brisbane Bullets Betting Tips
Okay, we admit it, we don’t have the courage to bet on the Bullets in game one. But punters can find value in things like line betting. According to Unibet, Perth has covered the line in each of its last five home games. Unibet has installed Perth at -6.0 in line betting in game one.
Interestingly, each of the last five night games between Perth and Brisbane has gone over the total match points line, according to Unibet. Bet365 has set the match points line at 171. This should be achievable given the two teams average 89 ppg each in the regular season (for a combined 178 ppg).