Adelaide 36ers - Melbourne United
Rerun of the opener between Adelaide who will host Melbourne again in a big derby for the second time inside just 10 days.
Start of the match: 14.10.2017.-08:30 CET, Titanium Security Arena
After Melbourne spoiled the opener for Adelaide their team won in the second round vs Sydney in a new run and gun showdown with the small ball five of the Kings. We saw a drastic decrease of possessions in that match from the 36ers who finished the game 1t 67 possessions and won the match 106:95 but the scoreline was only that high because of Sydney who is playing without a frontcourt. For this match the hosts stil haven´t found a new frontcourt import after Roberts got injured but American Moore showed up in the second game coming off the bench and winning the game against Sydney with his 22 points. One of the main reason Adelaide got beaten in the opener is because they lost the battle at the boards(42-52) but with Moore and much better defense we believe they can win this time limiting the match inside 180 points.
One of the main keys of this bet is the fact this is the second game of the round for Adelaide within just two days because they are facing the Taipans in Cairns and afterwards have to fly for over 3000 kms for this game with Melbourne which is played at an earlier term. Melbourne didn´t play a league mach after the opener but they travelled to the US to play an exhibition with OKC in a match in which they almost shocked the hosts losing 86:85. They came back home to Australia and they were still in that game without one of their main star shooters Goulding who had his appendix removed and his status remains unknown for this game. Melbourne also won´t have Hooley for this match who injured himself for 2 to 4 weeks.
Probable starting lineups:
Adelaide: Shorter, Creek, Sobey, Johnson, Moore
Melbourne: Ware, Prather, Andersen, Wesley, Boone
Adelaide 36ers - Melbourne United TIP
All in all after these teams already met in this season we believe this time we will see a match more poor with points and the aforementiones travel and injuries should affect that besides the fact the hosts can´t allow themselves not to play defense against players like Prather and Ware like in the second half of the opener in which they failed defensively after limiting the hosts at 19 points in the opening quarter. We tip total under.
TIP: total under 180.5 points
Quota: 1.90 at bet365