Albury - Ballarat
Match of the 15th round of Australian SEABL between 5th placed Albury from the East and 1st placed Ballarat from the South which is very important for both teams which are currently in completely different forms.
Start of the match: 14.07.2017.-12:30 CET
Hosts possess one of the best offenses but also one of the worst defense of the league and they play games with convincingly the most points. They are in a disastrous streak of 5 losses and troubled by injuries mostly the one of the starter Newton which is greatly felt in their defense which conceded over 100 pts three times in the last 5 rounds. They are still playing solid in offense but they will have to maximally speed up the game in order to win since they don´t have too many chances in a slower game. These two teams in general always guarantee 90 to 100 pts per first half and we believe we will watch a true run and gun affair in the first 20 minutes.
Probable starting lineup: George, Terrell, Robinson, Kyei, Spear
Throughout this season Ballarat has become one of the favorites for the title and although everyone knew their offense was one of the best they improved their defense and are not allowing ridiculous amounts of over 90 and 100 pts. However they are still playing fast basketball with a lot of possessions and that results with a lot of pts conceded for such a team which has a big derby and deciding match of the regular season for the first position of the conference with Dandenong so we expect them to accept the run and gun style in the first half and then slow down in the second and win the match with defense against the hosts who don´t have long enough bench to handle the guests.
Probable starting lineup: Hooley, King-Davis, Moller, Henry, Short
Albury - Ballarat TIP
Match of the worst defensive team of the league and the best offensive team who is one of the favorites for the title Ballarat who also has a bigg derby game with Dandenong in just two day after this game for the first position in the conference. Albury is the main run and gun team of the league but they own a short rotation and they are troubled by some injuries. However, they brought in Kyei and since they play fast we believe they can surpass this margin with Ballarat in the first half while in the second half we expect slower tempo and a win for the guests. We tip over first half.
TIP: 1st half over 89.5 points
Quota: 1.83 t Coral/Eurobet