Bay Hawks vs. Auckland Tuatara Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jun. 4, 2022 07:30 CET
A promising top of the table clash awaits us this Saturday in the New Zealand NBL. Both the Bay Hawks and the Auckland Tuatara have shown they have all it takes to compete for the title and deservedly find themselves at the top of the ladder. They already met once this season in Auckland when Tuatara tried to mount a late comeback but lost in a dramatic ending.
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The Hawks finally return home after six straight games on the road. Despite playing away from their fans, they achieved excellent results and enter this game riding a three-game winning streak. So far they played the smartest basketball executing on both ends of the floor and fully taking advantage of their Aussie NBL superstar, Hyrum Harris, who has become their main utility man.
Hosts are right below Otago and Auckland in the standings even though they have been playing without a traditional big man. Defense and smart plays by their veterans have been their main cornerstones but their recent wins over the Rams and the Giants wouldn´t have been possible without their newest American reinforcement Tajuan Agee.
The Tuatara suffered their sole defeat of the season against the Hawks so they will be looking for revenge and crucial points to preserve the top position. It was a game for the ages when these teams met around two weeks ago. It looked like it was all over when the Hawks went on a run and took a double-digit lead just minutes before the end but Auckland´s leading scorer Chris Johnson made back-to-back threes in the final minute to tie the game.
The Hawks used their experience and came away with narrow one-point win(75:74). Today´s game should be similar but it´s worth noting the Tuatara recently bolstered their squad with Dan Fotu and Siler Schneider. Guests now finally have a full roster and will be hoping to make a statement against an opponent they could easily meet in the playoff final.
Bay Hawks vs Auckland Tuatara Prediction
It is difficult to pick a winner and go against the Hawks after everything they have shown so far. However, the Tuatara have new roster additions and a slight rebounding advantage which should make the difference against an in-form Hawks side.
Prediction: Team Wins(incl. OT) – Auckland Tuatara
Date and time: 04.06.2022 07:30 CET
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