Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings Prediction, Tips & Odds – Dec. 07, 2023
Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings Prediction 07.12.2023. New round of Australian NBL action tips off this Thursday with the seventh-placed Cairns Taipans welcoming the reigning champions Sydney Kings at the Cairns Convention Centre.
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Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings Odds
Cairns Taipans Team News
The Cairns Taipans stunned everyone in the last round by taking down the league leaders Melbourne United on the road 115:103. The main reason for their surprise win was their stellar shooting percentage of 62.5%, their best shooting display of the season, and with that victory the Taipans ended a three-game losing streak and emerged as the new playoff contenders.
Import player Patrick Miller held the fort down for the Taipans against United with an impressive performance including 32 points and 10 dimes. He received the most support from Tahjere McCall and Josh Roberts who both finished the game with 20+ points. If they are to upset the reigning champions, the Taipans will need a similar stellar display of their main stars, but that kind of thing doesn´t happen very often in a tight and even league like the NBL.
Sydney Kings Team News
After succumbing to the shorthanded Melbourne United, the Sydney Kings suffered their second consecutive defeat in the last round at the hands of the Perth Wildcats in the distant West. Their import Jonah Bolden had a game to remember with 28 points along with three other players ending the game in double-digits, but it simply wasn´t enough against the red-hot shooting Wildcats, who outscored them 114:105.
The reigning champions now prepare for a tough away fixture against the Orange Army and the Cairns Taipans desperate to end their losing streak and tie themselves in second place with the JackJumpers and the Wildcats. It will be difficult, but the Taipans can hardly repeat their shooting from Melbourne, so the Kings have a pretty good chance to bounce back this Thursday.
Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings H2H
28.10.2023. Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings 87:80
19.02.2023. Sydney Kings vs Cairns Taipans 79:64
17.02.2023. Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings 93:82
15.02.2023. Sydney Kings vs Cairns Taipans 95:87
28.11.2022. Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings 94:88(OT)
Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings Prediction
The Cairns Taipans simply could not miss against Melbourne United, shooting 62.5% from the field and a sizzling 56% from beyond the arc. That kind of performance happens very rarely and we doubt they will be able to repeat it against the champions, who are desperate to snap their losing streak.
Overall, the Kings have more quality in their roster so we opted for the guests to win and to cover the spread.
Tip-off Time: Thursday, 07.12.2023. 07:30 PM Local Time GMT+11/ 09:30 CET
Prediction: Alternative Point Spread – Sydney Kings (-2.0)
Odds(when tipped): 1.80