Melbourne United vs. Brisbane Bullets Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 23, 2022 12:00 CET
The final day of the NBL Blitz has arrived. After suffering a heavy defeat to the Hawks in their opening game, Melbourne made a statement by absolutely thrashing the Wildcats yesterday. They will be looking to end the preseason on a high as they lock horns with the undefeated Bullets.
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Melbourne United vs. Brisbane Bullets Odds
Spread Odds (+1.5/-1.5): 1.80/2.00
Total Over/Under (155.5): 1.87/1.87
Melbourne United Team News
Playing without a couple of key pieces was not an excuse for the tough loss Melbourne suffered against the Hawks. Despite losing some crucial players in the last two preseasons, we knew Melbourne could still compete for the title and they proved that against a very powerful Wildcats team.
Melbourne took command of the game immediately and had a massive 18-point lead at the half. Things only got worse for the Wildcats in the second half as United´s imports Rathan-Mayes and Rayjon Tucker continued to torment their defense, combining for a total of 40 points.
However, United also suffered a major setback as their Next Star Ariel Hukporti injured his lower leg and will be out for the entire season.
Brisbane Bullets Team News
The Bullets had high hopes last year, but failed to even make the playoffs. Judging by their preseason results, it seems they will finally end their 3-year playoff drought. They were dominant against the Breakers in in their opening game(81:69) and then survived a dramatic finish against their fierce rivals Cairns.
Brisbane made a lot of preseason moves, but one name clearly stands out. Aron Baynes returned to his homeland from the NBA, joining his former Phoenix Suns teammate Tyler Johnson. They will be a formidable duo this season, but Brisbane also have a lot of other options, such as Nathan Sobey,who is back after suffering a serious knee injury.
Melbourne United vs. Brisbane Bullets Prediction
Melbourne need another strong game to prove their 27-point win over the Wildcats was no fluke. The Bullets have played well so far and won both of their games, but we believe they shouldn´t be favourites in this match.
We see this matchup as a classic 50-50 and will back United to cover the spread.
Date and time: 23.09.2022 12:00 CET
Prediction: Melbourne United (+1.5)