Melbourne United vs. Cairns Taipans Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 20, 2022 10:30 CET

October 19, 2022
Melbourne United vs. Cairns Taipans Prediction

Melbourne United open their two-game home stand against the Cairns Taipans at the John Cain Arena on Thursday night. United are hoping to find some stability and inflict the Taipans their first loss on the road.

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Melbourne United Team News

Just when we thought United were starting to recover and figure things out, they proved us wrong with another surprising home defeat at the hands of the JackJumpers last Sunday. After their unstable start to the season and the heavy loss to the Kings, there were only a few people who believed they could take down the in-form Wildcats away from home.

However, Melbourne regrouped and managed to cause an upset in the West. They were expected to grind out a win at home against last year´s Grand Finalists JackJumpers but looked absolutely hopeless in the second half and had no solutions for Tasmania´s half-court style of play.

Cairns Taipans Team News

After a horrible last season, which was full of expectations and high hopes, the new-look Taipans vented their ire on the JackJumpers in their opening game. They continued with another win on the road against the shorthanded Phoenix, but were then brought down to earth by the Wildcats, who drubbed them by almost 30 points in front of their fans.

They suffered a double blow in the game against Perth because they also lost one of their best players and defenders Tahjere McCall, who injured his hip and will be out for at least three weeks. Apparently, his injury didn´t affect their team, as they surprised everyone by prevailing over the Kings in Sydney six days ago.

Melbourne United vs. Cairns Taipans Prediction

United´s up-and-down form is a consequence of the roster changes their team went through in the last two years or so. They are trying to build something new but it can´t happen overnight. The Taipans, on the other hand, have a very solid foundation from last year.

Despite missing one of their key pieces in Tahjere McCall, they are much more stable at the moment. In the previous round, they proved they can win without one of their best players by taking down the defending champions, so taking Cairns to cover the spread seems to be the most valuable option.

Kick-off time: Thursday, 20.10.2022 10:30 CET
Prediction: Alternative Point Spread – Cairns Taipans (+4.5)
Odds: 1.80
Sportsbook: bet365

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