Melbourne United vs. Sydney Kings Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 23, 2022 07:00 CET

Antonio
October 22, 2022
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Melbourne United vs. Sydney Kings Prediction

After another disappointing performance against the Taipans, Melbourne will look to turn the tide against the reigning champions at John Cain Arena on Sunday afternoon.

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Melbourne United Team News

United are nowhere near their old championship form and quality. In our opinion, they should be satisfied if they finish in the top 6 and make the playoffs, because at the moment they don´t have the superstar players to carry them to the title like in the previous couple of years.

Cairns have improved their roster this year, which was more than visible three days ago. Even though Melbourne blew a very healthy double-digit lead, their defeat was more than deserved. Without their former offensive firepower, they can´t rely on their defense and old veterans to take their team to the title-contending level.

Sydney Kings Team News

The Kings are looking strong with a 4-2 record in third place, but their defeats to Cairns and Adelaide make everyone wonder if they will be able to defend the title this season. Despite losing a couple of crucial scorers, the Kings have managed to bring in more than enough quality to be able to win back-to-back titles, but the problem is the much stronger opposition.

Around two weeks ago, Melbourne were down by almost 40 points in the second half of their initial h2h clash with the Kings. This time they should make the game more interesting, but they simply don´t have enough to win and match the offense of the Kings and their high-octane scoring.

Melbourne United vs. Sydney Kings Prediction

Value is in the Kings, whose team seems to be at a much higher level at the moment. Sydney are already playing good basketball, but suffered two setbacks and unexpected losses to the Taipans and the 36ers. The only two teams that beat them could very well be their biggest threats this season, but Melbourne are definitely not in that category.

Kick-off time: Sunday, 23.10.2022 07:00 CET
Prediction: Sydney Kings (-3.0)
Odds: 1.80
Sportsbook: Bet365

We expect Sydney to win and cover the spread, and as interesting side bet we have a player prop including the struggling Xavier Cooks. After a superb start, his form faded away with only 8 and 9 points in the last two games. Melbourne are struggling and lost the initial h2h 91:71 with Sydney´s captain scoring 23 points, which means he has a good opportunity to rebound today.

Prediction: Player Points – Xavier Cooks Over 15.5
Odds: 1.87
Sportsbook: Bet365

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