Melbourne United vs. Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction, Tips & Odds – May. 02, 2022

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May 1, 2022
Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction

The reigning champions Melbourne United made a statement in the opening game of their playoff semi-final clash routinely beating the newcomers at home. However, the JackJumpers simply refused to go away and managed to tie the series on home floor forcing the decisive game 3 in Melbourne.

Melbourne United

United have been unexpectedly pushed against the wall after losing game 2 in Tasmania. It was a hard-fought loss and it came as a surprise after Tasmania only managed to keep up for two quarters in the series opener. The good thing for United is the fact they finished the regular season in first place so they have the home-court advantage in the do or die game 3.

Melbourne is definitely the team with better quality but it seems the decisive factor in this series will be home advantage. Experience is also on their side so with their strong defense they should be able to secure a ticket to their second straight Grand Final.

Tasmania JackJumpers

In their first-ever NBL season the JackJumpers are seriously punching above their weight. After they somehow miraculously entered the playoffs by the skin of their teeth in the last couple of rounds, they are now threatening to eliminate the best team in the league.

We think they are still not good enough to take down the juggernaut of the league away from home in a decisive playoff game. The JackJumpers depend too much on their three-point shooting. Living or dying by the 3-point shot won´t get any team very far in the playoffs so the champions should rebound and take care of business at home.

Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction

Hosts have a lot of similar games like the one today under their belt. With the comfort of playing at home along with the likes of their veteran leaders Chris Goulding, Matthew Dellavedova and Brad Newley, they have all the ingredients necessary to finally put an end to this unbelievable late-season run by Tasmania.

Pick: Double Result – Melbourne United – Melbourne United
Odds:   1.70
Bookmaker: Bet365

We also opted for a special side pick we found in the Player Props section of the game. Former NBA veteran and an Aussie basketball legend Matthew Dellavedova has been putting up all-around performances lately. Even when his shots are not falling he still helps out his team with his vision and hustle, so we think betting on him to dish out more than five assists in this game is a valuable option.

Pick: Player Assists – Matthew Dellavedova – Over 5.5
Odds: 2.02
Bookmaker: Bet365

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