Nelson Giants vs. Taranaki Airs Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 2, 2022 07:30 CET
Basketball focus is currently on the FIBA qualifiers but this Saturday is more or less an empty day with not a lot of attractive matches. We didn´t want to leave you without a basketball bet today so we turned to one of our favourite leagues at the moment that we have been closely following – the New Zealand NBL.
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Nelson Giants vs. Taranaki Airs Odds
Spread Odds (-7.5/+7.5): 1.83
Total Over/Under (175.5): 1.83
Nelson Giants Team News
The Nelson Giants continued with their takeover of the league and currently find themselves at the top after their last two away wins against the Hawks and the Tuatara. It´s quite amazing what they´ve achieved this season but it seems they are not stopping and will try to go for the ultimate prize.
Their American trio of Thompson–Mourning–West is doing most of the damage but the Giants wouldn´t be where they are at the moment if it wasn´t for their captain Sam Dempster and his red-hot shooting. Two rounds ago in their win over Auckland he caught fire knocking down nine threes and had a game for the ages carrying his team on his shoulders with a total of 29 points.
Dempster finished with a game-high 29 PTS on 10-of-21 shooting 👏
— Sal’s NBL (@nznbl) June 24, 2022
Taranaki Airs Team News
The absence of their starting centre Tai Wynyard didn´t affect the Airs last Saturday against the Manawatu Jets. They came out of the locker room firing on all cylinders and stormed past the Jets scoring a record-breaking 131 points.
With that win Taranaki is still hovering around the final playoff position but if they want to make the postseason they will have to improve their performances away from home. Their team feels much more comfortable playing in front of their fans so getting a crucial win against the league leaders away from home will be a very demanding task.
Anthony Hilliard added 26 PTS, 4 REB & 11 AST for the Airs 🙌
— Sal’s NBL (@nznbl) June 25, 2022
Nelson Giants vs. Taranaki Airs Prediction
For this round the Airs should have their star centre back from the 3×3 World Cup which will be very important against a strong rebounding team like the Giants. They still haven´t played against them this season and will enter the game as underdogs but they certainly have the potential to take them to the edge and make the game interesting.
All in all, we agree with the bookmakers that Nelson should be the favourites but the spread is too high so we will back the Airs to cover.
Date and time: 02.07.2022 07:30 CET
Prediction: Taranaki Airs (+7.5)
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