Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans Prediction, Tips & Odds – Feb. 03, 2023 11:30 CET
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans Prediction 03.02.2023. The Perth Wildcats will enter their penultimate game of the season against the Cairns Taipans looking to secure a crucial victory to seal a playoff berth.
In front of their loyal crowd at the RAC Arena, the hosts are expected to mathematically secure the postseason against the Taipans, who still have a narrow chance of finishing in the top 2.
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Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans Odds
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans 1×2: 1.56/2.45
Asian Handicap (-3.5/+3.5): 1.87/1.95
Total Over/Under (185.5): 1.91/1.91
Odds via Bet365 Sportsbook.
Perth Wildcats Team News
After a tumultous season, the Wildcats managed to shake off their unexpected poor form with a crucial winning streak in January that has all but secured them a place in the postseason.
John Rillie´s team has finally made serious progress after it was looking like it was going to be another disappointing year for the historic team from Perth. Transintion from their old style and former coaching staff was a difficult and strenuous period for both the fans and the players, but it seems they are finally discovering their new identity.
One of the main reasons for their late-season rise was the signing of Tai Webster, who boosted their offensive firepower in a couple of crucial matchups to virtually clinch the playoffs. He was absent in the loss to Tasmania last week and will be a game-time decision for today´s clash.
Cairns Taipans Team News
Even though the Taipans were without one of their best players Keanu Pinder for a major portion of the season, they still kept themselves at the top. The absence of their MVP candidate was not affecting them throughout most of January, but recently their form has taken a major dip with other teams adjusting and taking advantage of the hole in their frontcourt.
In the last two weeks, Cairns suffered three losses that have most probably cost them a top 2 finish and a semifinal berth. As Pinder continues to be absent, his team will try to take the Wildcats by surprise and then hope for the Breakers to falter to surpass them in the standings.
A virtually impossible scenario, especially because the Wildcats haven´t lost at home since the end of November.
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans H2H
20.12.22 – Cairns Taipans – Perth Wildcats 83:105
10.10.22 – Cairns Taipans – Perth Wildcats 76:105
16.04.22 – Perth Wildcats – Cairns Taipans 106:87
31.12.21 – Cairns Taipans – Perth Wildcats 78:84
05.12.21 – Perth Wildcats – Cairns Taipans 90:67
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans Prediction
The Cairns Taipans will have their work cut out for them in Perth on Friday night. The hosts have turned into a dangerous team with a new offensive option, but even without his presence on the floor today, they still have more than enough to secure a win.
Cairns have lost their form as of late, so we doubt they will rediscover it in the distant West in one of the most hostile environments in the league.
Tip-off Time: Friday, 03.02.2023. 11:30 CET
Prediction: Perth Wildcats (-3.5)