Perth Wildcats vs. Illawarra Hawks Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 08, 2022 11:00 CET

October 7, 2022
Perth Wildcats vs Illawarra Hawks Prediction

The NBL season rolls on as the Perth Wildcats battle the Illawarra Hawks on Saturday night at The Jungle.

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Perth Wildcats vs. Illawarra Hawks Odds

Spread Odds (-9.5/+9.5): 1.91/1.91

Total Over/Under (167.5): 1.91/1.91

Perth Wildcats Team News

With one of the worst seasons in their history behind them, the Wildcats are hoping to start anew this year. Fresh head coach John Rillie was brought in as the saviour and got a roster packed with experience and quality to work with.

The opening win over Brisbane proved he and his team are capable of playing and delivering under pressure, which is of the utmost importance in Perth. The Wildcats are a specific team which needs a specific head coach. Numerous titles and winning culture they developed over the years bring a lot of pressure, so whoever takes over has to learn how to live with that.

Last season didn´t go as planned, but with the likes of the new imports, Corey Webster, new head coach and fresh enthusiasm, the Wildcats should at least be able to return to the postseason.

Illawarra Hawks Team News

In their opener against the defending champions, the Hawks failed to live up to expectations. However, they managed to rebound quickly and healed their wounds two days ago when they took down the Melbourne Phoenix at home.

The 85:72 victory becomes even more valuable if we know the Hawks played the Phoenix undermanned and without one of their key starters Justin Robinson. One of their biggest signings will face an extended stint out after sufferring a worrying knee injury in the opening game.

Perth Wildcats vs. Illawarra Hawks Prediction

We absolutely agree that Perth should be the favourites in this game, but we strongly disagree with the spread. The bookmakers are expecting one-way traffic and a comfortable win by the hosts, who have been opened as massive 10-point favourites.

In our opinion the spread is not a true reflection of the difference between teams, so we will back the guests to cover and to make the game interesting despite not playing with their ideal lineup.

Kick-off time: Saturday, 08.10.2022 11:00 CET
Prediction: Illawarra Hawks (+9.5)
Odds: 1.91

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