Sydney Kings vs. Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction, Tips & Odds – May. 06, 2022

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May 5, 2022
Sydney Kings vs Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction

An amazing underdog story is unfolding in the Australian NBL this season as the newcomers in the league, the Tasmania JackJumpers, made it all the way to the playoff final against all odds. After just barely entering the playoffs and eliminating the defending champions Melbourne United in the semi-final, they will require another major scalp against a three-time NBL champion if they want to win the title.

Sydney Kings

Former Australian NBA legend Andrew Bogut made sure his Sydney Kings would compete for the title this season with all the reinforcements he managed to bring in. However, at the start of the season the Kings looked lost and out of shape but then went through a miraculous turnaround in the middle of the season.

Their full might was unleashed as they went on an absolute tear winning 13 straight games and securing a finals berth. It was quite an astonishing rise of form but with a strong domestic cast supporting their three American imports Jaylen Adams, Ian Clark and Jarrel Martin, something like this was always on the cards.

Their American import and the current MVP of the league Jaylen Adams single-handedly led them in their semi-final sweep against their fierce rivals Illawarra Hawks scoring 29 and 30 points. With his unstoppable form and the support of their home crowd, the Kings are hoping to win the series opener and also their first title after 17 years.

Tasmania JackJumpers

The newest members of the league, the JackJumpers, have been the main talking point all season long. For most of this season they looked like an average team always capable of threatening the top teams, but in the last couple of weeks they transformed into a top team and a true title contender.

In this NBL season full of surprises they made it to the playoffs in the final round of the regular season. Entering the semi-final against the mighty champions Melbourne United they were heavy underdogs but managed to completely stiffle United´s offense keeping them below 80 points in all three games.

They are playing without any pressure which could be their main advantage. Heading into this final we will witness a clash of different styles as the team from Tasmania will try to slow the game down and turn it into a half-court grind relying on their sharpshooters and American imports Josh Magette and Josh Adams.

Sydney Kings vs Tasmania JackJumpers Prediction

The Kings possess devastating offensive firepower and speed and always look to run and outscore their opponents. The JackJumpers simply don´t have enough attacking arsenal to keep up with Sydney in a high-scoring affair so their game plan for this opener is more than clear.

We see the best value for betting in the Total Under option. Besides Tasmania looking to cut the point total as much as possible and play a smart and tactical brand of basketball, hands will be definitely shaking in the opening game in front of 10 000 fans.

Pick: Main Props – Alternative Game Total – Total Under 165.5 pts
Odds: 1.80
Bookmaker: Bet365

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