Taranaki Airs vs. Auckland Tuatara Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug. 11, 2022 09:30 CET
In an extraordinary turn of events the Auckland Tuatara stunned Wellington and booked a place in the semi-final. Their clash with Taranaki comes less than 24 hours after their upset win but come playoffs time that shouldn´t be too big of an issue.
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Taranaki Airs vs. Auckland Tuatara Odds
Spread Odds (-4.5/+4.5): 1.83
Total Over/Under (176.5): 1.83
Taranaki Airs Team News
The Airs were the team which showed the most consistency throughout the regular season and deservedly finished at the top of the standings. After a shaky start caused by the lack of imports in their roster, they quickly got going after the arrival of their American scorers.
From that point on the Airs kept growing as a team and in the end emerged as the main title favourites. Their late season form was particularly impressive after stringing together three consecutive wins, including a blowout of the second-placed Giants.
What makes their late season run and first-placed finish even more impressive is the fact they were without two important players during the last couple of rounds. Tai Wynyard and Richie Rodger were with the 3×3 national team at the Commonwealth Games but are expected to be back in the roster for the playoffs.
Auckland Tuatara Team News
Not a lot of people thought the Tuatara could actually beat the Saints after what happened in the head-to-head clash in the final round of the regular season. After Auckland suffered an 18-point blowout loss four days ago, yesterday they came out of the gate firing on all cylinders.
Despite being without Dontae Russo-Nance and their most recent reinforcement Kirk Penney(who couldn´t play because of the rules), they looked much better both defensively and offensively. The heavy defeat they suffered was probably the lesson they needed as it allowed them to make the right adjustments.
One of the main reasons of the recent surge of the Saints was their hot three-point shooting, but their luck behind the arc ran out yesterday. Overall, their shots were not dropping and despite their late comeback attempt, they simply couldn´t recover after being down by almost 20 points in the middle of the second half.
Taranaki Airs vs. Auckland Tuatara Prediction
Besides the Saints, Taranaki were considered to be the main title favourites before the start of the Final 6. Can Auckland pull off two major upsets in the space of just one day or will the stronger team prevail this Thursday?
You can find that out live and for free on the following LINK. As far as betting on this game is concerned, it is a high-stakes game for the final so we will avoid totals and go for Taranaki to cover the spread.
The rotation of the Tuatara is simply too short for this kind of rhythm so we doubt they can repeat their last night´s performance against another, even stronger title contender.
Date and time: 11.08.2022 09:30 CET
Prediction: Taranaki Airs (-4.5)