Taranaki Airs vs Auckland Tuatara Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jun. 10, 2022 09:30 CET
The Airs turned from a bottom team into a top team after the addition of their new star imports. They failed to take advantage of a 10-point lead against Wellington last weekend and lost after two strong performances and wins against Southland and Otago. The Tuatara are top of the table and will be a demanding challenge with their imposing frontcourt duo combining for almost 40 points per game. This away game could be a test for the league leaders but in the end the quality of the guests should be too overwhelming and secure them the win.
Taranaki Airs vs Auckland Tuatara Odds
Taranaki Odds: 4.20
Auckland Odds: 1.17
Total Over (169.5): 1.81
Total Under (169.5): 1.85
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Taranaki Airs Team News
After the Airs bolstered their roster with two new scorers their rise has been dramatic so this game against the main title favourites is definitely the one to watch and the game of the week.
Taranaki´s Anthony Hilliard is now the league´s leading scorer after only three games played for his new team. His stunning 36 points against the Saints last Sunday were not enough and if he wants his team to have a chance he needs to have a similar performance.
He will also need to get support from the frontcourt which is one of the rare ones that can match Auckland´s size. Many teams have been struggling with rebounding against Auckland but if the centres of the hosts stay out of foul trouble, they can maybe get a shot to win.
Mike Smith with 30 PTS, 6 REB, 6 ASS & 4 STL, Xavier Cooks had 20 & 10, and 16 PTS for Kenneth Tuffin 🔥
— Sal’s NBL (@nznbl) June 5, 2022
Auckland Tuatara Team News
The Tuatara are rolling at the moment after their run last season ended in the semi-final against Wellington when they were seriously shorthanded and without their best player Chris Johnson, who is back and currently one of the league´s leading players.
They were impressive on the road against the Hawks and then even better at home last week against Manawatu winning by 11 and 28 points(99:88, 87:59). After Wellington ended Taranaki´s small run and came away with a win, the guests are rightly considered as clear favourites in this game but we would avoid betting on the winner.
In the first head-to-head game at the start of the season Auckland won convincingly at home by 92:59 but the Airs were still without imports so it will be very interesting to see if they can slow down the best team in the league at home.
— Sal’s NBL (@nznbl) June 8, 2022
Taranaki Airs vs Auckland Tuatara Prediction
Taranaki will have a tough time stopping the league´s most efficient offense that is scoring almost 90 points per game. On the other hand, the Airs are averaging high numbers with their new Americans and should be able to score some points in a game that should be offensive and have a nice flow.
Prediction: Total Over 169.5
Date and time: 10.06.2022 09:30 CET
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