Tasmania JackJumpers vs. Melbourne United Prediction, Tips & Odds – Apr. 23, 2022

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Tasmania JackJumpers vs Melbourne United Prediction

The game of the season awaits the Tasmania JackJumpers this Saturday when they welcome the reigning champions Melbourne United. It has been an impressive inaugural showing by them in the Aussie NBL with a 16-11 win-loss record while the United have been consistent as ever claiming the top of the standings(20-7).

Tasmania JackJumpers

After more than 25 years Tasmania got an NBL top-tier team. And not only that because the newest member of the Aussie NBL has made great strides this season staying in the playoffs fight until the very end. Because of their location and finances they couldn´t attract a lot of star players so they resorted to teamwork and fundamentals which has more than paid off so far.

Besides beating Melbourne United in their final game of the season, the JackJumpers will also require the Perth Wildcats to lose both of their last two games to make the playoffs. If all things fall into place, it would be an amazing achievement for the Tasmanian team. Failure to reach the finals wouldn´t be a disappointment as no one really expected them to be in this position in the first place.

Melbourne United

Facing a sold-out arena in Hobart, the champions Melbourne United will try to finish the regular season on a high note. They have already secured the top spot but will look to extend their current 5-game winning streak.

They already visited the JackJumpers early on in the season and managed to secure a narrow 76:72 win. However, what happened in the following game in Melbourne was one of the biggest upsets of this NBL season. In their first ever visit to John Cain Arena the JackJumpers stunned United in front of their home crowd with a routine 94:85 win.

Tasmania JackJumpers vs Melbourne United Prediction

In the aforementioned home loss to Tasmania, United were without important pieces Ariel Hukporti and Jack White whose support should make them much more competitive in today´s game. However, they are going up against the gritty JackJumpers who are fighting for their playoff lives and have to make sure they close out the season with a win in front their crowd.

Pick: Double Result – Tasmania JackJumpers/Tasmania JackJumpers
Odds: 1.95
Bookmaker: Bet365

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