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Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers NBL24 Championship Series Game 3 Tips - Tassie take series lead

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  • Melbourne United at Tasmania JackJumpers Tips
  • Tasmania comes from 16 points down to win Game 2
  • Vital for the JackJumpers to shutdown Chris Goulding in game 3
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Milton Doyle
Milton Doyle flying high and leading Tassie back into the series. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers NBL24 Championship Series Game 3 Tips


The NBL24 Championship series is producing exactly what was expected with a neck and neck battle from the first tip-off and the series heading back to Melbourne all locked up at 1-1.
  • Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers NBL24 Championship Series Game 3 Tips
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  • Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers Frequently Asked Questions

Tasmania have taken the momentum from Melbourne after coming back from 16 points down to beat United in game 2 and they will ride that wave to take an underdog victory in game 3. 

Melbourne have done it tough this season when travel and a quick turnaround has been involved which plays right into the hands of the JackJumpers who are very familiar with fly.in and fly-out matchups playing from the Island. It is the small margins that make the difference in this type of series and I believe that the lack of rest and the travel will prove to hinder United, despite the match being played at John Cain. 

It will once again be important for the Ants to unsettle the shooting of Melbourne, especially Chris Goulding from the outside. If they can pressure Inited early and force them into a few misses the game will be theirs for the taking and they will leave Melbourne with a 2-1 series lead and a chance to wrap things up at home on Thursday.

If all goes to plan and to the script then it will be another JackJumpers win and another Under on the game total.

Head to Head 


2023/24 Match Results
Mar 22, 2024: (F) Tasmania 82-77 Melbourne
Mar 17, 2024: (F) Melbourne 104-81 Tasmania

Jan 19, 2024: Tasmania 107-86 Melbourne
Oct 27, 2023: Tasmania 82-90 Melbourne
Oct 08, 2023: Melbourne 75-80 Tasmania

2022/23 Season Series
Tasmania won the series 2-1.

Melbourne United Form & Team News


Melbourne United had a 2-0 series lead in the grasp of their hands leading by 15 points in the start of the second half in game 2 after an 11-0 run, but some foul trouble and inaccuracy crept into their near perfect first six quarters of the series and they let the lead slip, losing by 5 points after shooting at just 38 percent from the field in the final 17 minutes of the game and scoring just 22 points. 

Chris Goulding was again in the center of everything for Melbourne dropping 19 points and hitting 3-6 from the 3-point line. Shea Ili also contributed with a team high 20 points, while Matt Dellevadova was the provider with 7 assists.

Tasmania JackJumpers Form & Team News


A huge first quarter from under-fire Jordan Crawford scoring 13 points in the first 6 minutes of the match unsettled United in my opinion and was key to the 16-point comeback of the JackJumpers in the third quarter. 

Tasmania used all their arrows in clawing back from 15 points down in the third quarter to trail by just 3 points heading into the fourth quarter. Milton Doyle (13Pts, 10Reb, 3Ass) and Jack McVeigh (16Pts, 8Reb, 4Ass) were instrumental in the comeback while Sean MacDonald’s 13 points off the bench was game changing. 

Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers Frequently Asked Questions

What time does Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers start?

Tipoff between Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers is at 5:30 PM AEDT, Sunday, March 24

What channel is Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers on?

You can watch Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers on ESPN via Kayo and Foxtel.

Verdict

Tasmania will defuse Melbourne in Melbourne and take the series lead in another low-scoring contest, just as game 2.
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