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NBL Round 5 Tips - Previews & Predictions for all games

  • NBL Round 5 features five games starting on December 31
  • Round 5 gets underway with the Taipans v Wildcats
  • Previews for all fixtures below, which are streamed live at bet365
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Round 5 of National Basketball League will only feature two matches due to COVID-19 related interruptions. 

Latest NBL Premiership Odds (Ladbrokes): Illawarra $4.00 Perth Wildcats $4.50, S.E Melbourne $4.50 Sydney Kings $5.00, Melbourne United $6.50, Brisbane Bullets $13.00, NZ Breakers $26.00, Cairns Taipans $41.00, Adelaide 36ers $51.00, Tassie Jack Jumpers $201.00

Cairns Taipans vs Perth Wildcats Friday 8:00pm @ Cairns Convention Centre

The top of the ladder Wildcats should defeat the fourth placed Taipans on the road. In their last match the Taipans defeated the 36ers by 26 points, 67-93. Big Cairns forward Majok Deng top scored with 23 points while Tahjere McColl collected a match high 10 assists. 

Perth had two wins in round three before having the bye in round four. They defeated the Bullets by 13 points due to a massive second half, 83-70. Bryce Cotton top scored with 29 points and Jesse Wagstaff scored 19 points and collected six rebounds. 

Perth also defeated Tasmania by 18 points in front of their home crowd. Victor Law was incredible, scoring a match 32 points and 12 rebounds. 

Match Odds: Cairns $3.04 vs Perth $1.35 at Sportsbet

Tasmania Jack Jumpers vs Melbourne United Saturday 5:30pm @ at MyState Bank Arena

The fifth placed United should defeat the ninth placed Jack Jumpers. Tasmania are fresh off a nine-point victory against the bottom place Breakers. Josh Adams scored 21 points while guard Sam Mcdaniel took a team high six rebounds. 

In round four Melbourne defeated Sydney by 14 points, 68-82. Caleb Agada top scored with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Chris Goulding scored 20 points, including five three-pointers. 

Match Odds: Tasmania $3.05 vs Melbourne $1.35 at Sportsbet

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