Cairns Taipans

Basketball Australia - NBL Fri 16 Feb 03:30

Melbourne United

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Taipans and United to Play Out High-Scoring Game

Let’s go for Over 179.5 when Cairns face Melbourne. We think the line is too generous and we’re expecting the final total to be higher at -111.

95-78 Triumph for Taipans in Last H2H

Cairns Taipans were beaten last game and this was on the road. Perth Wildcats claimed a 117-88 win. Melbourne United previous game saw them claim a 94-81 home win over New Zealand Breakers.

Cairns have won back-to-back encounters against Melbourne. It was a 115-103 victory on the road that was followed by a 95-78 home triumph. Melbourne have won six of the past 10 games that these teams have played.

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Key Cairns vs Melbourne league stats:

  • The 179.5 line has been covered in 8 of the last 10 Cairns games.
  • The 179.5 line has been covered in 4 of the last 5 Cairns games.
  • The 179.5 line has been covered in the last 3 Cairns games at home.
  • The 179.5 line has been covered in 13 of the last 20 Melbourne games.
  • The 179.5 line has been covered in 6 of the last 10 Melbourne games.

Over 179.5 points are expected be scored during this NBL matchup, with this pick available at odds of -111 and this looks like a bet worth taking.

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Over 179.5 Probability

According to the betting sites, our pick has a 52.6% chance of winning. Our experts think there’s a stronger chance of success and calculate the probability to be closer to 60%. This basketball wager can therefore be backed with confidence.

Cairns Taipans vs Melbourne United Prediction

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Published 16:26, 14 February 2024

Cairns Taipans vs Melbourne United Bet Builder Tips

Totals Over 179.5
Player Points Taran Armstrong Over 8.5
Player Assists Matthew Dellavedova Over 6.5

Our same game parlay pick is Over 182, Taran Armstrong (Cairns) to score Over 8.5 points and Matthew Dellavedova (Melbourne) to get Over 6.5 assists.

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Correct Score Prediction

Cairns Cairns logo 90 - 93 Melbourne logo Melbourne

We’ll throw a dart when it comes to Melbourne claiming a 93-90 victory. This correct score pick is available at huge odds and could be an entertaining bet to place.

Cairns Taipans vs Melbourne United Odds

The odds and lines are updated on a frequent basis. You might therefore find that they are different to the ones listed for the betting predictions and bet builder tips.

Books Giving United Plenty of Respect

The sportsbooks’ betting odds have Melbourne United as -294 favorites for this NBL game, implying that they are 75% likely to win. For those wanting to oppose the market leader, you can get +230 about Cairns Taipans.

7 is where the spread lies, with total points being 183.5 right now. Having a bet on the Totals is one of the most popular basketball wagers. If you're keen on Over 183.5, this selection is available at -111.

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Betting Lines & Odds

Player Props

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Patrick Miller Favorite to Score the Most Points

Patrick Miller is the favorite to hit the most buckets. You can back -125 that he gets Over 19.5 points. Alternatively, Under is trading at -105.

Player Points

Patrick Miller (Cairns)
Over 19.5
Under 19.5
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Jo Lual-Acuil (Melbourne)
Over 15.5
Under 15.5
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Chris Goulding (Melbourne)
Over 14.5
Under 14.5
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Luke Travers (Melbourne)
Over 12.5
Under 12.5
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Player Assists

Patrick Miller (Cairns)
Over 4.5
Under 4.5
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Player Rebounds

Jo Lual-Acuil (Melbourne)
Over 8.5
Under 8.5
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Sam Waardenburg (Cairns)
Over 5.5
Under 5.5
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Micro Betting

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Last 5 & H2H

Team Stats

Latest NBL regular season and play-off games stats.

Cairns Taipans logo Cairns Taipans Stats

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  • 3 wins and 7 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 3 wins and 7 defeats in the last 10 home games


  • 6 wins and 4 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 6 wins and 4 defeats in the last 10 games on the road

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NBL Standings Select Season

Team W L PF PA N. Pts Home Away Strk
Melbourne United 20 8 2615 2454 161 11-3 9-5 1W
Perth Wildcats 17 11 2630 2563 67 10-4 7-7 2L
JackJumpers 16 12 2564 2378 186 8-6 8-6 4W
Illawarra Hawks 14 14 2547 2518 29 8-6 6-8 1L
Sydney Kings 13 15 2672 2602 70 7-7 6-8 1W
NZ Breakers 13 15 2498 2480 18 8-6 5-9 1L
Brisbane Bullets 13 15 2458 2534 -76 8-6 5-9 1L
Cairns Taipans 12 16 2506 2589 -83 7-7 5-9 1W
Adelaide 36ers 12 16 2457 2563 -106 9-5 3-11 1W
10  SEM Phoenix 10 18 2425 2691 -266 7-7 3-11 4L