We take a look at tonights NBL clash between the Adelaide 36ers and Melbourne United. Melbourne go into the away match as favourites in the first game of the season but it is set to be a close game with both teams obviously looking to kick off the season with a win. View our Adelaide 36ers vs Melbourne United tips below.
Where: Thursday, October 5, 7.30pm (AEDT)
When: Titanium Security Arena
Last season’s minor premiers Adelaide field a new starting five after losing star guard Jerome Randle to Turkish club Bahcesehir while adding new imports Shannon Short and big man Ronald Roberts.
Joey Wright’s 36ers host Melbourne United who are looking to improve on their sixth placing last season.
United are bolstered by former Wildcats Championship star Casey Prather, who returns to the NBL on a mission after missing out on an NBA contract in the off season.
The NBL import impressed in the NBA Summer League but just missed out on securing a contract as a two-way player.
It’ll be an unusual feeling not seeing Randle handle the ball for the 36ers as he’s been such a big part of their recent success.
Prather, on the other hand, is accustomed to the NBL and he’ll guide United to a tough road win.
Adelaide at $2.30
Melbourne United at $1.61
Tip: Melbourne United at $1.61
Line tip: Adelaide +3.5
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