We take a look at tonights NBL Round 4 clash between the Perth Wildcats and the Illawarra Hawks. The Wildcats go in as favourites to win at home although we think there could be a bit of an upset. View our Perth Wildcats vs Illawarra Hawks tips.
When: Thursday, October 26, 9.30pm (AEDT)
Where: Perth Arena
Perth might have swept the Hawks 3-0 in last season’s three-match Grand Final series including two games in the jungle, but the defending champions won’t be taking the Hawks lightly.
Illawarra boast one of the most potent offences in the NBL and if their sharp-shooters like Rotnei Clarke or Nick Kay get hot, they can take care of anyone.
The Wildcats are licking their wounds after copping a 21-point hiding from the inspired Brisbane Bullets last Sunday.
Just two players, Bryce Cotton and JP Tokoto reached double figures as the Wildcats crawled their way to 69 points.
With some of his teammates struggling to find their scoring rhythm, star guard Cotton needs to take more control on the scoring front.
Cotton logged a team-high 31 mins against the Snakes but took just 11 shots for the match and a man of his ability needs the rock in his hands more.
Perth at $1.30
Illawarra at $3.50
Tip: Perth at $1.30
Line tip: Illawarra +7.5
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