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Melbourne United vs Brisbane Bullets Tips - Defensive contest in Melbourne

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09 Dec 2023
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  • Melbourne United vs Brisbane Bullets tips for Sunday, December 10
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Chris Smith has become a central piece in the Bullet's offence. (Photo by Russell Freeman/Getty Images)

Melbourne United vs Brisbane Bullets Tips


Brisbane will make the trip down to Melbourne to take on United at John Cain Arena on Sunday. 
  • Melbourne United vs Brisbane Bullets Tips
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  • Melbourne United Form & Team News
  • Brisbane Bullets Form & Team News

Both teams have had the luxury of a week off since their last game playing in their first game of round 10. Brisbane are coming off two wins in round 9 against Cairns and Illawarra, while Melbourne lost their only game against Cairns last weekend.

Melbourne’s defence has not been as tight as it was to start the season, while Brisbane have had that as their number-one focus over the last month. 

I expect this game to be tight. It would be bold to say that Melbourne are going to lose two straight games at home, however, I like Brisbane with the 6.5-point start. I predict that Melbourne will play a better defensive game after having time to work on their issues this week. This should see the game go Under the game total.

Chris Smith has been sharing the offensive load with Nathan Sobey for the Bullets, so I do expect that he will be in the middle of the action again and will score over 14 points in this match.

  • Brisbane have won their last 2 games.
  • Melbourne have averaged 98.25 points against in their last 4 games.
  • Brisbane have not conceded more than 79 points in their last 3 games.
  • Chris Smith has scored over 14 points in his last 3 games.

Head to Head 


2023/24 Match Results
Oct 15, 2023: Melbourne 89-78 Brisbane

2022/23 Season Series
Melbourne won the series 2-0.

Melbourne United Form & Team News


Melbourne will play their first game of round 10 and have had a whole week to reflect on their surprise loss to Cairns 103-115 last Sunday.

The 115 points conceded was Melbourne’s most of the season, averaging just 86 points against in 2023. However, there has been a lapse in the defence of United over the last 4 games, averaging 98.25 points against per game during that period.

Brisbane Bullets Form & Team News


Brisbane had a positive weekend after the NBL break winning both of their games last weekend.

Brisbane won their first QLD derby in 10 games, beating the Cairns Taipan 84-79 and then backed it up a couple of days later by getting the win against Illawarra 78-77 in a nail-biter.

Guard Chris Smith has become the center of the Bullets offence over their past three games leading the team in scoring in each game, averaging 18 points per game during that period.

Verdict

I am tipping a tight, competitive game between Brisbane and Melbourne which will be low-scoring and go Under the game total.
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