Two big games on Sunday is where the best NBL bets lie this weekend.
The Hawks and 36ers go head to head, while the Bullets and Breakers round out the weekend.
illawarra hawks vs. adelaide 36ers
january 9th 1:00pm
The Illawarra Hawks and Adelade 36ers finally get back on the court when they go head to head on Sunday afternoon at WIN Sports & Entertainment Centre.
Illawarra has only dropped one game through its first four this season and looks on track for a strong campaign, but it will be interesting to see how they deal with this gap between matches.
The Hawks will be relying upon the form of gun centre Duop Reath to wreak havoc in the key, while the 36ers will be looking towards Daniel Johnson and Isaac Humphries to quell the influence of Reath.
The 36ers need to rebound strongly after their most recent performance which was a 93-67 hiding against Cairns.
An interrupted fixture might just have been the thing they were after in order to regroup and find form on training track.
However, the Hawks have clearly looked the superior team and will be mighty hard to beat on their home court.
Illawarra Hawks -7.5 at $1.90
brisbane bullets vs. new zealand breakers
January 9th 3:00pm
The winless New Zealand Breakers trek up to Brisbane Convention Centre in a bid to break their six-game slide when they face the Brisbane Bullets on Sunday.
It has been the season from hell so for the Breakers, but there have been excuses.
Marquee signing Peyton Siva and captain Thomas Abercombie have been sidelined with injury, but the return of both is imminent, which will the Breakers camp excited heading into this new year.
The Bullets, meanwhile, have shown a stack of improvement from last season and evened up their win-loss record at 2-2 with a 96-92 win over the Illawarra Hawks.
Brisbane will likely have too much depth for the Breakers to deal with in this game, but keep an eye out on team selection.
If the Breakers welcome back Abercrombie and or Siva, then they can cover the spread.
Suggested Bet: New Zealand Breakers +6.5 at $1.89 (If Abercrombie or Siva play)