Franklin Bulls vs. Otago Nuggets - 7/2/20 NBL Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Franklin Bulls vs. Otago Nuggets - 7/2/20 NBL Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Otago Nuggets vs. Franklin Bulls

NBL Basketball: Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:30 am

The Line: Franklin Bulls +9.5 -- Over/Under: 176.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Otago Nuggets and Franklin Bulls meet Thursday morning in New Zealand NBL basketball action at the Trusts Arena.

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The Otago Nuggets could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Otago Nuggets is averaging 105.5 points on 60.4 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 51.3 percent shooting. Jordan Ngatai is averaging 21 points, one block and 6.5 rebounds while Jarrod Kenny is averaging six assists. Richie Rodger is averaging 2.5 steals and Darcy Knox is averaging two turnovers per game. The Otago Nuggets is shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Otago Nuggets is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.

The Franklin Bulls look for a victory after splitting their last four games. The Franklin Bulls is averaging 76.3 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Isaac Davidson is averaging 20.5 points while Dominque Kelman-Poto is averaging seven rebounds and three turnovers. Everard Bartlett is averaging 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals while Samuel Timmins is averaging 2.3 blocks. The Franklin Bulls is shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Franklin Bulls is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.

There’s no match history between these two teams.

The Otago Nuggets are simply in poor form right now with losses in five of their last seven games and they just allowed 107 points in a blowout loss to the Taranaki Mountainairs. The Otago Nuggets have allowed 100-plus points in three of their last five games overall, which isn't a good thing entering this contest. The Franklin Bulls are a team that's still trying to figure things out, but they should be much higher with the confidence considering they're coming off back-to-back victories and just held the Nelson Giants to 69 points. 

I can't lay big chalk with the Otago Nuggets in their current form. Give me the Bulls and the free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick Franklin Bulls +9.5

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