Otago Nuggets vs. Manawatu Jets
NBL Basketball: Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 1:30 am
The Line: Manawatu Jets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 181.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Otago Nuggets and Manawatu Jets meet Saturday morning in New Zealand NBL basketball action at The Trusts Arena.
The Otago Nuggets need a feel good victory after losing three of their last four games. The Otago Nuggets is averaging 87.8 points on 53.7 percent shooting and allowing 93.5 points on 52.2 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 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Otago Nuggets is allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.
The Manawatu Jets look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Manawatu Jets is averaging 94.6 points on 56.4 percent shooting and allowing 85.7 points on 50 percent shooting. Jayden Bezzant is averaging 22.4 points, one block and 6.5 rebounds while Hyrum Harris is averaging 13.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 5.5 assists. The Manawatu Jets is shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Manawatu Jets is allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Manawatu Jets have won five of the last eight meetings against the Otago Nuggets, but was on the losing side in the most recent meeting about two weeks ago. The Otago Nuggets won the most recent match against the Jets by four points.
The Otago Nuggets just can't get on the same page right now and are coming off a bad 12-point loss to the Auckland Huskies. The Manawatu Jets are playing some of their best basketball in quite some time and have produced 100-plus points in three of their last four games. These are two teams heading in different directions and the Otago Nuggets have little chance to keep up if the Jets continue to make shots at the level they're making them over the last couple of weeks. The Manawatu Jets are simply killing it right now on the offensive end and are blowing teams out in the process.
I have to lay the chalk with the Manawatu Jets.