Melbourne United will take on Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL Finals on Thursday, 28 April 2022. The first game of a three-match playoff will go underway at 9:30 am GMT. Let’s learn everything about Melbourne United vs JackJumpers, start time, venue, preview, prediction, and how to watch.
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Venue: John Cain Arena
TV Channel: Foxtel
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When and Where is Melbourne United vs. Tasmania JackJumpers?
Melbourne United vs JackJumpers will hit the ground on Thursday, 28 April 2022, at 9:30 am GMT, which is 7:30 pm local time on Thursday.
This exciting match will be held at John Cain Arena, the home ground of Melbourne United. It will be a home match for the Melbourne team.
The National Basketball League of Australia NBL regular season 2021-2022 has ended with a bang. The first-timers Tasmanina JackJumpers have made headlines by finishing in the top 4, qualifying for the finals. In the first game of a three-game playoff, the JackJumpers will visit Melbourne to take on Melbourne United.
Tasmania JackJumpers have confirmed the 4th spot in the table after a last-day decider. They needed to rely on the Perth Wildcats who had a do or die match. South East Melbourne ruined the party of the Wildcats by handing them a defeat, which saw them unable to make it to the top 4 for the first time in 35 years. It made it possible for the JackJumpers to qualify for the playoffs in their maiden season. Tasmania men have finished at the 4th spot in the table with 17 wins out of 28 matches.
On the other hand, Melbourne United have topped the table with the most consistent performances. They are right at the top with 20 wins out of 28 matches.
For the semi-finals against Tasmania JackJumpers, the Melbourne United men will be hot favorites. Nonetheless, the JackJumpers have made wonders in this season by defeating Melbourne United. In fact, in their last three meetings, the JackJumpers are leading by 2-1 wins against Melbourne United. In the two meetings in this season of the NBL, they have got one win each.
Melbourne United have won 4 out of their last 5 games. Similarly, the JackJumpers have won 4 out of their last 5 matches. Tasmania men have been in a tremendous away run; they are unbeaten in their last 6 trips. In the last meeting between these two sides, the JackJumpers beat the United by 83-61 points on 23 April 2022.
All these stats promise to offer us an incredible match between Melbourne United vs. JackJumpers.
Chris Goulding should be the crucial player for Melbourne United in the attack. He has scored 16+ points in 5 of his last 6 matches. His three-pointers could be crucial in a close game; he has 3+ three-pointers in 6 of his last 7 games. Shea Ili could come in handy for Melbourne United, averaging 9.3 points and 5.7 assists in the last three games.
For the JackJumpers, MiKyle McIntosh is averaging 13.8 points in his last 5 games who should take important points against the table toppers. Josh Magette should be the key supplier for the JackJumpers, having 6+ assists in 5 of his last 7 games. But everyone’s eyes will be on Josh Adams, scoring at an average of 21.7 points in his last 3 games for the Tasmania JackJumpers.
Melbourne United are the most consistent team in this season. They should win this match but not without a hard-fought battle.
The JackJumpers will be inspired like never before. They will fight till the final whistle. Surprise Sports Basketball experts predict that Melbourne United should claim a win over the JackJumpers, not by a big margin.
- Score Prediction: Melbourne United 86-79 JackJumpers
How to Watch Melbourne United vs. JackJumpers on TV and Online?
You can live stream the NBL actions, the semi-finals between Melbourne United vs JackJumpers on Kayo Sports. You need to buy a subscription to watch this match live on Kayo. The basic plan costs a minimum $25 per month. They offer 14 days free trial for new subscribers on the basic plan.
You can also watch NBL semi-finals live via ESPN and Foxtel. Moreover, NBL TV is another option to catch the matches live. The match is set to go underway at 9:30 am GMT.