Melbourne United $9.00 To Remain Undefeated At Sportsbet
November 09, 2015
Melbourne United’s narrow 87-86 triumph over New Zealand Breakers was their ninth in a row and allowed them to extend their lead at the top of the NBL ladder thanks to Townsville Crocodiles home loss to Perth Wildcats. In light of their 9-0 record so far, Australian bookie Sportsbet offers $9.00 Melbourne Utd to go through the entire NBL regular season undefeated.
The sportsbook has supplemented their already broad offering of basketball betting with a special market for when Melbourne United’s first loss will occur. Melbourne’s following game in Townsville is listed at $4.75 to be their first defeat, ahead of their re-match with New Zealand across the ditch at $7.50. A big part of the reason Melbourne are yet to lose is Chris Goulding, who’s come in from $7.00 to $2.70 favourite to take out the competition’s MVP Award.
“Melbourne United are pushing their luck but it’s going to take a special performance to beat them this season,” said Sportsbet’s Christian Jantzen.
Melbourne United have a long way to go to beat the all-time NBL record for longest winning streak of 21 games, set by Brisbane in 2007. They do however, have a very good chance of making it into the top 10 list, take a look at how it currently stands below;
Longest NBL Winning Streak
– 21 Brisbane 2007
– 16 Townsville 2003
– 16 Melbourne 1997
– 16 Sydney 1983
– 16 New Zealand 2013
– 15 Geelong 1984
– 15 Sydney 2005
– 14 Adelaide 1986
– 14 St. Kilda 1979
– 13 Victoria 2002
If you think Melbourne United can remain unbeaten or are purely interested in basketball betting in general, then you’ll find Sportsbet to be ideal. The bookie offers competitive pricing and regular bonus bet opportunities on top of speciality markets just like this one. Register with Sportsbet today and you’ll be able to slam-dunk a free bet bonus up to $501, matched against your first bet for use on any sports betting selection with odds of 1.50 or greater over the following 30 days.