Daily Sports Tips – Thursday, February 14

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars (7:30pm AEDT)
Hurricanes to Win ($1.75)

The Hurricanes have been the league benchmark all season and can win through to their second-consecutive BBL Final, at the expense of the Melbourne Stars this evening. Blundstone Arena has been a particularly happy hunting ground and they will be confident of beating a side that all but scraped into the final four.

Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans (7:50pm AEDT)
United (-9.5)

A pretty tough performance from United to deny Adelaide their finals confirmation on Sunday and unsurprising to see them as such hot favourites in head-to-head betting for this one. The end of the season cannot come quickly enough for the Taipans, who are out to $4.65 to win tonight. Given the huge difference in those two quotes, probably quite unsurprising to see a line of 9.5 points set tonight and if United bring anything close to their best, I think that is still a very achievable figure.