2015 ANZ Championships – Round 10 tips

Filed in Other by on May 2, 2015

Ben Carbonaro previews Round 10 of the 2015 ANZ Championship.

Previous Results of Ben’s tips

Rd 9: 4 units bet, gross return of 3.80 units, net loss of 0.20 units

2015 total: 18 units bet, gross return of 17.04 units, net loss of 0.96 units

2012-2015: 111 units bet, gross return of 122.58 units, net profit of 11.58 units, Profit on Turnover (PoT) = 10%


Round 10 Tips (please note: all times are the local time for the home side)

Friday May 1, 5:40 PM Fever v Firebirds

Bookmakers’ line: N/A

Ben says: In the only Friday night clash for season 2015, the rampaging West Coast Fever host the Queensland Firebirds in at Perth Arena in what some have suggested is the blockbuster of the year. The Fever are defending the challenge trophy for the sixth time this season. This is the second clash between these two teams this season and back in round in Brisbane, the Fever won by seven goals and I’m expecting the Fever to keep their perfect record intact. Fever by 2

Recommended bet: N/A


Saturday May 2, 4:10 PM Steel v Pulse

Bookmakers’ line: Steel -1.5

Ben says: The Steel sit in third place and Pulse fourth place on the New Zealand conference ladder respectively. Both teams are coming off draws last week in what is the first meeting between both them for season 2015. What stands out in this game is what Pulse will need to do to contain Steel’s towering Jamaican shooter Janiele Fowler-Reid, who has shot 364 goals at 87 per cent accuracy to be second behind West Cost Fever’s Caitlin Bassett for most goals scored. Pulse by 6

Recommended bet: 1 unit on Pulse +1.5 at $1.90 (Centrebet)


Sunday May 3, 12:18 PM Swifts v Vixens

Bookmakers’ line: Swifts -1.5

Ben says: After three consecutive losses, the Vixens are back on track after back to back wins at home but now face the next two games away from home and getting wins away this late in the season is important looking ahead to finals netball. The two teams will play for the Sargeant McKinnis Cup named after NSW netball great Anne Sargeant and current Vixens coach Simone McKinnis (Victoria). The Swifts are coming off yet another draw last weekend and will be looking to rebound against Vixens in what has been marketed as a blockbuster game. Swifts captain Kimberlee Green is well known for her cool head and ability to control midcourt proceedings; she combined with midcourt young gun Paige Hadley for 24 goal assists in last week’s draw against the Central Pulse. Vixens by 4

Recommended bet: 1 unit on Vixens +1.5 at $1.90 (Centrebet)


Monday May 3, 7:10 PM Mystics v Tactix

Bookmakers’ line: Mystics -7.5

Ben says: New Zealand’s media turned up the heat last week on the Mainland Tactix, again calling into question their ability to play consistent netball across four quarters of a netball game. The Tactix responded positively, putting in what I thought was close to their best performance all season against a Vixens team that had more experienced cattle out on court. Across the last 15 meetings between these two teams, the Mystics have won 11 of them and lost just four. Mystics just went down to the Queensland Firebirds in what was their third loss to an Australian team this season. After nine rounds of ANZ Championship netball, the Mystics are the most accurate shooting team at a percentage of 86.5 per cent accuracy. Regardless of the Tactix’s improved performance last week, this one will most likely peter out to be a one sided contest. Mystics by 12

Recommended bet: 1 unit on Mystics -7.5 at $1.90 (Centrebet)


Byes: Thunderbirds, Magic


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