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Perth vs. Sydney 1/29/2022 Preview, Prediction, Picks

Perth takes on Sydney on 1/29/2022 at 11:00PM.

Strap in because we have a Australian NBL game preview and predictions in this article. Perth will face Sydney It is time to get rolling with our preview! Perth has a record of 7-2 this season. Sydney is 4-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Perth Team Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 115.8, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .547, which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .501, which considered to be below average. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement. They are among the best at avoiding live ball turnovers and that means less fast break opportunities for opponents. With an opponent steals rate of 6.9%, there is a level of dependability in half court offense. They successfully retrieved 27.9% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Their defensive efficiency is 108.4, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the league. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .549 which is considered to be above average (in a good way). This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They successfully retrieved 68.0% of opponent missed shots. They are a slightly above average defensive rebounding team.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. Their Blocks Rate is 5.0% which is considered to be below average.

Sydney Team Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 111.4, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .541, which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .505, which considered to be below average. Ball movement is not important at all in this offense when setting up shot attempts. They may run a lot of isos. They are among the best at avoiding live ball turnovers and that means less fast break opportunities for opponents. With an opponent steals rate of 7.2%, there is a level of dependability in half court offense. They have an offensive rebounding rate of 23.4% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 110.5, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .534 which is considered to be above average (in a good way). This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They have an defensive rebounding rate of 64.1% this season. They are a below average defensive rebounding team.

Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense. Their Blocks Rate is 7.0%, which is considered to be slightly above average.

The Perth Roster

The Players to Watch for Perth

Todd Blanchfield 6-6 207 F

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 108.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 117.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 52.9%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Bryce Cotton 6-1 165 G

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 110.6. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 121.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 47.9%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

Matt Hodgson 6-11 255 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 112.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 118.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 60.9%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Vic Law 6-7 200 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 114.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 115.1.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 50.4%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Mitchell Norton 6-1 188 G

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 108.7. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 114.9.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 46.3%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Corey Shervill 6-7 220 F

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 108.4. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 118.7.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 53.2%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Luke Travers 6-8 208 F

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 104.4. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 114.1.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 57.0%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Jesse Wagstaff 6-8 216 F

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 107.1. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 111.6.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 44.1%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Kevin White 6-4 200 G

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 110.3. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.2.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 50.4%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.





The Sydney Roster

The Players to Watch for Sydney

Shaun Bruce 6-4 181 G

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 110.3. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 98.7.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 42.6%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Jordan Hunter 6-10 230 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 104.7. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 119.6.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 57.5%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Jarell Martin 6-10 239 F

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 105.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 111.9.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 53.9%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Dejan Vasiljevic 6-3 184 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 112.3. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 121.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 56.1%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Tom Vodanovich 6-7 220 F

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 109.3. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 107.7.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 54.4%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Perth vs. Sydney Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Perth 91 Sydney 75

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