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South East Melbourne vs. Cairns Prediction, Picks, and Preview for 4/2/2022

South East Melbourne takes on Cairns on 4/2/2022 at 05:00 AM.

Strap in because we have a Australian NBL game preview and predictions in this article. South East Melbourne will face Cairns It is time to get rolling with our preview! South East Melbourne has a record of 11-9 this season. Cairns is 5-13 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

South East Melbourne Team Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 115.3, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .563, which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .529, which considered to be slightly above average. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble than most. 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 7.4%, there is a level of dependability in half court offense. They have an offensive rebounding rate of 25.1% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.8, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. 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 .569 which is considered to be slightly below average. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They have an defensive rebounding rate of 63.4% this season. They are a below 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 5.2% which is considered to be below average.

Cairns Team Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 109.0, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .538, which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .511, which considered to be below average. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble than most. They are doing an above average job of preventing live ball turnovers (steals). An opponent steals rate of 8.4% is not something to brag about, but it is far better to not have it be a problem.They have an offensive rebounding rate of 24.3% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Their defensive efficiency is 118.8, there is a lot of work to do here. 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 .565 which is considered to be slightly below average. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They have an abysmal defensive rebounding rate of 60.3% this season. Defensive rebounding is a massive problem. Far too many second chance opportunities.

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 7.5%, which is considered to be slightly above average.

The South East Melbourne Roster

The Players to Watch for South East Melbourne

Kyle Adnam 6-1 185 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 114.4. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 47.8%, 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. 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. He is a generally 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.

Ryan Broekhoff 6-7 215 SF

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 106.0. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 116.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 53.3%, 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 has a strong tendency to take three point shots. 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 sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Mitchell Creek 6-6 225 G

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 111.5. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 117.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 55.7%, 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. 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.

Cameron Gliddon 6-5 190 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 109.2. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 119.6.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 57.9%, 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. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. 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 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.

Izayah Mauriohooho Le’Afa 6-2 200 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 108.1. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 106.4.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 54.7%, 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. 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. 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 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.





The Cairns Roster

The Players to Watch for Cairns

Majok Deng 6-10 185 F

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 120.5. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 117.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 54.6%, 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. 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.

Mirko Djeric 6-2 180 G

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 122.3. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 108.7.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 51.0%, 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. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. 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 a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

Nathan Jawai 6-10 280 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 114.2. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 114.4.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 54.8%, 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. 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.

Scott Machado 6-1 201 G

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 119.0. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 107.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 48.2%, 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. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. 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.

Jordan Ngatai 6-7 215 F

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 121.5. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 118.1.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 63.3%, he is a strong 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. 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. 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 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.

Kouat Noi 6-7 210 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 112.7. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 98.7.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 46.9%, 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. 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 has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Cameron Oliver 6-8 225 C

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 108.2. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 115.2.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 55.5%, 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. 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 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.

Keanu Pinder 6-9 220 PF

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 108.5. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 94.1.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 45.9%, 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. 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. 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.

South East Melbourne vs. Cairns Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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