Two weeks ago
NBL1 Central Week 1 Preview
Will do my best though I admit I don't know much more than what clubs have been posted and what I have heard around the traps. A few things have come out since the power rankings so these will reflect the best info I have. Of course, would love to see more predictions here too from those who know better.
Forestville vs Mavs
The less said the better. I haven't seen anything yet to indicate Mavs will be competitive, though they do have a sharp coach he might be working with blunt objects. Forestville may have less depth that previous years but it won't matter here.
Eagles by 18.
South vs North
Looks like both of these teams will be 2nd half of the season types with their NBL recruits. South have the clear advantage in this matchup early in the season with Starling still MVP calibre and Johns still the best guard on court.
South by 12.
Southern vs Sturt
I have these two either side of making the finals and for a round 1 matchup this could have some very long term implications. Southern have two imports and we already know Koop will be a handful in this league. Sturt seem to be running all Australian and while they have COTY favourite (just ahead of Rojo) Paul Rigoni and will be very structured they will fall short in this one.
Southern by 8.
West vs Centrals
A lot of unknowns here as I don't know a lot about the Centrals lineup, however West have some big name signings and a great coach. Will take a bit of beating in this one.
West by 14.
Norwood vs Woodville
Two teams I have firmly in the finals in what is the game of the round. Norwood have just announced a new import big and we know Woodville have a fringe NBA player coming in, hopefully both clear quarantine and are able to play week 1. Both teams have veteran experience and star power. Turnage is good, but this Jacobs guy will be better.
Woodville by 4.