Cairns Taipans vs. Townsville Crocodiles Friday 12th December, 2014- 7.30pm (local time) Cairns Convention Centre Tickets: click here Odds: Cairns $1.35, Townsville $3.20 View image | gettyimages.com Cairns have won their past two matches but they haven’t quite discovered the early season form that saw them start the year 6-0. They eked out an 85-80 victory over Adelaide last weekend, overcoming a 3 point final quarter deficit. Thanks to a light schedule over the past few rounds, they have managed to keep a hold on their top three placing as they are currently in the middle of a four game stretch in which they only play Townsville and Adelaide. When Cairns last met the Crocs, less than a fortnight ago, the Taipans were 9 point victors despite trailing by 4 at the half. Townsville shot just 5-22 from beyond the arc in that game, a number they are unlikely to repeat if Cairns do not close out on their shooters this weekend.