It’s time for our Big Bash League 28-3 betting tips and odds. Another exciting round of fixtures awaits from the Big Bash League this week with matches taking place every day between Monday and Sunday. The table makes for interesting reading with Hobart Hurricanes out in front on 16 points going into the week; the nearest rivals are Sydney Sixers back on 12, level with Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades.
There’s still plenty of cricket to play in the remainder of the season and we’re sure to get a few more shocks along the way. However, at present, the race looks to be on for second with four teams trying to force their way into one position, before thinking about challenging the dominance of Hobart.
The round gets started on Monday morning as Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades face-off in a 10.15am start shown live on BT Sport. Scorchers went into that contest as 4/5 betting favourites with bet365 against the 11/10 of their opponents.
Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat – Tuesday 5.00am
The first of two games on Tuesday and things really heat up here. The league leaders look to tighten their grip over the pack with a win in front of their own fans against a Heat side who start second bottom of the pile. Brisbane go into this one with a record showing three wins against six defeats and the seven points on the board means they look down on just one team, Perth Scorchers.
On form alone, this looks a simple bet and we’re happy to follow that and have our stake money down on Hobart Hurricanes to do a job. The reason we’re so keen is Bet365 are offering a delightful 8/13 and that’s a good bit better than we expected to find. Get your cash on the jolly, either as a super single or as part of your Big Bash League accumulators.
Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers – Tuesday 8.00am
The second-half of what will be an exciting double-header on Tuesday and UK fans can bet on this and watch live courtesy of BT Sport who screen the play live from 8.00am. Sydney are pushing for top spot in the charts; however, they must continue to win and hope the Hurricanes drop points to give themselves an angle back into the title race. They’ve won six and lost five so far and that does little to impress.
Adelaide Strikers can be found kicking their heels down in sixth place with only two teams worse off at present. They have eight points on the board and that suggests we won’t see them pushing for much better between now and the finish line. Sixers have more to play for and are the better team, so deserve our support at handy 4/5 (Bet365). That makes more sense than risking Strikers at 11/10.
Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder – Wednesday 8.15am
Melbourne Renegades are one of the three teams who start the round in joint-second place on a dozen points with stats of six wins and five defeats. They know they must find consistency if they are to avoid being sucked into the no man’s land of midtable; however, their future is in their own hands at this point and that will be a source of encouragement. Bookies have the Renegades picked as 8/11 favourites, a price you’ll get with most firms, including bet365.
Opponents, Sydney Thunder, are one place behind, nipping away at the heels of the pack, looking determined to force their way into the party. They have won five and lost five to date; however, we wouldn’t be in a rush to write them off here in what looks to be a very winnable match. Traders at Bet365 don’t see it and are keen enough to offer up market top price of 11/10 for the Sydney Thunders. That’s bigger than we think it should be, so a single on the underdogs at interest stakes is advised.
There’s still plenty of life left in the Big Bash League outright betting and it’s worth keeping tabs on the numbers during what will be an important week, looking for any signs of value. At present, we’d say backing the league leaders, Hobart Hurricanes, is still worth doing as Bet365 are offering a market best price of 12/5 and that really shouldn’t be taken lightly. Most of the competition have the same bet at 9/4 with bits and pieces of 11/5 out there. Make sure, if you do follow our thinking, to play at Bet365 and get the most for your stake money.
Melbourne Stars are priced as second favourites with 9/2 available – 4/1 with the majority – and that has them ahead of Melbourne Renegades at 5/1, an offer you’ll get with just about every major firm in the market. Sydney Sixers are the same price, then there’s 13/2 (Bet365) on Sydney Thunder, a chunky 16/1 – 10/1 in places – on Adelaide Strikers, 33/1 Brisbane Heat, 40/1 – top price with 888sport – for Perth Scorchers.
You can also risk your cash on which sides will reach the final and you don’t need them to win the title in order to have that bet paid out, as long as they are involved in the last two. 8/11 says Hobart Hurricanes will play a part and, again, that looks worth a punt to us. The value play, however, looks to be in backing Sydney Sixers at a tempting 3/1, a bet that should give you a run for your money at a nice price.
Another of the specials markets that stand out, and offer better prices than the outright betting, is the top tournament bowler. Andrew Tye has been simply stunning this season and appears to have this one wrapped up already. 888sport make him hot favourite but there’s value around if taking him on. Dwayne Bravo leaps off the page at us at 3/4, Sean Abbott 6/4, Marcus Stoinis 8/5, Stephen OKeefe 17/10 and Tom Curran 2/1.
The top-two betting is particularly exciting, with the race evenly balanced. Unibet go 4/6 for Hobart to finish in the top-two and that looks a given, then we’d suggest backing Sydney Sixers to join them at a rather more appealing 9/5 with the same firm.