It’s summer time, which means Big Bash is heating up. We have our best BBL season predictions, including Big Bash Winner, top run scorer, top wicket taker and to finish bottom of the table.
The Sydney Sixers are the current favorites, but the likes of Perth, Hobart and Brisbane are sure to be hot on their heels.
Big Bash Season Preview
Big Bash Winner – Sydney Sixers
The Sydner Sixers have a powerful lineup and that was shown in the first game of the BBL season.
They destroyed the Melbourne Stars, which was an early look to how good this team can be. They scored 213 runs for only four wickets before limiting the Stars to 61 runs.
It was an incredible effort and punters can still get value odds. Josh Phillipe, James Vince and Moises Henriques were top-level, and getting them out early won’t be easy.
We would be surprised if the Sixers didn’t make a deep run this season. They have the most balanced attack and we’re happy to take the $3.50 available. It’s a fair price for the Sixers, who are strong chances to defend their title.
Bet: Sydney Sixers @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Big Bash Winner Next Best – Perth Scorchers
It’s an experienced side for the Perth Scorchers, who boast numerous T20 specialists.
The Scorchers have Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro and Josh Inglis at the top of the order, which will make them a formidable unit.
Cameron Bancroft is there to provide some middle-order stability, but the strength of the Scorchers could come in the bowling attack.
They have Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff and Peter Halzoglou, who should all have successful seasons with the ball.
Punters get $5 for the Scorchers, who are on the second line of betting. They often start well, so punters should expect those odds to firm throughout the tournament.
Bet: Perth Scorchers @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Big Bash To Finish Bottom – Melbourne Renegades
The Melbourne Renegades are often a good bet to finish at the bottom of the Big Bash ladder.
We’re not trying to put the boot into them too much, but they have been a bad bet over the last few seasons, so punters have lost their trust.
Aaron Finch and Sam Harper headline the team, but once they get out, there isn’t much depth to the roster. Unmukt Chand and Nic Maddison can’t be expected to carry the load and they will need things to go their way.
Melbourne’s best chances reside with their bowling attack, but we think it will be another long season for the Renegades.
Bet: Melbourne Renegades @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Top Run scorer – Josh Phillipe
Josh Phillipe has made a terrific start to the season, which will see his odds firm considerably.
He started like a house on fire on Sunday, which helps his cause. Bookmakers will trim his opening odd of $8.50, but punters should still get value odds with Phillipe.
The Sydney Sixer is always near the top of the run scorer leaderboard and now is a good time to invest.
Top Wicker Taker – Andrew Tye
We think the Perth Scorchers bowling attack will have a successful season and leading the charge is Andrew Tye.
He is a reliable bowler and the conditions in Perth play right into his hands. He’s not only an economical bowler, but he enjoys taking wickets in the hard and fast conditions.
Tye is the leader of the Scorchers bowling attack and the $9.50 to be leading wicket taker is worth having on your ticket.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.