Summer is upon us in Australia, which means punters get some quality Big Bash cricket to enjoy.
Big Bash is some of the most exciting cricket played anywhere in the world. Making it more exciting is having a futures bet on the season winner, so we have our best 2020/21 Big Bash predictions and betting tips available.
The Sydney Sixers scored an upset win last season and they are well-favoured to win again. However, there seven other teams vying for the BBL title.
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Big Bash Winner – Melbourne Stars @ $4.33 Bet @ Sportsbet
The Melbourne Stars are always the favourite to win the Big Bash League, but punters are getting value odds this season.
With a team stacked full of Australian and international talent, the Stars should win more games than they lose.
In the batting department are the likes of Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher and Glenn Maxwell. The latter hasn’t done much in recent international T20 matches, but he often plays his best cricket for the Stars.
They are looking to go one better than they did last season, which saw them lose by 19 runs in the BBL final. However, it’s their bowling lineup that should entice punters into having a play.
Zahir Khan is a quality international bowler, but their trump card could be Adam Zampa. The Australian representative has the ability to take wickets in the middle order, so he is a key inclusion.
Overall, there are no weak points in the Melbourne Stars lineup, so the $4.33 at Sportsbet is well worth taking.
Big Bash Winner Next Best – Brisbane Heat @ $7 Bet @ Sportsbet
There is a sense of trepidation towards the Brisbane Heat this season. They aren’t as well-backed as usual, but they are still a chance of winning the Big Bash League.
Spearheading their attack is Chris Lynn, who always makes a case to be the top runscorer of the season. Punters can find value with Lynn, who is $1.91 to be the Heat’s top runscorer this season, which is great value.
The Heat have a tough starting game against the Melbourne Stars, but it will show punters their quality straight out of the gates. Facing the favourites to start is ideal and the likes of Lynn, Dan Lawrence and Max Bryant can set them up.
In the bowling department, the Heat boasts Morne Morkel, Mark Steketee and all-rounder Ben Laughlin. It’s a strong bowling attack and it should keep them in many games this season.
$7 is worth snapping up as those odds could firm throughout the tournament.
Big Bash To Finish Bottom – Melbourne Renegades @ $4.20
It isn’t always fun to watch a team struggle, but for the sake of this betting option it is.
The Melbourne Renegades have struggled to find any traction in the Big Bash League recently, and we can see their struggles continue for the 2020/21 season.
They won the 2018/19 season, but crashed back down to earth by finishing in eighth last season. It was a huge fall from grace and we’re not sure if they have recovered.
We don’t see much improvement in store for the Renegades and we are not surprised to see them well-favoured to finish at the bottom of the table.
Top Tournament Runscorer – Marcus Stoinis
The Melbourne Stars player is our top pick to score the most runs through the 2020/21 Big Bash season.
He is a quality player and although the likes of Aaron Finch, Alex Hales and Chris Lynn are noted runscorers, they don’t have the same consistency as Stoinis.
He is currently paying $6 to end the season on top, and given the success we expect from the Stars, that only helps his chances.
Top Hurricanes Tournament Runscorer – Dawid Malan
Our final Big Bash exotic bet is for the top Hurricanes runscorer. We have found excellent value with Dawid Malan, who travels over from England.
The England international has been in stellar form this season and although he might not play every game for the Hurricanes, his class is telling.
He is currently one of the best T20 players in the world and there is excellent value with the $5 odds available with bookmakers.
The hot favourite for the Hobart Hurricanes is D’Arcy Short at $1.53. However, there is no value with that price and we think Malan is the man to back.
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.