We have expert betting tips for all nine BBL Week 1 games this week.
Action starts on Tuesday when with the Heat vs. Thunder and cricket action continues right up until Sunday night.
Which teams will make a winning start to the new BBL season? It should be an exciting Week 1 of action.
Big Bash League Week 1
7:10pm Brisbane Heat vs. Sydney Thunder @ The Gabba
Expectations are high for the Brisbane Heat this season and they could kick off their season with a bang.
Featuring a team with big hitters, the Heat should be one of the best offensive teams in the Big Bash League. Leading the way is Chris Lynn and if he’s on fire, they’ll be hard to stop.
Sydney Thunder are a capable team but they missed the finals last year and we can see the same thing happening again.
Bookmakers are siding with the Heat and so are we.
Betting tip: Brisbane Heat to win @ $1.58 – Bet Now
7:10pm Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers @ SCG
It could be a long season for both the Sixers and Scorchers, but at least one team will get off the mark on Wednesday night.
We predicting the Sixers to have the most losses this season. Therefore, we are going with the Scorchers to win this game.
They enjoy a fast pitch and conditions should be ideal for a team looking to bounce back after an awful 2018/2019 season.
Perth finished last with only four wins and 10 losses. However, they’re a quality side so stick with them.
Betting tip: Perth Scorchers to win @ $1.90 – Bet Now
7:10pm Melbourne Renegades vs. Sydney Thunder @ GMHBA Stadium
The Thunder will play their second game in three days and they could easily start 0-2 on the season.
After facing a tough Brisbane side on Tuesday, they’ll come up against a quality side in the Melbourne Renegades on Thursday.
Melbourne will be tough to beat throughout the season. They have a powerful lineup with both bat and ball, so expect an opening-season win.
Betting tip: Melbourne Renegades to win @ $1.72 – Bet Now
2:15pm Hobart Hurricanes vs. Sydney Sixers @ Traeger Park
We’re not sure if playing cricket in the Alice Springs heat in the middle of the day is wise, but that’s what is happening this Friday.
Hobart plays their first home game in the middle of Australia. That’s not quite the ideal start for them but it should make for an intriguing contest.
Sydney will be battle-hardened having played Perth earlier in the week, but they might not cope with the occasion.
Hobart finished last season with 10 wins and D’Arcy Short could lead the way.
Betting tip: Hobart Hurricanes to win – Bet Now
7:10pm Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars @ Metricon Stadium
The Gold Coast hosts their first game of the season as the Heat welcomes the Melbourne Stars.
Melbourne is playing their first game of the season and it’s not going to be an easy task. Both teams are well-favoured to win this season, but the Heat could come out the gates firing.
Playing consecutive home games is an ideal start for the pre-tournament favourites and Melbourne could be chasing a big total if Heat bat first.
It should be a close game and we’re expecting the Heat to win in dramatic fashion.
Betting tip: Brisbane Heat to win – Bet Now
6:10pm Sydney Thunder vs. Adelaide Strikers @ Manuka Oval
The Thunder are incredibly playing their third game in the opening week and that could take its toll.
They play on Tuesday night against the Heat and then Thursday night against the Melbourne Renegades. It’s hard to know how their form will be coming into this, but we’re going with Adelaide regardless.
Adelaide has a nice team this season and this game isn’t being played in Sydney. It’s being played in Canberra, so there is no home ground advantage playing here.
Betting tip: Adelaide Strikers to win – Bet Now
9:10pm Perth Scorchers vs. Melbourne Renegades @ Optus Stadium
The Scorchers are tough to beat at home and despite a miserable time of it last season, we’re expecting improvement.
Conditions can be tough in Perth at this time of the year and that will help the home players significantly.
The Renegades are a team that is capable on any given day. However, they don’t play well on the road and that’s against them here.
A close game is expected.
Betting tip: Perth Scorchers to win – Bet Now
2:45pm Melbourne Stars vs. Hobart Hurricanes @ Ted Summerton Reserve
Moe hosts the “Christmas with the Stars” as Melbourne takes on the top-quality outfit of the Hobart Hurricanes.
How these two teams play earlier in the week will have a big guide on their chances in this game. We’re expect Hobart to get off to a winning start but not so much the Stars.
Therefore, it should be a big game for the Stars and they’ll have the benefit of playing in front of a home crowd.
Stars should be narrowly favoured to win.
Betting tip: Melbourne Stars to win – Bet Now
7:10pm Sydney Sixers vs. Brisbane Heat @ SCG
The Heat play their third game of the week and we’re confident they could start the season a perfect 3-0.
Sydney could be desperate to win this game, depending on how they play during the week, but the Heat should have too much class.
There aren’t many weak parts to the Brisbane game and with a stacked hitting lineup, the Sixers might need 200 runs to win.
We don’t think they have the offensive firepower to do so.
Betting tip: Brisbane Heat to win – Bet Now