We have expert betting tips for all six BBL Week 2 games this week.
It has been a quick start for the likes of the Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars. However, tournament favourites Brisbane Heat are languishing in last place.
The pressure is already on and its only Week 2! Six quality games to bet on this week, starting on Monday with the Strikers vs. Scorchers.
Big Bash League Week 2
7:10pm Adelaide Strikers vs. Perth Scorchers @ Adelaide Oval
South meets West as the Strikers look to get their first win of the season against the Scorchers on Monday.
Adelaide’s game against the Sydney Thunder was a no result on Saturday. However, Adelaide looked good at 161/5 at the time of cancellation.
We don’t have much to go on for the Strikers. They looked good scoring 161 for only five wickets, but the Thunder were also 40/1 after only four overs.
Perth played twice last week for a one and a loss. The loss came to the Sixers by a mammoth eight wickets.
Luckily for the Scorchers, they came back with a win against the Renegades, scoring 196 runs.
A close game is expected here and bookmakers can’t split them.
Betting tip: Adelaide Strikers to win @ $1.90 – Bet Now
2:45pm Hobart Hurricanes vs. Melbourne Renegades @ Blundstone Arena
It was a tough opening week for the Renegades after dropping games to the Thunder and Perth.
They scored 169 in their opening defeat and a decent total of 185 against Perth. Melbourne will take good benefit from that outing, but the pressure is well and truly on.
Hobart plays at home for this Christmas eve game and they’re coming off a win over the Sydney Sixers.
After scoring only 129 in their innings, Hobart’s odds drifted to $7.50. However, the bowling attack teared through the Sixers batting lineup.
Sydney scored only 104 runs and if Hobart can keep their bowling attack healthy, they’ll be tough to beat this season.
We are expecting Hobart to take this game and impose more heat on the Renegades.
Betting tip: Hobart Hurricanes to win – Bet Now
4:10pm Perth Scorchers vs. Sydney Sixers @ Optus Stadium
This is a rematch of Game 2 last week as the Sixers scored an eight-wicket victory over Perth.
Sydney came out of the gates firing but quickly fell back down to earth when losing to the Hobart Hurricanes.
It looked almost certain that Sydney would start the season 2-0 after bowling Hobart out for 129. However, they were awful in their innings.
Perth could play on that this week and playing their second game in three days shouldn’t be an issue.
Conditions should suit Perth nicely and given their impressive hitting lineup, we’re picking them to win comfortably.
Betting tip: Perth Scorchers to win – Bet Now
6:10pm Melbourne Stars vs. Adelaide Strikers @ Metricon Stadium
It was a good start to the season for the Melbourne Stars, who accounted for the Brisbane Heat comfortably.
The 22-run win puts the Stars in a good early position and they quickly moved into favouritism to win the BBL this season.
Adelaide, on the other hand, will be playing their second game of the week and they have the ability to cause an upset.
We haven’t been able to get a good line on the Strikers so far this season, but they do have the firepower to beat the Stars.
That being said, Melbourne is tough to beat at home and on the big occasions. This will be a big game in front of what should be a big crowd at Metricon Stadium.
Betting tip: Melbourne Stars to win – Bet Now
7:10pm Sydney Sixers vs. Sydney Thunder @ SCG
The highly anticipated clash between the Sydney teams is set for this Saturday and it’s going to be a cracker.
The Thunder started their season on fire with consecutive Week 1 wins. They came over the Brisbane Heat on Tuesday and the Melbourne Renegades on Friday.
The win over the Renegades was a close-run thing, scoring by two runs with only two balls left.
For Sydney, they need to get back on track after an embarrassing loss to the Hobart Hurricanes.
This will be their second game of the week, so they have time to sort out their issues.
It’s always an exciting game to watch and it could come down to the final few balls.
Betting tip: Sydney Thunder to win – Bet Now
7:10pm Melbourne Renegades vs. Adelaide Strikers @ Marvel Stadium
It’s a busy week for the Strikers, who play their third game of Week 2.
How that plays in their favour is yet to be seen but it’s not the best week to be playing a lot of cricket.
Many of the players would prefer to have a relaxing week through the Christmas period and it could have a negative impact on this team.
The Renegades have a quieter week after playing Hobart on Tuesday. They get a nice rest and return home for what could be an important game.
They need to score a win this week after going 0-2 in Week 1. For that reason, we’re going to go for the desperate Renegades here.
Betting tip: Melbourne Renegades to win – Bet Now