The Big Bash League continues this week and we have Big Bash predictions and betting tips for all five games on the card.
It was a scorching start to the BBL 10 last week and punters get some quality games to bet on this week.
On the cards is Thunder vs Heat, Hurricanes vs. Strikers, Scorchers vs. Stars, Hurricanes vs. Renegades and Sixers vs. Strikers.
Big Bash League Week 2
Sydney Thunder vs. Brisbane Heat @ Manuka Oval
The Sydney Thunder had a great chance to upset tournament favourites Melbourne on Saturday, but they failed towards the end of the game.
When Ferguson got out, the Thunder’s chances went with him. However, there were some positives to take from that outing.
They limited the Stars to only 169 runs and that’s not easy to do. They will need another top performance against the Heat, which is looking to bounce back after a dreadful first showing.
Brisbane scored only 125 runs against the Stars and the likes of Chris Lynn will need to start producing on the offensive front.
It should be a close game but we give the slight edge to the Thunder.
Bet: Sydney Thunder to win @ $1.81 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Adelaide Strikers @ UTAS
Hobart made a strong start to their BBL 10 season with consecutive wins. They kicked things off with a 16-run win over the Sydney Sixers before beating the Strikers on Sunday.
They scored 178 and 174 runs in both wins, so their batters are doing the job. Holding the Sixers and Strikers to under 164 runs were another positive, so punters should be confident.
For the second game in a row, the Strikers do battle with Hobart. They will need to turnaround an 11-run defeat, but they have the power to do so.
Bookmakers have both teams at $1.90 and we’re also expecting a close game. However, the Hurricanes have shown consistency to date and they could remain unbeaten.
There is value with the odds, so look for the likes of D’Arcy Short to get firing.
Bet: Hobart Hurricanes to win @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perth Scorchers vs. Melbourne Stars @ UTAS
The Scorchers have one of the best teams on paper, but that didn’t show up against the Rebels last Saturday.
Perth scored only 130 runs from 19.1 overs and the Renegades chased it down in only 16.3 overs. It was a dour performance from a team with so much promise.
To make matters worse, the Renegades scored only 60 runs in their subsequent game against Sydney, so it’s not a good form guide.
The Stars, on the other hand, have made a terrific start. They are 2-0 after beating the Thunder and Heat in style. Both performances were top notch and it’s why they are the best team in the competition.
Punters are getting value odds for the Stars and they are worth backing while they’re in the mood.
Bet: Melbourne Stars to win @ $1.77 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Melbourne Renegades @ Blundstone Arena
The season got off to a great start for the Renegades, but they came back to earth with a thud on Sunday.
After beating the Perth Scorchers on Saturday, Melbourne had every chance to be confident going into their game against the Sixers. However, they scored only 60 runs in one of the most dismal Big Bash efforts in its 10-year history.
Facing a Renegades team down on confidence plays right into the hands of the Hurricanes, who have looked impressive so far.
They could enter this game with an unbeaten record and we are expecting bookmakers to have them as the short favourites.
Bet: Hobart Hurricanes to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney Sixers vs. Adelaide Strikers @ Blundstone Arena
The Sixers get a week off after beating the Renegades by 145 runs and seven days to enjoy their spoils is ideal.
It was one of the most comprehensive wins in recent history and they could continue that momentum against the Strikers this week.
Sydney was able to turnaround their defeat to the Hurricanes on Thursday to score a comfortable victory and they should be confident of another win.
Adelaide isn’t a team that will roll over, but the edge goes with the dangerous Sixers outfit.
Bet: Sydney Sixers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
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