We have expert betting predictions for Week 2 of the 2021/22 BBL season, which features four games.
Action kicks off on Monday night with the Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, but the big game of the week is the Sixers vs Stars on Wednesday.
Big Bash League Week 2
7:15pm Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades @ Metricon Stadium
It hasn’t been an ideal start to the Big Bash season for the Brisbane Heat, who are 0-2 after losses to the Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers.
They face two tough teams, but scoring 140 and 151 runs isn’t going to win many games. The senior players will need to stand up if they’re a chance of rising the ranks.
Melbourne won its opening game against Adelaide in upset fashion. The two-run victory was a gutsy effort, but it was followed by a typical Renegades outing against Adelaide.
They scored only 100 runs when chasing 149, so based on those performances, we’re going with Brisbane at a value price of $1.99.
Betting tip: Brisbane Heat @ $1.99 – Bet @ Sportsbet
7:15pm Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers @ Blundstone Arena
Hobart scored one of the more impressive Round 1 victories when putting away the Sydney Sixers in fine style.
The Hurricanes set a mammoth total of 213/2, which was never going to be run down by the Sixers, who scored 151/4 from their 18 limited overs.
Hobart has a team capable of going all the way, but holding off the Perth Scorchers is easier said than done. Perth scored 195/1 in a win over Adelaide on Saturday, so it was equally as impressive.
The Scorchers are 2-0 after beating Brisbane in their opening game, so we’re not surprised to see bookmakers open them as the $1.71 favourites.
However, we think the value is with the Hurricanes at $2.15. It’s a nice price for a team coming off a 200+ run outing.
Betting tip: Hobart Hurricanes @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
7:15pm Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers @ MCG
It’s a rematch of the first game of Round 1, which saw the Sydney Sixers destroy and embarrass the Melbourne Stars.
Sydney scored 213 runs and Melbourne replied with only 61. However, the Stars won consecutive games to round out the opening week.
They defeated the Sydney Thunder in consecutive games, which should give them some momentum heading into the rematch.
The Sixers couldn’t muster much against the Hurricanes on Saturday. They allowed the Hurricanes to score 213 runs for only two tickets, so the confidence levels might have dipped a touch.
Bookmakers can’t split them, but we’re happy with the $1.90 for the Stars. They have momentum on their side and they’ll be hungry for redemption.
Betting tip: Melbourne Stars @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
7:40pm Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder @ The Gabba
The Brisbane Heat play their second game of the week and the odds will be determined based on Monday’s game against the Renegades.
This is an important game for both teams, especially the Thunder. They opened their account with a seven-wicket win over the Heat, but subsequently lost two games to the Melbourne Stars.
For a team that wants to contend for the title, they need to get back on track against the struggling Heat.
Brisbane puts most of the pressure on Chris Lynn to come up with the goods. He scored only nine runs in the first meeting, but Ben Duckett and Sam Heazlett picked up the scraps with 88 runs between them.
Sydney should be favoured to win and get the job done.
Betting tip: Sydney Thunder – Bet @ Sportsbet
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.