The Big Bash League continues this week and we have Big Bash predictions and betting tips for all nine games on the card.
It’s a busy week of cricket in the Big Bash and all nine games should be excited. Action this week includes the Hurricanes vs. Stars, Heat vs. Sixers and many more great games.
Big Bash League Week 4
Melbourne Renegades vs. Sydney Sixers @ Metricon Stadium
It hasn’t been a great start to the season for the Renegades and punters can’t back them with any confidence.
They have been held to less than 81 runs on two occasions and with their top batsmen not performing, we have to go with the Sixers here.
Sydney is coming off an impressive win over the Melbourne Stars and there isn’t a better form guide for this game.
Bet: Sydney Sixers to win @ $1.67 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney Thunder vs. Melbourne Stars @ Manuka Oval
We’re not sure how the Stars lost to the Sixers but it happened. Now, they must rebound in order to take care of the Thunder.
Melbourne was in control with the Sixers needing 43 runs from 18 balls, but a shocking last over saw the game slip through their fingers.
The Thunder are playing well and they scored 209 wins against the Renegades. They could go back-to-back with the confidence edge.
Bet: Sydney Thunder to win @ $2.13 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Brisbane Heat @ The Gabba
Hobart suffered a rare loss to the Heat on Sunday night and they will need to rebound in the return game.
The Hurricanes made a solid start to the season but getting beaten by the Heat without Chris Lynn wasn’t a good look.
Brisbane should improve as the season continues, but expect Hobart to bounce back and bookmakers have them as the firm favourites.
Bet: Hobart Hurricanes to win @ $1.65 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adelaide Strikers vs. Perth Scorchers @ Adelaide Oval
The Strikers and Scorchers continue their season series after playing on Monday night. Adelaide scored a narrow win over the Heat last week and the Scorchers found the Thunder too tough in their last outing.
Both teams are capable of producing the goods and with a fast wicket expected at the Adelaide Oval, the advantage could go to the Strikers.
We give them the slight edge in what should be another enthralling contest.
Bet: Adelaide Strikers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne Renegades vs. Sydney Thunder @ Metricon Stadium
The Thunder have been one of the most improved teams this season and they could continue their momentum on Friday.
We expect bookmakers to have them as the short favourites over the Renegades, who have been the laughing stock of the Big Bash 2020 season.
Sydney has a quality batting lineup and bowlers that can strike, so we would back them to score a comfortable win.
Bet: Sydney Thunder to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Melbourne Stars @ Blundstone Arena
Two of the best BBL teams do battle on Saturday when the Hurricanes host the Melbourne Stars.
Melbourne has lost a couple of games they should have won this season, but they have one of the best rosters in the competition. Hobart has exceeded expectations to date, but they could regress back to the middle of the pack.
This game could be won or lost in the first 10 overs and we giving the edge to the Stars.
Bet: Melbourne Stars to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brisbane Heat vs. Sydney Sixers @ The Gabba
It was a rough start to the season for the Brisbane Heat but they rebounded last time out and that will give them confidence.
Sydney has made a good start to their season and despite not being fancied prior to the tournament starting, they are now one of the favourites.
Brisbane can turn up the heat at any stage, but the safer bet is taking the Sixers.
Bet: Sydney Sixers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perth Scorchers @ Melbourne Renegades @ Optus Stadium
The Renegades play their third game in a week and we don’t think the compact schedule will help them get out of a funk.
They are playing poor cricket and not even the introduction of Aaron Finch was enough to see them score more than 80 runs last week.
Perth has a well-rounded outfit and they could start getting some momentum heading into the latter stages of the season.
Bet: Perth Scorchers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adelaide Strikers vs. Sydney Sixers @ Metricon Stadium
Adelaide boasts the likes of Jake Weatherald and Jonathan Wells, who can set up a big total to open the innings.
They also have quality bowlers like Peter Siddle, who has been one of the best bowlers in the BBL so far this season.
The Sixers are a quality side but we fancy the Strikers to get the job done. They have a great bowling attack and that can be tough to get past.
Bet: Adelaide Strikers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
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