Brisbane Heat Vs Adelaide Strikers Cricket Big Bash League Betting Tips
December 17, 2018
The 2018-19 Big Bash League begins Wednesday when two of the top three teams in BBL title betting, the Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers, meet at The Gabba. Topbetta has the Heat at 6.00 to win the Twenty20 domestic championship, just behind the reigning champion Strikers, 5.50, and title favourites Perth Scorchers, 5.00.
- The Heat to win the Twenty20 championship @6.00 with TopBetta T&C's Apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- The Strikers to win @2.05 with Unibet T&C apply Visit T&Cs Apply
- Lynn to score 33 or more and Carey to score 35 or more @1.83 with Bet365 T&C's apply Visit T&Cs Apply
Heat’s Big Test Against Reigning BBL Champs
Brisbane will be looking for a much better season than their last one, when they finished second from the bottom with a 4-6 win-loss record. They head into this season with high hopes, backed by two star T20 batsmen in captain Brendan McCullum and Chris Lynn, plus one of the short form’s most highly rated all-rounders in Ben Cutting.
No test could be bigger than the Adelaide Strikers, who took all before them on their way to the 2017-18 Big Bash title. The Strikers come into this season with a similar XI to the one that thrashed the Hobart Hurricanes in last year’s final, backed by internationals Alex Carey and Travis Head at the top of the batting order. The Heat are favourites and have more to prove, but they won only 40% of matches last season as betting favourites while the Strikers won 66.7% of the time as underdogs and 60% of all away games. Therefore, it’s hard to go past the Strikers, who are a slight 2.05 underdog at Unibet.
Plenty of Action in Batting Markets
Adelaide had three of the four highest run-scorers in last year’s BBL, with Alex Carey scoring 443 runs at 49.22 runs per innings including one 100 and two 50s, Jake Weatherald scoring 383 at 31.91 including one 100 and three 50s, and Travis Head scoring 374 at 53.42 including three 50s. Bet365 is offering 1.83 for Lynn to score 33 or more and Carey to score 35 or more. For Brisbane, Cutting is 1.83 to score 35 or more and McCullum is 4.00 to be his team’s top scorer.