Saturday, January 8

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder
SGM: Thunder Win/Hales 1+ Six ($2.89)

The Renegades host the Thunder in the first of two BBL games today, and the latter look well placed to strike again.

It has been an inconsistent (at best) season for the Renegades, but they do appear to be finding a bit of form, and they’ve won each of their last two matches.

The Thunder meanwhile have now won four matches in succession, and they can lay claim to being the only team to beat the Scorchers this season, which they have now done twice!

It does loom as a good contest, but I think that the Thunder are smokies to win the whole thing.

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes
Heat to Win ($4.50)

Betting suggests that this match will be extremely one-sided, and while I understand the Hurricanes’ favouritism, they are under the odds in my opinion at $1.20.

Given, the Heat have won just one of their last four matches, but they have been in the contest more often than not, and an opponent like this one looms as very beatable for them.

The ‘Canes’ smart run of form looks to have come to an end, and they are staring down the barrel of a third-consecutive defeat.

Solely because of the sheer difference in match betting, I am going to roll the dice on the Heat pulling off the upset at a big price.