Wednesday, December 29

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat
SGM: Sixers Win/Philippe Top Sixers Runs ($5.41)

A reasonably large difference in class separates the Sixers and the Heat this season, and the two will lock horns for the first time in BBL11 at the SCG this evening.

Barring the one blemish which came against the Hurricanes in the first week of play, the Sixers have been nothing short of outstanding in their bid for a three-peat, and they are seeking a fourth-consecutive win today.

The Heat meanwhile have struggled for consistency again, and they continue to languish towards the bottom of the table, having lost two of their last three.

I’m going to stick with the Sixers until they give me a reason not to.

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes
SGM: Hurricanes Win/McDermott Hurricanes Top Runs ($4.67)

The Hurricanes can consolidate third position on the ladder with an away win over the Melbourne Renegades tonight, and betting suggests that is exactly what will happen. At publish, we’re up with the Hurricanes $1.57 and the Renegades $2.40.

The Renegades are anchored to the bottom of the table, having recorded just one win from five matches in BBL11, and losing each of their last four.

Meanwhile, the Canes’ slow start to the season looks to be in the rear-view mirror, and they are chasing a hat-trick tonight following impressive wins over the Strikers and the Stars.

Ben McDermott is in exceptional touch, and he adds the value to our Same Game Multi.

Tuesday, December 28

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers
SGM: Scorchers Win/Marsh Scorchers Top Runs ($4.90)

The Thunder are faced with the unenviable task of taking on the undefeated Scorchers tonight, and betting suggests they face little hope. At publish, we’re up with the Thunder at odds of $2.20, the Scorchers are into $1.67.

They’ve been typically inconsistent throughout BBL11, and the Thunder take their place in this contest following another disappointing loss to crosstown rivals the Sixers.

The Scorchers put their unbeaten record on the line, winning six from six and making light work of the Renegades on Boxing Day.

This looks to be an open and shut case in my opinion, and I am going to pump up my quote with a Same Game Multi.

Boxing Day

Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers
SGM: Sixers Win/Philippe Sixers Top Runs ($5.99)

The Thunder and the Sixers will lock horns in the first Sydney Derby of BBL11 tonight, and the latter will take a power of beating.

The Thunder have enjoyed a credible start to the season, recording two wins and two losses from their four matches. This is easily the toughest task of their campaign to date, and they’d need to go to another level.

The Sixers have started their bid for a championship three-peat almost seamlessly, and they take their place in this match in impressive touch.

I’m confident that the men in magenta will draw first blood, and I am going to add some value in a Same Game Multi.

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades
SGM: Scorchers Win/Marsh 1+ Six/Finch 1+ Six ($3.35)

The Scorchers have been the standout team in BBL11 so far, they step out tonight undefeated and they look well placed to record another win over the Renegades.

Alongside the Sixers, the Scorchers have been the BBL’s most successful franchise, and they have recorded four wins from as many matches so far.

The Renegades have failed to find any form of consistency, and they were comfortably beaten by this opponent on Wednesday night.

I’m going stick with the Scorchers until they give me a reason not to.

Friday, December 24

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars
Hurricanes to Win ($2.10)

An intriguing match will see the Hurricanes host the Stars this evening, and both teams are desperate for a win.

It has been another underwhelming start to the season for the Hurricanes, and they have won just one of the four matches so far. What has been particularly distressing for their fans is the manor of their defeats, and ultimately how they’ve been blown out of the water more than once.

The Stars were thrashed by the Sixers on Day 1 of the BBL11 season, while they have obviously improved, they still don’t look to be a championship threat, in my opinion.

I personally think that this could fall either way, so I am going to take the value on offer for the home side in match betting.

Thursday, December 23

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat
SGM: Strikers Win/Khan 2+ Wickets ($2.90)

The Strikers were unlucky not to beat the reigning champions Sixers on Tuesday night, and they can bounce back at the expense of the Heat in Adelaide tonight.

It hasn’t been the strongest start to the season for the Strikers, but it is fair to say that they have improved with each match and despite losing, I did think that their effort on Tuesday was their best of BBL11 to date, and was highlighted by an impressive solo performance from Rashid Khan.

The Heat have also been slow from the blocks and have recorded just one win from four matches.

With wins already starting to become necessary for both of these sides, I am very confident that the Strikers will live up to their name in this contest.

Wednesday, December 22

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers
SGM: Scorchers Win/Marsh 1+ Six ($2.40)

The Scorchers put their unbeaten record on the line against the Melbourne Renegades tonight, and betting suggests they will keep it alive.

As a record of 4/4 would suggest, the Scorchers have been nothing short of outstanding, and they have hardly looked troubled at all in BBL11.

Their dominant win over the Hurricanes on Monday night saw their quote for this match trim into $1.50 (from $1.70), and tonight, they face a side that has struggled to get going.

Even at full strength, I’d expect the Renegades to simply be outclassed by the Scorchers, and that is echoed in my Big Bash tip.

Tuesday, December 21

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers
SGM: Sixers Win/Philippe Sixers Top Runscorer ($5.27)

The Sixers re-affirmed their claims on the three-peat with a comprehensive win over the Melbourne Stars last week, and they can record another win over the Strikers tonight.

A shock loss to the Hurricanes two matches back ended their unbeaten start to the season, but they responded in style, and the Sixers do look to be on the short and narrow towards another deep run this season.

The Strikers are yet to find their best form in BBL11, and they take their place in this contest following just one win and two losses.

It would take a braver man than me to tip against the men in magenta in current nick.

Monday, December 20

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes
SGM: Scorchers Win/Marsh 1+ Six ($2.47)

The Scorchers have been nothing short of excellent since returning to action in BBL11, and they can record another win over the Hurricanes in Perth tonight.

The began the season on the second line of competition betting, but their unbeaten record, highlighted by some stunning solo performances, has seen them climb in favouritism.

They step out tonight following an easy win over this opponent in Hobart, and I am confident that they will only be better in front of a parochial home crowd.

The Hurricanes have again shown glimpses of a good side, but they are probably a class below tonight’s opponent.

Sunday, December 19

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder
Lynn Heat Top Runscorer ($3.40)

The Heat broke through for their first win of the season earlier this week, but betting suggests they’ll find it tough to make it two in a row at the expense of the Thunder.

The Heat have opened $2.05 outsiders, while there has been plenty of early interest for the Thunder at $1.77.

Chris Lynn is yet to top score in three matches for the Heat in BBL11, but did show glimpses of his best against the Renegades, and a big score does seem to be right around the corner.

I’m not entirely convinced one way or the other in match betting here, so I am going to back Lynn to break through at a nice price.

Wednesday, December 15

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers
Sixers to Win ($1.90)

The Stars and the Sixers opened the BBL11 occupying the top two lines of competition betting, and they will face off for the second time this season tonight.

The Stars were just awful in their season-opening performance and loss to the Sixers, but they have bounced back with a couple of impressive wins over the Sydney Thunder.

They take plenty of momentum into this match and will relish another match in front of the MCG faithful.

The Sixers were excellent in their first two matches, particularly first-up against the Stars, but they do enter this contest in losing form after going down to the Hurricanes on the weekend.

At publish, we’re faced with $1.90 each for the Stars and the Sixers, and I think that is terrific value for the latter.