Saturday, January 9

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder
Thunder to Win ($2.10)

A Saturday night blockbuster will see the resurgent Perth Scorchers take on the Sydney Thunder, with plenty on the line for both sides.

It took the Scorchers a few to find their rhythm earlier this season, but three-consecutive wins over the Strikers, Renegades and table-topping Sixers have seen them right back into contention, and they take all of the momentum into this clash.

The Thunder’s impressive winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Brisbane Heat earlier this week, but they remain one of BBL10’s most dangerous sides, and the Scorchers simply cannot afford to take them lightly.

Given this match will be played in Perth, I understand why the Scorchers have been priced as favourites, but I really don’t think that there is too much separating these sides, and I am happy to take the value the is on offer for the Thunder.

Friday, January 8

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades
SGM: Strikers Win/Khan 2+ Wickets ($2.71)

For the second time this week, the Strikers and the Renegades will lock horns in BBL10 and perhaps unsurprisingly, the Strikers have opened as our very firm $1.53 favourites, with the latter now out to $2.50.

The Strikers have been tough to trust from a betting perspective and seem to be relying too heavily on captain Alex Carey making runs at the top of the order. That has left them with a 4-4 record heading into this match, but another ideal opportunity clearly does loom here.

The Renegades have simply failed to get into anything of a rhythm, and they are probably lucky to have won even the one match – their record now stands at a horrifying 1-7. They got themselves into a competitive position in the reverse leg of this fixture, but went to water with the bat and comfortably lost.

It is impossible to tip against the Strikers here, but there is little value left in head-to-head betting, so I am instead going to dive into a two-leg Same Game Multi of the Strikers to win and Rashid Khan taking two wickets or more for $2.71.

Thursday, January 7

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder
Thunder to Win ($1.95)

An intriguing match will see the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Sydney Thunder this evening, with the winner at the very least consolidating second position on the ladder.

The ‘Canes enter this match off the back of a disappointing loss to the Melbourne Stars on Monday and they will be eager to bounce back into the winner’s stall, particularly in considering that they have played one more game than any other side in BBL10.

The Thunder squandered an opportunity to take an outright competition lead when they too lost to the Brisbane Heat on Monday, and that will only add to their hunger, and the overall quality of this contest.

Given the match is being played on neutral ground and I cannot split them, I’m happy to take the slightly better price on offer for the Thunder in head-to-head betting.

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars
Stoinis Stars Top Runscorer ($3.75)

The quality contests continue when the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars do battle at Metricon Stadium later tonight.

The Heat were absolutely terrible at the beginning of the season, but the penny finally appears to have dropped, and they are seeking a third-consecutive win this evening after knocking off both Sydney teams over the weekend.

Monday’s triumph over the Thunder lifted them into sixth on the BBL10 ladder, and another win here would see them onto the edge of the top four.

The Stars have been virtually impossible to trust from a betting standpoint, but they snapped a four-game winless streak with an exciting win over the Hurricanes on Monday, highlighted by Marcus Stoinis’ unbeaten 97.

Given that I am no convinced by either side’s winning chances, I’m instead going to cvontinue to ride Stoinis’ form until he gives me a reason not to.

Wednesday, January 6

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers
Sixers to Win ($2)

The Scorchers and the Sixers will lock horns in another exciting BBL10 clash at Optus Stadium this evening and despite their respective positions on the ladder, the home side have opened $1.80 favourites, with even money about the Sixers.

The Sixers accounted for their shock loss to the lowly heat by defeating the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday evening, and it was the top order pairing of Josh Philippe (41) and James Vince (45*) who did the lion’s share of work, so it’s unsurprising to see those two players tying the top line of betting, both $4 chances, to top score for the Sixers again.

Jason Roy has been a shining light for the Scorchers so far, and it perhaps comes as no surprise that he is the $3.75 favourite to top the run sheet for his side again, ahead of a logjam of Colin Munro, Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone, all $4.50 pops.

Other than home ground advantage, I simply cannot understand the head-to-head pricing in this match, and I’m happy to take the value on offer for the Sixers.

Tuesday, January 5

Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers
Khan 2+ Wickets ($1.90)

Put simply, the Renegades have been awful this season, and they face another big task against the Strikers this evening.

One win and six losses is how the ledger currently reads for the Renegades, who have simply failed to get into anything of a rhythm, and are probably luck to have gotten off the mark.

The Strikers themselves are winless in their last two matches, but this represents a terrific opportunity for them to bounce back into form, and that is echoed in their $1.67 favouritism.

The value certainly lies deeper in the markets for this clash, and I’m going to continue riding the form of star spinner Rashid Khan.

Monday, January 4

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes
Hurricanes to Win ($1.91)

The Big Bash continues with another exciting clash between the Stars and the Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena this afternoon and betting suggests it’s going to go right down to the wire, currently the bookies cannot split them and there is $1.91 available for both sides.

Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis currently share favouritism to top score today for the Stars today, $3.50 available for both of those players, Andre Fletcher and Nicholas Pooran are tied on the second line at $5.

D’arcy Short will look to take the game away from the Stars at the top of the order and it probably comes as no surprise that he is the $3.75 favourite to top score for the Hurricanes.

The Stars have been awful throughout the last couple of weeks, and they have been finding ways to lose.

I personally cannot understand why the Hurricanes have been priced as long as they have been, and I am happy to take the $1.91.

Popular SGM: Maxwell 20+ Runs, Malan 20+ Runs, Lamichhane 1+ Wicket – $3.13

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder
Hales Thunder Top Runscorer

The second clash of the day will see the Brisbane Heat take on the Sydney Thunder at The Gabba, for what will be the final match in Brisbane this season.

The Heat enter this match off the back of their best effort of the season, but betting suggests they’ll find it tough to replicate that performance and result, and they are $2.20 outsiders to beat the Thunder, our firm $1.67 favourites.

Chris Lynn will return to the side that held on to beat the table-topping Sixers on Saturday, and it comes at no surprise that he is the $3.75 to top the run sheet. Saturday’s hero, Max Bryant, is tied on the second line of betting with Joe Denly, both rated $4 chances.

Alex Hales has been on fire for the Thunder and is the $3.50 market favourite to top score for his side, ahead of Usman Khawaja, $3.75, Callum Ferguson $4.25 and Sam Billings, $5.50.

I’m going to stick with Alex Hales today – I think that he’ll relish facing what is a reasonably weak Brisbane Heat bowling attack and at the top of the order, he’ll get every chance to pile on another big score.

Sunday, January 3

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades
Scorchers to Win @ $1.62

The Scorchers finally got a w in on the board on New Year’s Eve against the Strikers and it is no surprise to find them as the slight favourites here at home.

Melbourne, meanwhile, find themselves in a complete downward spiral after losing their opening to this same Perth side last month.

The ‘Gades have lost five straight following their New Year’s Day result against the Thunder while they’ve also lost two of their last three against Perth.

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers
Sixers to Win @ $1.73

The Sixers are looking to extend their winning streak to five in a row as they take on Adelaide for the second time this season.

Sydney won by 38 runs when these two sides met a fortnight ago and it is very difficult to back against them right now.

The Strikers, on the other hand, lost by seven wickets earlier in the week against the struggling Scorchers, a result that doesn’t bode too well against the best bowling attack in the league.

To make matters worse, the Sixers have now won five straight over the Strikers dating back to 2017 and I’m happy to be with them again here.

Thursday, December 31

Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers
Strikers to Win @ $1.91

The top of the table Strikers take on the winless Scorchers on Thursday in a game that surprisingly holds even money.

Adelaide has won three from four to start the season and they come into this game loaded with confidence after defeating Perth by 71 runs on Monday.

The Scorchers, meanwhile, have been torn apart in just about every game they’ve played and it is hard to see them coming up with a quick answer against this dynamite Adelaide bowling attack.

Peter Siddle and Wes Agar currently sit atop the leading wicket-taker category, meaning the the Strikers should have no trouble tearing through this Perth lineup that ranks dead last in runs scored.

Wednesday, December 30

Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat
Heat to Win @ $2.25

The Hurricanes will be out for revenge on Wednesday night after losing by four-wickets to this same Heat side on Sunday.

Brisbane picked up its first win of the season thanks to some classy batting from Sam Heazlett, while Lewis Gregory’s surprise three-wicket haul went a long way to securing a much-needed victory.

The Hurricanes have enough talent in the lineup to bounce-back, but I’m happy to back Brisbane here to pull off another upset.

The ‘Canes haven’t won in Brisbane since 2018, so it’s fair to say the Gabba has become a bit of a nightmare road trip for Hobart.

With another big crowd expected, the $2.25 about the Heat is great value.

Tuesday, December 29

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers
Sixers to Win & Ben Dwarshius 2+ Wickets @ $3.47

The Sixers will be hoping to pick up where they left off a fortnight ago in Hobart when they comfortably beat the Sixers by 145 runs to kick-start their three match win streak.

Sydney has been all class this season on both sides of the ball and it is very difficult to see them losing to this hapless Melbourne outfit.

Still with just one win to their name, the ‘Gades are quickly running out of time as they look to bounce-back from another miserable loss to the Thunder on Boxing Day.

To make matters worse, Melbourne has lost eight of its previous 13 matches against the Sixers.

Dan Hughes and Josh Philippe have been carrying the load nicely at the crease for the Sixers so far, and with the bowling attack looking just as dangerous, Sydney should have no trouble adding to Melbourne’s woes.

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars
Stars to Win @ $1.80

The Thunder and the Stars meet for the second time on Tuesday night in a game that could go a long way to determining the finals fixture.

Melbourne got the better of the Thunder winning by 22 runs on this same ground a fortnight ago, but it’s safe to say Sydney comes into the rematch in better shape.

The Thunder have won their last three games over the Heat, Scorchers and Renegades, while the Stars saw their winning streak snapped on Boxing Day by the Sixers in a heartbreaking one-wicket loss.

Despite Sydney’s purple patch of late, I can’t get away from the fact the Stars have won five straight over the Thunder dating back to 2018.

Melbourne was very unlucky to lose to the Sixers on Saturday, especially following Glenn Maxwell’s 71 not-out.

If Maxwell can lead the charge again, the Stars should be bouncing back.