Big Bash League (BBL05) Round 6 Betting Tips

January 5, 2016 by Posted in Cricket Tips

Luke WrightThe ODI specialists called into the national squad will be out of action in the final rounds of the season as teams continue their quest for knock-out berths in this season’s BBL. Will this affect the sides? How will the teams cope? Let’s preview the Round 6 of the BBL05.

Jan 6, 7:40 PM local: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG

The Stars have every reason to be confident after their derby win against Renegades in the last game. This is their second win on the trot and the batting unit seems to be finding its groove. With John Hastings turning up well with the ball, he could prove to be a game changer, once again.

The Hurricanes lost a bit of their momentum with the spanking received at the hands of Renegades. Gayle and Finch blew them out of the water but the Hurricanes should still feel confident of their form. Ben Dunk’s form at the top and Dan Christian’s all-round abilities could help them get back on track.

Verdict: Hurricanes could spring a surprise over Stars – back at odds of $2.22 at Sportsbet

Jan 7, 7:40 PM local: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers at Spotless Stadium

The Thunder have lost top spot and momentum with two losses on the trot. The slow down is primarily due to the loss of form with the ball which seems to be a worry for Michael Hussey. Can the Thunder get their campaign back on track?

The Scorchers looked back in the hunt with three comprehensive wins before a disappointing loss against the Strikers. Jason Behrendorff and Joel Paris are leading the attack, with Paris deserving a call up to the ODIs following this round. The Scorchers were exposed for their reliance upon Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh at the top of the order and may recall import Michael Carberry to boost the middle order.

Verdict: Back Scorchers at odds of $1.80 at Sportsbet

Jan 8, 6:40 PM local: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba

The Heat are on the board thanks to Chris Lynn’s pyrotechnics. Their bowling is still in shambles with just Samuel Badree showing control. Lynn should get more support from Lendl Simmons and Nathan Reardon to put more wins in place.

The Strikers claimed top spot on the ladder thanks to their efforts against the Scorchers on Tuesday. Adil Rashid continues to impress with his control and wicket-taking ability while Travis Head is showing his immense talents with back-t-back Man of the Match performances.

Verdict: Back Strikers at odds of $1.70 at Sportsbet

Jan 9, 7:10 PM local: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium

Another Melbourne derby close on the heels of the last derby gives a chance for Renegades to redeem their loss. The off-field controversy involving Chris Gayle may affect his form but the West Indian is experienced enough to shrug it off. Will the loss of Aaron Finch to the ODI squad spur him to more responsibility?

Stars play their second game in this round right on the heels of their game against Hurricanes. Will the loss of Glenn Maxwell, Scott Boland and James Faulkner to national duty alter their winning combination? Their star import Kevin Pietersen could prove a difference.

Verdict: Back the Renegades at odds of $2.00 at Sportsbet

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