Latest Markets, Odds and Predictions after Week Three of Big Bash

Melbourne Stars among favourites

Marcus Stoinis Australia

The Melbourne Stars and Marcus Stoinis are among the popular cricket betting markets as the 2019-2o Big Bash League heads into its fourth week.

The Stars are currently at the top of the table, having won five of their six matches. They have the same number of points, 10, as the second-placed Sydney Sixers, but have a game in hand.

Bet365 have the Melbourne Stars priced at 3.20 to win the Big Bash and the Sydney Sixers are offered at 5.00. But it's still relatively early days in the tournament, with seven of the eight teams still in the running for the title. The Melbourne Renegades, though, have effectively been ruled out of the race. The Renegades, who are the reigning champions, have lost all six of their BBL matches. A similar thing happened in South Africa's Mzansi Super League in late 2019, when 2018 champions Jozi Stars didn't win one match a year after winning their first title.


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Latest Big Bash Odds

BBL Team Winner Odds
Melbourne Stars 3.20
Sydney Sixers 5.00
Adelaide Strikers 6.00
Sydney Thunder 7.00
Brisbane Heat 8.00
Hobart Hurricanes 11.00
Perth Scorchers 13.00
Melbourne Renegades 51.00

Top Run-scorer in the Big Bash Markets

Marcus Stoinis has really stepped up recently. Players like Matt Renshaw and Alex Carey have been left behind, with Stoinis jumping to 281 runs in six innings. This big number was helped by his 58 against the Sydney Thunder and 68 not out against the Melbourne Renegades.

Josh Philippe, D'Arcy Short, Alex Carey and Callum Ferguson are hot on the heels of Stoinis to be the top batsman in the BBL, as are are several others.

5 Top Tips for Top Run-scorer in BBL

BBL Player Odds
Marcus Stoinis 3.25
Chris Lynn 5.50
Josh Philippe 6.50
Callum Ferguson 6.50
Alex Carey 67.00

Most Sixes in the 2019-20 Big Bash Odds

Short is part of a three-way pledge with Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn. They are donating money to help with the huge fires currently burning across Australia. Their generosity has added an extra dynamic in the race among those who will hit the most sixes in the Big Bash.

5 Top Tips for Most Sixes in BBL

BBL Batsman Odds
Chris Lynn 4.00
Alex Hales 7.00
Shaun Marsh 11.00
D'Arcy Short 21.00
Glenn Maxwell 21.00

Top Wicket-taker in the Big Bash

It's pretty much a batsmen's game, but the bowlers are doing their part and there are quite a few chasing the most wickets in the BBL this season. Daniel Sams has taken over the lead from Sean Abbott, while Haris Rauf is right up there again. Rauf's story is an inteesting one, as he was cover for the late arrival of Dale Steyn, but his form has demanded a spot in the Melbourne Stars XI even with Steyn there. The spinners are not to be forgotten, though, despite the dominance of the seamers. Lloyd Pope and Adam Zampa are the most popular spinners in the BBL betting markets.

5 Top Tips for Top Wicket-taker in BBL

BBL Bowler Winner Odds
Daniel Sams 4.33
Haris Rauf 10.00
Tom Curran 11.00
Lloyd Pope 17.00
Adam Zampa 34.00

Name the Big Bash Finalists Predictions

If you're looking for an early punt on which two teams will be in the BBL final this season, then a mix of history with current form is helpful. The Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers are nicely poised to meet each other in the final at the moment, but a lot can change during the rest of the group stage of the BBL.

2019-20 BBL finalists Odds
Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder 9.00
Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars 9.00
Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers 17.00
Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat 17.00
Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers 29.00

Finalists in previous BBL finals

Season Finalists
2011-12 Sydney Sixers beat Perth Scorchers
2012-13 Brisbane Heat beat Perth Scorchers
2013-14 Perth Scorchers beat Hobart Hurricanes
2014-15 Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers
2015-16 Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Stars
2016-17 Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers
2017-18 Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart Hurricanes
2018-19 Melbourne Renegades beat Melbourne Stars

 

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