Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat Betting Tips & Predictions

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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 27th March 2021

Published: 29/12/2020

Categories: Cricket, News, Predictions, Sports

The latest Big Bash betting has the fast-starting Hurricanes as favourites to beat the Brisbane Heat, who have so far only managed one win in four.

They’ll play each other at The Gabba, the Heat’s home ground, on December 30 with a start time of 1.45 pm IST.

This is a good chance for the Hurricanes to build on a promising start and for the Heat to try and build some sort of momentum, after finally winning last time out.

The best Hurricanes v Heat betting tips are up next.

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Hurricanes to win: why is this a good bet?

That the Heat have even won one game so far may come as a surprise to many. Curiously it was against the Hurricanes, their opponents here again, after the men from Tazmania had a bad day at the office with the bat.

They posted just 148 and despite a wobble from the Heat, the men in pale blue got there pretty easily in the end. It was all the more remarkable that they managed it without injured skipper Chris Lynn, their one genuinely quality player.

But one swallow doesn’t make a summer and the Hurricanes are unlikely to let them off the hook again. With the exception of captain Peter Handscomb, everyone has had at least one really good knock from those who bat in the Top Six and once the likes of Short and Malan get going, they’ll be a match for anyone.

So good on the Heat for winning last time but the gulf in quality between the two sides just can’t be ignored. They’re not the biggest price but they should win one way or another. 

Why our hot bet is so hot

We’ve mentioned it before on this site but it’s worth remembering that the Hurricanes’ Dawid Malan is the Number 1 ranked T20 batsman in the world. That means that he consistently gets runs, scores them quickly, often gets to 50 and has no fewer than five T20 centuries to his name, which takes some doing.

He’s only played one match so far, scoring 15 against these very opponents, but he’ll be better for that outing and is gradually getting his head around Australian wickets.

Dawid Malan of Hobart Hurricanes.
Dawid Malan will be expected to put up a show against the Heat on Wednesday.

Being the best batsman in the world doesn’t mean you’re always going to score 50 or 60 but against a poor bowling attack, he could go big here. Given we think the Hurricanes should win, it makes sense to go with Malan for the man of the match.

Jimmy Peirson Heat Top Batsman: why is this a good bet?

  • Highest scorer for the Heat so far. 
  • May promote himself up the order after being in good form. 
  • Other Heat batsmen not scoring runs. 
  • Big price at 9.0 for the team’s top batsman so far. 
  • Good strike rate of 142 this season. 

Live Betting Tip

With no Chris Lynn, the Heat lack the star quality and power with the bat to really accelerate during an innings. This is a high-scoring ground so the bookies expect teams to get to at least 160 here.

But if the Heat bat first, going ‘under 160’ runs when the match starts on the first innings runs market at around 2.6 or better on LiveBet could be a good strategy. Especially because, though the Hurricanes don’t necessarily have the best individual bowlers, they always bowl well as a unit.

Big Bash big stats

  • Hurricanes 10-7 up on Head to Head. 
  • Hurricanes have won 5 batting first, 5 batting second. 
  • The Hurricanes’ Colin Ingram is the only player in the Big Bash Top 10 batsmen so far: he’s fifth with 161 runs.
  • Four Hurricanes players have already reached 50 in a match: McDermott, David, Ingram and Short. 
  • Hobart’s James Faulkner is the only bowler in this game to feature in the Top 10 for most BBL wickets this season; he has 8. 

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So those are our Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat tips for the game. If you’re after the best online betting sites, remember to read our reviews where we tell you which bookmakers we love and why.

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