Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades Betting Tips & Predictions

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades Betting Tips & Predictions
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 27th March 2021

Published: 07/01/2021

Categories: Cricket, News, Predictions

The latest Big Bash betting is making the Strikers hot favourites to beat the Renegades when they play each other at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, January 8 at 12:40 pm IST.

That’s hardly surprising given the current state of both sides. The Strikers are going efficiently about their business and should make the Playoffs once again but it’s a very different sort of scenario for the Renegades, who with just one win from seven games so far are threatening to have the worst-ever finish in a Big Bash season since it was switched to 14 games in the regular season.

Up next are the best Strikers v Renegades betting tips.

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Strikers v Renegades H2H

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Strikers to win: why is this a good bet?

What can you say about a side who have won one game in seven attempts? This isn’t Test match cricket where you have to be good for five days. In T20 cricket you just have to be on your game for three and a half hours and sooner or later you’ll win a few games.

At least you’d think so. But the Melbourne Renegades have done just about everything wrong all season and their skipper Aaron Finch, such an important player, is going through the worst run of form in his whole career.

132 runs in seven games at an average of 19 tells its own story but he’s not the only one.

No-one else bar Shaun Marsh is doing much better with the bat while normally reliable performers like Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson and Rilee Rossuw haven’t been great, either.

Peter Siddle celebrating. He's the main man behind our prediction for Strickers to win in our Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades Betting Tips & Predictions

Against an Adelaide Strikers side where the likes of Rashid Khan, Alex Carey and Peter Siddle give them good balance and where they each know their roles, it would be a huge surprise if the Renegades beat them.

Peter Siddle man of the match: why is this a good bet?

  • 13 wickets in 8 games at a strike rate of 12.7.
  • Good economy rate of 7.69.
  • Excellent last time out with 3/16.
  • Has already won one MOM award this season.
  • Huge price at 19.0 compared to the likes of Rashid Khan (7.0) and Alex Carey (8.0).

Why our hot bet is so hot

Imad Wasim made a slow start to his Big Bash career after playing a T20 Series in New Zealand for Pakistan but seems to be finally finding his feet.

Imad Wasim celebrating with his Renegade teammates. He's our hot bet to be the top bowler for his side in our Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades Betting Tips & Predictions

The left-arm spinner who likes to bowl in the Powerplay Overs has been one of the few players who has done his bit for the Renegades so far.

Against the Hurricanes, he took an amazing 5/16 before Christmas and though he went wicketless in three games, in the other three he took 2/41, 2/23 and most recently, a quite brilliant 3/16.

You’d think the big threat here is Kane Richardson but his record is pretty similar to the big fast bowler and he’s a much bigger price at 5.0 than Richardson at 3.0.

Strikers v Renegades live betting tip

The story of the Strikers’ campaign so far has been slow starts with the bat and decent accelerations at the end with the likes of Wells, Weatherald and Khan hitting boundaries in the death overs.

So if the Strikers bat first and start slowly, don’t be afraid to back them to get over 165, especially against this poor Renegades attack.

Big Bash big stats

  • Three Strikers bowlers have 12 or more wickets- Khan (12), Siddle (13) and Agar (15).
  • Jonno Wells of the Strikers has a decent 152 runs but his strike rate is alarmingly poor at 99.
  • The Strikers don’t have a single frontline bowler with an economy rate of over 8, which is brilliant.
  • If you take Shaun Marsh and his three fifties out of the equation, only two Renegades players have got to fifty. Marsh has three.

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So those are our Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades tips for the game.

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