Hurricanes v Renegades Cricket Big Bash League Betting Tips
A top-two spot and a home final are on the line when the Hobart Hurricanes host the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League on Thursday night. With both teams assured of making the top four, there’ll be a finals-like atmosphere at Blundstone Arena.
Hurricanes Still the BBL Title Favourites
Hobart could have wrapped up the minor premiership last Thursday, but lost at home to the Adelaide Strikers to move to 9-3. They need to win just one of their last two games to clinch top spot and remain the rightful title favourite. bet365 is paying 3.00 on Hobart to win the title, ahead of the Renegades and Sydney Sixers, who are both 3.75.
The Renegades are 8-5 and third on the ladder, but have an inferior net run rate to the Hurricanes and second-placed Sixers, who are also 8-5. They must win this and hope the Hurricanes and/or Sixers both drop their final game of the home-and-away season to be in which a chance of the top two.
Hobart have been the best side all season, but strong bowling attacks are their Achilles’ heel. The Renegades’ bowlers were the first to expose Hobart on January 7, holding the Hurricanes to 5/145 and going on to win by six wickets.
Hurricanes v Renegades Betting Tips
Hobart are a slight favourite with the online bookies, and that’s actually good news for the Renegades. That’s because the Renegades have won each of their last four away matches, as well as each of their last four matches as underdogs against the Hurricanes. Unibet is offering 2.20 for the Renegades to beat the Hurricanes.
Matthew Wade has top scored for the Hurricanes in each of their last three night matches. He’s second to teammate D’Arcy Short in the Big Bash League scoring race. PointsBet is paying 3.50 for Wade to outscore Short and all his other teammates and be Hobart’s top scorer on Thursday night.