Hobart Hurricanes vs. Sydney Sixers
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Hobart Hurricanes vs. Sydney Sixers
BBL07 title odds:Hobart Hurricanes: $11 to win @ CrownBet.com.auSydney Sixers: $101 to win @ CrownBet.com.au
Monday, January 8, 2018 at Blundstone Arena, Hobart, from 6.10pm AEDT.
IT’S tough to believe, but after five games, the Sydney Sixers are already done and dusted for BBL07.
Five consecutive losses has sent the men in pink crashing to the bottom of the ladder and without a hope of making finals.
So what’s there left to do for the Sixers in another disastrous season?
They have to play the spoiler, starting with Monday night in Tasmania against the Hobart Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes are starting to kick into gear after a slow start, winning their last two matches to sit just one game outside of the top four.
Hobart had an impressive win against Adelaide on Wednesday night, led by left-handed dynamo D’Arcy Short. Short smashed 96 from 58 balls and proved to be the difference-maker his side has been looking for. West Indian recruit Jofra Archer led his side with the ball – his 3-15 strangled Adelaide in its chase and put him in the national spotlight.
Momentum is a strange thing in sport and the Hurricanes now have it in spades.
Just how far can the men from down south go this season?
The Hurricanes have been slashed in title betting. After starting the week at $26 when they were 0-2, the Hurricanes now sit at 2-2 and are +1000 to go all the way at CrownBet.com.au.
Can Hobart continue the Sixers’ season of misery? Let’s take a look.
Top run-scorer betting tips – Hurricanes vs. Sixers
Can D’Arcy Short back up his masterful 96 against Adelaide and go big again on Monday night?
Despite his hot form, we’re going to look elsewhere – two big innings in a row is a rare sight in the BBL.
Ben McDermott catches the eye in this field.
After compiling what was the most impressive century the competition had seen last season, McDermott has shown signs of going big, without capitalising.
Batting at first drop will give the big hitter every chance to compile a big score and he’s due. Keep a close eye on his odds and if he’s $4+ to top the runs, jump on.
Roll a dice, flip a coin, get a ticket in the chook raffle.
The Sydney Sixers batting lineup has been nothing short of a disgrace this season. In a team lacking with star power, the Sixers have lacked a consistent threat with the bat and its been the main reason behind their lack of ticks in the win column.
So who can deliver against Hobart in their chase for the first victory?
Jordan Silk is where our dart has finished on the board. Silk will get every opportunity to spend time at the crease batting at number four and after compiling a couple of half centuries so far, he looks the safest bet in the field.
Hobart vs. Sydney Sixers most wickets betting
Everyone is talking about Jofra Archer. The 22-year-old Bajan has been a revelation with the ball, becoming a leading wicket-taker with his fast bowling drawing comparisons with former league MVP Andre Russell.
After taking 3-15 in his last match, Archer will go into this match as the favourite to take the most wickets for the Hurricanes.
That’s why we’re looking elsewhere for a little value.
Cameron Boyce has been in great form and leg spin is the new black in the BBL – get on Boyce to do the job against a team that has seriously struggled against the turning ball this year.
After leading the competition in wickets last year, Sean Abbott hasn’t been as prolific so far this summer.
This is the night he gets a bag.
Abbott’s pace and variation makes him stand out in an otherwise average Sixers’ lineup and we’re expecting him to bounce back here.