Hobart Hurricanes vs. Brisbane Heat
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Hobart Hurricanes vs. Brisbane Heat
BBL7 title odds:Hobart Hurricanes: $6.50 @ CrownBet.com.auBrisbane Heat: $6.50 @ CrownBet.com.au
Monday, January 15, from 7.40pm AEDT at Blundstone Arena, Hobart.
THE finals door remains firmly open for Hobart.
Just a few days after the beating Brisbane at the Gabba to keep their season alive, the Hurricanes will face the Heat again on home turf on Monday night, attempting to force their way into the BBL‘s top four.
Hobart sits fifth on the ladder, one place behind the fourth-placed Brisbane. However, the Heat have played two extra games to this date, meaning the Hurricanes can push a big advantage by winning this one.
For Brisbane, the calf injury to perhaps the best player in the competition, Chris Lynn, has been devastating. Once a $3.50 favourite to win this years’ title, the Heat have blown out to +550 and will be at risk of missing the finals all-together if they lose this one.
Can Brendon McCullum, Joe Burns and Alex Ross carry the load left by last season’s MVP? Time will tell.
The Hurricanes have had a very good 2018 thus far. Since the the clock struck midnight on the new year, the men in purple have won four games in a row.
There’s been one man who has driven that success.
There’s no player in better form in the T20 game right now than D’Arcy Short. Short is the leading run-scorer in the competition, smashing 406 runs from his six games to date, including scores of 96, 98 and an incredible 122 not out – a BBL record – on Wednesday night.
You can pencil him in now for the league MVP award.
Can he continue his hot streak that his him in the national selection picture?
Let’s take a look at the best betting value for this all-important fixture.
Hurricanes vs. Heat top run-scorer odds
This is how good D’Arcy Short is going.
On the table of most runs for the competition, the top-placed D’Arcy Short is 120 runs ahead of second (Cameron White).
Every time we think Short’s hot form will come to an end, he scores another big one.
So this time, we’re getting on.
Yes, D’Arcy will be short in betting (you’re welcome), but it’s impossible to ignore a man in this kind of form. The last time he faced this bowling attack, just a few days ago, he bludgeoned 122.
Get on Short to plunder this Heat attack again and enjoy the show.
Brendon McCullum is our man here.
The Kiwi showed signs of enjoying this Hobart attack on Tuesday night, when he compiled an exciting 33 before falling to the spin of Cameron Boyce.
With Chris Lynn out, we think McCullum will attempt to lift this team on his shoulders and do the work here.
Most wickets betting – Hobart vs. Brisbane
We’re going with the quiet achiever in this Hurricanes bowling attack – because in a team that shares the load, he’s due for some wickets.
The man with the glasses has bowled economically and will be at healthy odds to get the most wickets for the Hurricanes.
Continuing with the spin theme, we’re back Yasir Shah to do the business here. While the spinners had no luck a few days ago in Brisbane against the Hurricanes, we’re backing in Shah here, who has been a real find for Brisbane.
Shah could open the bowling and consistently asks threatening questions of each batsmen.
Keep an eye on his odds and back him in.
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