The Big Bash League’s history may be short but it’s made huge strides in attracting new fans to the game and with that a whole new range of betting markets and options available.
Betting on the BBL has already reached astronomical levels and not just in Australia. It’s been reported that in the 2016/2017 BBL season there was over $3 billion gambled over the course of the leagues season and with the game continuing to grow it’s expected that figure will only continue to rise.
The success of the Big Bash League difficult to narrow down to any specific reasons but the ability to attract some of cricket’s biggest stars both in Australia and around the world makes it as entertaining as any other Twenty20 competition around the world.
The short season runs just over a month long but with games available live and free on TV in Australia it’s become a favourite Summer pastime spending December & January nights watching the BBL.
BBL Futures Betting
This is a popular market among BBL punters and also one of the most difficult to predict. However should you accurately predict the winner of the BBL Final you’re likely to get better odds especially if you’re betting early, or before the season begins.
Roster changes play a big factor in BBL Futures Betting, it’s important to take note of what players have joined and left the club over the off-season. Another point to take note of is that occasionally a player might be aligned with a BBL club but may not be available to play every game due to other commitments.
Big Bash League future betting is available right throughout the season so often it can pay to wait for early results before betting but this can often mean shortened odds too.
BBL Head-to-Head Betting
Head-to-head betting on the Big Bash League is extremely popular with punters. With a different game on almost every night throughout the BBL season it’s also become a very popular option for multi-bet punters.
When you’re betting on the head-to-head markets you will need to take a number of things into factor. Early in the season can be quite tricky to predict but can also offer the best value. Bowling and batting figures are just as important so take note if any bowlers have a good record against a particular batter or at a particular venue and vice-versa for batters.
BBL Highest Run Scorer Betting
This is a popular with the more casual punters and while it may not attract as much money as the previous markets mentioned it’s still a lucrative option if you can narrow it down. While the league attracts some big name international hitters it’s often the domestic Australian cricketers who feature at the top of batting figures. Researching domestic competitions and batting figures of certain players can be a big bonus in finding the best value.
BBL Leading Wicket Taker Betting
Similar to the highest run scorer market, it’s important to research previous domestic and international competitions if you want to find the best value. Previous BBL seasons can be a great place to start to see how particular bowlers have handled the pressure of the BBL. The weather and the venue will play a big part in these markets so research is key.
The Women’s Big Bash League kicked off in 2015/16 and proved to be very popular among fans. Bookmakers are already offering odds on WBBL Futures Betting and no doubt the increased popularity will see increased interest in betting on WBBL.
Cricket Australia announced that all WBBL games will be live streamed through their website which makes it an even more attractive fixture for sports punters.