Thursday night’s game between the Heat and Thunder is set to be another cracker with the home side Brisbane edging out Sydney for favouritism. We take a look at Thursday’s (17/01/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019 match between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Thursday 17 January, 6:15PM
Where: The Gabba
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
This is a huge game for the Heat if they wish to somehow claw their way back towards a Top 4 spot. Brisbane won by 101-runs over the Renegades on Sunday thanks to a 69-run effort from Brendon McCullum, but against the third-place Thunder at home, things certainly won’t come easy.
Fortunately, you don’t have rewind too far to find the Heat’s last meeting with the Thunder. The two met nine days ago, a match Brisbane won by 15-runs at Spotless Stadium. The Heat find themselves as favourites as the series swings back to the Gabba, a scenario they are 2-0 in against the Thunder.
As for Sydney, the underdog role has proven less than desirable this season. The Thunder are 1-2 at the longer odds over the last 12-months, but since there’s hardly any value in the Heat at this price, your best bet would be to back McCullum to smack another big bag.
Tip: Brisbane Heat at $1.66
Value BET: Brisbane Heat Top Runscorer: Brendon McCullum @ $3.60
Brisbane Heat squad
Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Brendon McCullum, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson
Sydney Thunder squad
Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler (England) Pat Cummins, Anton Devcich (New Zealand) Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Chris Jordan (England), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root (England), Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha