Hobart Hurricanes will look to bounce back after their embarrassing display in game one.
Heat also lost their opening contest, but did not disgrace themselves against a strong Renegades team. A solid effort by the middle order produced a total to defend, but they struggled in the bowling department. They’ll rely all season on Samuel Badree to keep things tight and pick up vital wickets.
We’re backing the Hurricanes to win in a high scoring fixture. With two strong batting line ups, and weak-looking bowling departments, we expect scores of 170+. 200 has been smashed three times in the 16 Big Bash matches at Hobart, with 208 chased down in 19 overs last year. The heavy loss in the first game has given a bit of value in The Hurricanes.
First Innings 50
Ben Cutting Match Performance
With spread betting you can make better use of your sporting knowledge than with fixed odds. With the latter you have a simple ‘win or lose’ scenario, and you know exactly how much you will win or lose as soon as you strike a bet. With spreads, how much you win or lose is determined by how accurate you are. There are a lot more than just two scenarios and, the more right you are, the more you win. By the same token, the more a result goes against you, the more you can lose.
Sporting Index makes predictions on a number of events and scenarios within a cricket match. The spread has two prices, a buy and a sell price. Our selection for this game is to Buy Ben Cutting’s match performance. Cutting is worth 37 points. You can buy points for any stake, but the more each point is worth, the bigger both your liability and potential return.
So, how does Cutting get points? The following applies:
1 point per run
- 10 points per catch
- 20 points per wicket
If, for example, he takes two wickets and nothing else, you’re in profit if you Buy as he’ll have scored 40 points (more than the 37 point spread). If Cutting only takes one wicket and four runs he would get 24 points, leaving you on -13 points. Therefore if you staked $10 a point you’d lose $130.
But if Cutting scores 20 runs and also takes two wickets he’d score 60 points, which would result in a profit of $230 from a $10 stake. Hopefully this makes sense, but click through to the Sporting Index website for further information.