Brisbane Heat have lost their opening three fixtures and face a dangerous Hurricanes team
Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes
The Hobart Hurricanes on the other hand came into the competition with high hopes after some great recruits in the winter. They were smashed first game out but bounced back to beat the Heat a week ago. The good news for the Hurricanes is that they look a threat and their overseas stars have yet to shine, when they’re firing they will be a formidable outfit.
The Gabba is a high scoring ground in the Big Bash with the average first innings score being 168 since the start of last season. Despite the high first innings average the team batting second have won three of these five fixtures.
We’re backing the Hurricanes to record the double of heat and do it with ease. They’re in a different class to the Brisbane team and we expect them to win this one with ease.
Top Hobart Hurricanes Batsman
Top Brisbane Heat Bowler
Match Performance - Spread Betting
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 bet for this fixture is Tim Paine, Paine smashed 62 last time against the Heat and will always be in for a catch or a stumping with Boyce in the team. You can buy Paine at 41 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 Paine get points? The following applies:
- 1 point per run
- 10 points per catch
- 20 points per wicket
- 25 points per stumping
If, for example, he takes two catches and one stumping, and nothing else, you’re in profit if you Buy as he’ll have scored 45 points (more than the 41 point spread). If Paine only scores thirty five runs he would get 35 points, leaving you on -6 points. Therefore if you staked $10 a point you’d lose $60.
But if Paine scores 45 runs and also takes two catches he’d score 65 points, which would result in a profit of $240 from a $10 stake. Hopefully this makes sense, but click through to the Sporting Index website for further information.