Australia v New Zealand tips, predictions & odds analysis, 1st ODI best bets

Australia v NZ tips, predictions and odds update, 1st ODI at SCG

Welcome to our free betting tips, predictions and odds update for the Australia v New Zealand ODI clash being played on Friday at the SCG.

Australia is coming off a 3-0 thrashing in South Africa in an ODI series, while in their previous one-day series they lost 2-1 in India.

The Kiwis are coming off ODI and Test series wins at home against India, but they will still be smarting following their capitulation against Australia in Tests over the summer.

While NZ are the third-ranked ODI team in the world, and Australia have fallen to fifth following the South Africa thrashing, the Aussies have been priced as $1.62 favourites to win, while the visitors’ odds are at $2.25.

This three-match ODI series between Australia and New Zealand has copped some criticism because of its unusual scheduling at the tail-end of the Australian summer, but we’re expecting a fiercely contested battle and some outstanding betting opportunities.

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Read on for our Australia v New Zealand tips and odds update for the first one-day international at the SCG on Friday.

Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI odds

Head to head odds: Australia $1.62, New Zealand $2.25

Top batsman Australia odds:

$3.75 David Warner
$4.33 Steven Smith
$4.50 Aaron Finch
$6 Marnus Labuschagne
$9 Darcy Short, Matthew Wade
$10 Mitchell Marsh
$11 Alex Carey

Top wicket-taker odds:

$3.50 Mitchell Starc
$4 Pat Cummins
$4.50 Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
$5 Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson
$6 Ashton Agar
$6.50 Mitchell Marsh

Top batsman New Zealand odds:

$3.75 Kane Williamson
$4.50 Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill
$5 Henry Nicholls
$7 Tom Blundell
$8 Tom Latham

Top wicket-taker NZ odds:

$3.75 Trent Boult
$4 Lockie Ferguson
$4.50 Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson
$5 Ish Sodhi
$5.50 Mitchell Santner
$7 James Neesham

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Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI betting tips

As with all our cricket tips we have provided best bests and predictions for the Aus v NZ clash. For more info read our guide to betting on cricket.

Kyle Jamieson to take most wickets for NZ

Towering paceman Kyle Jamieson is our tip to take the most wickets against Australia on Friday. Jamieson was superb against India on debut with two wickets, before backing it up with another strong display in his second outing. We are tipping Jamieson to rattle the Aussies early and let’s face it, their other pacemen haven’t made a dent in the Aussie top order in recent times. Jamieson is paying $4.50 to take most wickets.

David Warner to top-score for Australia

Warner seems to enjoy feasting on NZ bowling attacks in recent times, with three centuries (including one at the SCG) in red ball cricket. While Warner is favourite at $3.75 to top the runs for the Aussies with, we think his form against New Zealand is just too strong to ignore here.

Aus v NZ winner prediction – 1st ODI, March 13, 2020

Australia are coming off a tough schedule that has seen them play in India and South Africa when they would normally be wrapping up the Australian summer, while New Zealand are coming off a huge victory against the Indians at home and look to be in better form as a ODI team. Having said this, we are predicting Australia will win this match, largely because of the way the Kiwis struggled with the extra bounce in Australian pitches during the Tests. Bet on Australia to defeat New Zealand with confidence in this one.

The Details

Australian Squad

Aaron Finch (captain) , Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper, vc), Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

NZ Squad

Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

What time does Aus v NZ ODI game start?

2.30PM AEST, 13/3/2020

How to watch

Australia: (Kayo), Fox Sports; New Zealand: Sky Sports

Australia v New Zealand ODI schedule

Friday, March 13, 2020: Australia v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, 2.30pm (local time)
Sunday, March 15: Australia v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, 10.30am
Friday, March 20: Australia v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Bellerive Oval, Hobart

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