Thunder v Heat betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Game 7 Preview
Welcome to our Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 7 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on Monday, December 14.
These two teams are rank outsiders in betting to win the BBL overall and they both started poorly, each losing their first match against the power Melbourne Stars line-up.
Brisbane Heat did have excuses as they fielded a youthful line-up missing up to eight first-choice selections on Friday night. They were never in the contest, but there is an outside chance they could regain star spinner Afghan spin star Mujeeb Ur Rahman after his bout of Covid-19.
And for their next match in the tournament the cavalry will arrive in the form of promising Jack Wildermuth and Mark Steketee
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They have also all but signed up experienced English batsman Joe Denly to replace English dasher Tom Banton, who pulled out of the BBL citing bubble fatigue. But Heat’s Test trio Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Burns and Mitchell Swepson are unlikely to be available until the latter stages of the tournament.
The Thunder put up a much better display against the Stars on Saturday but ultimately their run chase fizzled out once Alex Hales (46) and Callum Ferguson (54) were dismissed.
Read on for our free Thunder v Heat tips ahead of their T20 clash in Canberra on Monday, December 14.
Thunder v Heat BBL teams
Sydney Thunder (possible): Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Baxter Holt (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha.
Brisbane Heat (possible): Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Dan Lawrence, Sam Heazlett, Tom Cooper, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Matthew Kuhnemann, Connor Sully, Simon Milenko, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Thunder v Heat BBL odds
Head to head odds: Sydney Thunder $1.77, Brisbane Heat $2.05
Man of the match betting:
$7.50 Chris Lynn
$8 Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja
$11 Max Bryant, Callum Ferguson
$13 Sam Heazlett, Daniel Lawrence, Daniel Sams, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Top batsman Thunder odds:
$3.30 Alex Hales
$3.50 Usman Khawaja
$4.25 Callum Ferguson
$6.50 Alex Ross
$7.50 Matthew Gilkes
Top batsman Heat odds:
$3 Chris Lynn
$4.50 Max Bryant
$5 Daniel Lawrence
$5.50 Sam Heazlett
$6.50 Tom Cooper
Top wicket-taker Thunder odds:
$3.50 Daniel Sams
$5 Jono Cook, Brendan Doggett, Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
$5.50 Nathan McAndrew
Top wicket-taker Heat odds:
$3.50 Ben Laughlin
$3.75 Mujeeb Ur Rahman
$4 Xavier Bartlett
Thunder v Heat betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat tips for Monday’s BBL clash.
Sydney Thunder to win at $1.77
A wise old colleague used to tell us that ”little fish are sweet” when it comes to wagering. We are loath to tip in the head to head market of the unpredictable BBL but we just see this Heat side as so weakened by injury and unavailability that they will struggle again on Monday night. Unless Chris Lynn rolls back the years with a big knock, it’s hard to see where their runs are coming from.
Ben Cutting man of the match at $15
Cutting, of course, is in his first season with the Thunder after a long and successful career with the Heat and Queensland. He would love nothing more than putting his old teammates to the sword and he is always dangerous with bat and ball. We will behaving a small wager on Cutting to run hot.
Thunder v Heat prediction 14/12/2020
We are not huge fans of the Thunder line-up but they have a marked edge in experience and class heading into this one. Players such as Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales should have a field day against a young attack. Thunder will rely on their impressive spin attack of Chris Green, Jonathan Cook and newcomer Tanveer Sangha, along with the dangerous Daniel Sams. Our final Thunder v Heat prediction: Thunder to win comfortably against the undermanned Heat.
Thunder v Heat lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 7.15pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on December 14, 2020.
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