The Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder will face each other on the 53rd match of the 2020-21 Big Bash League season which is due to take place at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Thursday, January 25.
Adelaide Strikers is all set to fight it out against Sydney Thunder for the second time on Monday, where yesterday Adelaide beat Sydney Thunder by 6 runs and did not let them reach the target of 160 runs. This has put Adelaide up a position in the table at 3rd place with 28 points. Sydney Thunder are now in 4th place trailing behind the Strikers by just one point. This is going to be an extremely crucial game for the teams, since Hobart is bound to win the game against Renegades, pushing the team that loses out of the 4th position. I have assorted the winning bets from the market to make the match an opportunity for money.
This Australian Striker has shown some impressive feats with his piece of willow in his now fourth season for the Thunder. Hales has scored a total of 7772 runs from 277 innings, at an average of 30.09 in his career. He has played for 13 games this season, and his average is a cool 36.60, with a total of 472 runs. All these things look good for him, and even though he failed to deliver on Sunday, his performance has been quite steady throughout the season. He has scored over the required 25 runs in 7 of the last 10 matches, and in his career, he has scored 286 runs from his 9 matches at Adelaide Oval at an average of 31.77. Hales is an absolute devil with the bat, and Sporstsbet.io are offering odds of 1.85 for Alex Hales to score over 24.5 runs.
The Australian wicket-keeper batsman debuted for the Strikers in 2016, since then he has given us some spectacular performances. His career average is 30.98 from 75 innings, he has played 11 matches in the season and has scored a total of 410 runs with an average of 37.27. I have seen his play and from the 4 teams he plays for, Carey truly shines when he plays for Adelaide Strikers, out of the 46 innings he has played for the team he has scored a massive 1573 runs, averaging at 36.58. While he has scored over 24.5 4 out of the 6 times he has come out to bat at the Adelaide Oval. In fact, he has played 24 innings at the Adelaide Oval and scored a total of 887 runs from the games at an average of 38.67. His performance against the Thunder is similarly good with an average of 37.8 from 8 games, and he scored over 24.5 runs in 4 of his 5 previous games against Thunder, including the matchup on Sunday where he scored 29 runs. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for Carey to score over 24.5 runs and I think you should definitely make this bet.
This is a bet to go for, where you have an extremely high chance of winning. Sydney Thunder are the only team this season, which has the chance to beat all the other teams in the competition, and Sydney Thunder seem pretty likely to accomplish this. When they lost in their first match against the Stars or the instance where they lost their first match against the Sixers, they came back with a vengeance and beat them by a margin of 75 and 46 runs respectively, which clearly shows their prowess on the pitch. It's also extremely relevant to note, that while Adelaide Strikers have a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +0.170, Sydney Thunder have a NRR of +0.931, which means they have scored almost double of their opponents in the match.
Both the teams have an equal win rate at the Adelaide Oval, and you should put your money on Sydney Thunder to come out victorious. Bet365.com has offered odds of 1.80 for Thunder to win the match.
Alex Hales to score over 24.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Alex Carey to score over 24.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Sydney Thunder to Win - @1.80 (Bet365.com)