West Indies is all set to face New Zealand in their 3rd and final T20I of the series, at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on 30th November, Monday.
The West Indies tour of New Zealand has been dominated by New Zealand this far. In the first two T20I’s New Zealand did not give West Indies any room to breathe and outclassed the West Indies team at every step. While Kieron Pollard has played tremendously in the series, the Kiwi’s are just playing at a different league right now. While Martin Guptil and Tim Seifert did not perform well this time, they set the stage up for Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips, who stole the show with their performances, while Lockie Fergusson would not give any margin to score and keep on chipping wickets. The West Indies tour of New Zealand takes place every 3 years and even in 2017/18, New Zealand had won the T20’s by a storm. While the odds of betting on New Zealand to win might seem low, I have picked out the best bets for you which are the most likely to win big.
We start with a tough one, the highest opening partnership is going to be a fight between Martin Guptil and Tim Seifert for the Kiwi’s and Andre Fletcher and Brandon King opening for West Indies. The average opening partnership for New Zealand in the last 4 head to head matches between the teams was 49.25, while the average opening partnership for West Indies in the last 4 head to head matches was 21.75, which is less than half the average that the Kiwis got. It is also interesting to note that these two teams have faced each other at the Bay Oval twice and New Zealand won the Highest Opening Partnership by a big margin both times. Royal Panda is offering odds of 1.72 for New Zealand to win the Highest Opening Partnership and we the odds are in your favour.
When we talk about New Zealand and West Indies fighting it out, we think of two batting powerhouses facing each other and while that is true, the statistics for fours are as follows.
I looked at the total number of fours in the last 10 head-to-head matches between the two teams, and they are: 25, 26, 22, 29, 24, 11, 27, 19, 20, 13, which means in the last 10 matches played by the teams, there has been only one match with more than 28.5 boundaries, which is a very good probability on its own. If we further consider the last 5 matches played by each team, we realize that in the last 9 matches played by the two teams none of the matches have more than 28.5 fours. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.89 for the total number of 4’s to be under 28.5 and this is too good a bet to miss out on.
I have found the most profitable bet in the market for you. The last two matches have been tumultuous and extremely exciting. There were a total of 28 sixes scored in the previous match and it was a thrill ride to watch. Both the teams scored 14 sixes in the previous match and West Indies scored one more six than New Zealand in the match before that, but if we look at the average number of sixes hit by New Zealand in the last four matches it was 12, while West Indies had an average of only 9.5 from the 4 head-to-head encounters. Interestingly these teams have clashed twice at the Bay Oval, and while both teams scored an equal number of sixes in the previous encounter, New Zealand had scored 17 sixes to West Indies’ 12 sixes last time they played at Bay Oval. I think New Zealand is going to come out the winner in the total number of sixes hit, and sportsbet.io has sweetened the deal by offering odds of 2.44. It would be remiss of me to not lead you to the bet, so what are you waiting for!
New Zealand to have the Highest Opening Partnership - @1.72 (RoyalPanda.com)
Total 4’s to be under 28.5 - @1.89 (Sportsbet.io)
New Zealand to score the most 6’s - @2.44 (Sportsbet.io)