Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Betting Tips 29/12/2021

December 28, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Betting Tips 29/12/2021

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 26th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Melbourne Renegades take on Hobart Hurricanes on Dec 29 (Wednesday) at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne. The match is to begin at 1:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Renegades have played Perth Scorchers twice in back-to-back games over the past week. They came close to the massive Perth target in the first class but fell flat in the subsequent encounter, losing by eight wickets.

The batting unit was again to be blamed. After Aaron Finch fell early, the Renegades only got sporadic contributions. Opener Mackenzie Harvey (45) and one-down Sam Harper (32) got some runs on one end of the innings and tail-enders Jack Prestwidge (22*) and James Pattinson (16) got some runs on the other end. Those in-between did nada, which is why the team could only post 151.

In contrast, each and every one of Perth’s top four contributed as the target posted by Melbourne was reached inside 17 overs and eight wickets to spare.

The Renegades have now lost four straight matches and are rooted to the bottom of the points table. If their gloom is to be lifted, their batsmen will need to step up.

Hobart Hurricanes

While Melbourne are winless in their last four, Hobart are actually on a winning streak, having beaten Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers in their last two matches.

Adding another coat of gloss to their achievement is the fact that both of those wins were convincing. They beat the Stars by 24 runs and the Strikers by seven wickets.

The undoubted star of that last result was their in-form opener, Ben McDermott, who scored 110 of the 176 in the successful run chase, remained unbeaten, and generally made a sizable target look tiny.

The successive wins have boosted Hobart’s tally to 14 and they are now in the upper echelons of the standings.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Melbourne Renegades Hobart Hurricanes
PariMatch 2.32 1.59 2.36 1.60
22Bet 2.38 1.57
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Hobart are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Hobart priced at 1.59 and Melbourne at 2.32. Sportsbet has Hobart available for 1.60 and Melbourne for 2.36. Lastly, 22Bet has Hobart priced at 1.57 and Melbourne at 2.38.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Hobart Hurricanes to win @ 1.60

This is an easy pick even if odds are shorter on Hobart than we usually like. Hobart are on a roll, have two openers more than capable of winning the game on their one, while one of those is arguably the most in-form batter in the tournament right now. Based on this series of positives, we side with Hobart. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Ben McDermott to score more than 23.5 runs @ 1.87

It’s clear that McDermott has hit a purple patch. His 110* in the last game was arguably the knock of the tournament so far and he had another 67 in the previous game and a 41 earlier. What’s another 23.5+ for him? He should breeze through that cover, given the form he is in. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Hurricanes lost their match to the Renegades in Jan 2021 but they had won four straight prior to that defeat. We expect them to get back to winning ways.

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