Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Today’s BBL Match Predictions & Odds (18th January 2023)


A slight hiccup in their journey to glory as the Scorchers will now face the Hurricanes, who inch closer to a top-four finish. In their previous meeting, the Hurricanes managed to win a close encounter by 8 runs. This will be a crucial fixture that will decide their ranks at the end.

Here are the match details:

  • Match Date and Time: 18th January 2023, 2:10 PM IST
  • Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23

Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Perth Scorchers to win at 1.69 

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Big Bash League match prediction

It was an exhilarating contest between bat and ball as the reigning champions took on the Sixers in their previous match-up. Choosing to bowl first, the Scorchers did a commendable job. Peter Hatzoglou’s 2/27 helped overshadow Josh Philippe’s 48-ball 54 as the Sixers were restricted to 151/5. With the chase not being a huge task, the Scorchers' batters could’ve well extended their lead. However, the defense by the Sixers was inspirational. Stephen Eskinazi’s 54-ball 66* was overpowered by Sean Abbott’s 3/18 as the defending champions narrowed a win by 6 runs.

As for the Hurricanes, they clinched a thumping five-wicket win over Sydney Thunder. Being asked to bowl first, the Hurricanes were on a roll with the ball. Nathan Ellis picked up 4/27 while Patrick Dooley bagged 3/22 as the Thunder were bowled out for 135. It seemed like the perfect balance between bat & ball as Tim David made the perfect return. A staggering 41-ball 76* helped the Hurricanes chase the total in just 16.1 overs. 

There was plenty to learn from these encounters for the two teams as they share the field. Looking at their overall head-to-head stats, the Scorchers have 11 wins while the Hurricanes have 7 wins. In today’s big bash match prediction, we predict Perth Scorchers to emerge victorious. Encounters like these always bring around enthusiasm to cricket fans all over the world. This also calls for an opportunity to win exciting cash prizes. For that, we recommend parlays, three-way and in-game betting. You may also try your luck at predicting the match-winner or top-scorer of the game. This may be subject to change as per the pitch and weather conditions so we advise you do your research before placing a bet. 

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Perth Scorchers – BBL match prediction

The defending champions have been carrying their scintillating form from last season. Stephen Eskinazi has been scoring fifties on a trot alongside their trump card, Cameron Bancroft. They will receive plenty of support from skipper Ashton Turner & batter Josh Inglis. In 10 games, the former has 238 runs while the latter has amassed 311 runs. They also have maximum support from their bowlers, who have been the team’s backbone. Andrew Tye is the leading wicket-taker so far with 20 wickets in 11 games while Jason Behrendorff is fifth with 16 wickets in 10 games. As per our big bash league match prediction, we believe this side will be tough to beat. 

Squad: Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis(w), Ashton Turner(c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou

Hobart Hurricanes – BBL match prediction

Being placed in the top-four will be a dream finish for the Hurricanes. This serves as the best opportunity for them to do so and their batsmen will need to fire. Tim David announced his return with a swashbuckling knock. In the past 10 games, he has 262 runs and will be supported by the likes of Caleb Jewell, who has scored 239 runs in 7 games. On the other hand, the bowlers have started to work as a team and need to continue the run. Patrick Dooley and Riley Meredith have 15 wickets a piece, with the former doing it in just 8 games. 

Squad: Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade(c)(w), Tim David, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Andrews, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith

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Pitch and weather Conditions

The temperatures will gradually increase from 21 to 30 degrees as the match progresses. As for the forecast concerning the rain, there are zero to no chances. Humidity will be on the low around 50-60%. Meanwhile, the pitch is likely to stay conducive for the batters while the bowlers will receive some help on offer at regular intervals. There is also extra bounce and carry offered by the surface. Anything around 160 is a defending total.

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Betting Tips

Betting Tips Betting Odds Operator Links
Toss Prediction Perth Scorchers to win 1.90 Bet on Parimatch
Top Batsman-Hobart Hurricanes Ben McDermott 3.25 Try Dafabet today
Match Winner Perth Scorchers 1.72 Check Odds on Crickex