Cricket Betting Odds

 

ICC Cricket World Cup Betting, Odds and Insights

Cricket Betting Update

In mid-November, we saw a new team join the Twenty20 Internationals winners circle when Australia became champions for the first time in the event’s short history. They had to beat New Zealand to win, and now Australia are one of six teams to have earned championship status. The victors will now head home to host the next major competition: The Ashes. This will revert to the traditional five-Test format instead of the 20 max overs used in the T20 Internationals.

The Ashes Betting

Australia is the defending champion in this series, having won The Ashes in 2017 and then drawn in 2019, so they get to host. The first Test will take place at The Gabba in Brisbane. Australia will be without their captain, Tim Paine, who stepped down following off-field misconduct allegations; he’ll be replaced by Alex Carey, who was chosen over Josh Inglis. Jos Buttler, from the English side, was paramount in England’s victory over Australia at the T20 World Cup—the only loss that Australia suffered at the World Cup—and he is looking forward to trying to repeat in Australia. 

Preview Odds

The reigning T20 World Cup champions are -300 favourites for this next event, despite the different format. The home advantage is huge in cricket betting and creates value for England as +400 underdogs. The third option in The Ashes betting is the draw, which is pegged a +750. The series has resulted in a draw six times before, including the most recent series in 2019. 

 

Past Series

The Ashes has been taking place every couple of years since 1882-83, and Australia leads the series by a slim 33-32 margin, with six series ties. While England certainly dominated in the early era, Australia has excelled in more recent times, with a lengthy eight-series win streak stretching from 1989 to 2002. The home team has had a considerable edge historically, with Australia winning 54.3% of series that took place on their home turf, while England took 50% of the series on their home soil. 

Memorable Moments

With such a longstanding rivalry between these cricket magnates, The Ashes has seen some memorable moments over the years. In 2005, we had the most tightly-contest Ashes Test in a series that came on the heels of Australia’s dynasty that included eight straight series wins. It appeared to be more of the same in the first Test, which England lost by 239 runs, but what came next at Edgbaston was totally unexpected. England managed to beat the Australian juggernauts by just two runs, which went down in history as the smallest win margin for an Ashes Test. The following Test ended in a draw, and England won the third by three wickets.

England’s series victory broke Australia’s 13-year reign, and since then, England has regained its foothold with four wins and one draw out of the last eight.

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How to Bet on Cricket

Game lines will be released throughout a tournament or event. You’ll be able to place straight bets on either of the two sides in a given cricket match, using the standard Cricket moneyline format. Here’s an example of what you might find on the cricket odds board at Bodog; this is from a previous match in South Africa between the Cape Cobras and the Warriors.

 

Cape Cobras –150

Warriors +115

As with international soccer matches, the home team is listed at the top when you look at the cricket lines. The Cape Cobras were listed as –150 favourites, using the American Odds format; a $150 wager on the Cobras would pay $100 if they won this match. The Warriors were the +115 underdogs, meaning a bet of $100 would return $115 in profit. Larger and smaller bets than what you see in this example are allowed, although the minimum wager at Bodog is $1, and the maximum possible payout on any one bet is $100,000. You can find a more detailed list of cricket betting rules as part of our larger Sports FAQ archive.

As the game lines are posted for the biggest cricket events, you’ll also find a number of special side bets known as props (short for “proposition” bets). This is where you can bet on outcomes other than the match itself, like who the top batsman and top bowler will be for the winners, or which side will score the most Sixes. The bigger the match, the more cricket props you’ll likely see posted. Stay tuned for fresh odds and analysis right here at Bodog Sportsbook.

ICC Cricket World Cup Betting, Odds and Insights