BBL expert tips and predictions Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes

BBL 13 is coming to its sharp end and the Brisbane Heat welcome the Hobart Hurricanes.

Unbeaten BBL 13 leaders Brisbane Heat take on Hobart Hurricanes in a blockbuster clash in Queensland

News Insights

  • Brisbane Heat are unbeaten in BBL 13.
  • With 5 wins from 7 games, Brisbane Heat sit top of the BBL tree.
  • Hobart Hurricanes are 5th in the table, with 6 points from 6 games.
  • Both sides need a win to enhance chances of reaching the BBL finals.

The cut and thrust of BBL 13 is very much here, as the calendar turns over into 2024. Brisbane Heat have been way too hot for the competition so far, sitting pretty at the top of the table and they are unbeaten in their opening 7 games. With the Heat secured as one of the favourites to go the distance with many BBL online betting sites, the Hobart Hurricanes are in a race to finish inside the top 4. 

Both sides have plenty to play for and that should up the ante here at The Gabba.  

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes

Game 29 puts the Brisbane Heat against the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL 13, with both sides desperate for the points. 

For the Brisbane Heat, maintaining their unbeaten start to BBL 13 will be their absolute priority and they remain top of the Big Bash table. 

Meanwhile, the Hobart Hurricanes have lacked consistency this season, but a win here would be a real standout result. 
Brisbane Heat 

It has been over a decade since Brisbane Heat last won the BBL title but very rarely since have they been as well-equipped to go all the way, as they have in BBL 13. 

5 wins and two washouts from 7 games is an excellent record being enjoyed by the Heat and how they would love to keep it going, as they pursue BBL glory in 2024. 
Brisbane Heat Predicted Line Up 

  • Josh Brown  
  • Colin Munro  
  • Matt Renshaw 
  • Nathan McSweeney 
  • Sam Billings 
  • Paul Walter 
  • Michael Neser 
  • Xavier Bartlett 
  • Spencer Johnson 
  • Mitchell Swepson 
  • Matthew Kuhnemann 

Hobart Hurricanes  

It is now or never for the Hobart Hurricanes, who simply haven’t been able to generate any consistency throughout BBL 13. 

Sitting in 5th place, the Hurricanes will more than fancy their chances of pushing their way into the top 4 at the end of the campaign but they know that the results need to start rolling in immediately.  

This will be a tough task for the Hurricanes though, who should be buoyant after beating the Melbourne Renegades last time out. 
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Line Up 

  • Caleb Jewell  
  • Ben McDermott  
  • Mac Wright 
  • Sam Hain 
  • Corey Anderson  
  • Tim David  
  • Nikhil Chaudhary 
  • Chris Jordan 
  • Patrick Dooley 
  • Nathan Ellis 
  • Riley Meredith 

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes - Stats

  • This will be the 22nd meeting between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes.  
  • Currently, the Hurricanes lead the head-to-head 13-9. 
  • Brisbane Heat are unbeaten in BBL 13 and sit top of the table. 
  • Hobart Hurricanes have won 3 and lost 3 of their BBL 13 fixtures. 

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes – Key Players

When two top sides go at it like this, there are plenty of key match ups that will decide the game and they present excellent betting opportunities with BBL betting sites
Here are the key men for both sides: 
Brisbane Heat: Paul Walter 

Big Englishman Paul Walter has been a revelation in BBL 13, with his performances with both bat and ball having a huge impact for the Brisbane Heat this season. 

The left armer has made telling contributions in almost every game for the Heat in BBL 13 and he will be out to impress again here against the Hurricanes.  
Hobart Hurricanes: Nathan Ellis 

Captain Nathan Ellis has been a key performer for the Hurricanes this term with ball in hand and he should relish conditions here at The Gabba. 

Giving batters the hurry up with the new ball and finishing the innings off with supreme death bowling, Nathan Ellis should take the game to the Heat from the off here. 

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes - Prediction

Managing to go through a BBL season without losing a game but with only three to play, the Brisbane Heat sit on the cusp of relative greatness this season. 

Up next are the Hobart Hurricanes, a side that have had their ups and downs this season but have plenty of big players that are capable of causing some damage. 

This won’t be a procession but the Brisbane Heat should keep their winning run going here at home.  

Prediction: Brisbane Heat to win the match @ 1.73 with PlayUp

The BBL 13 action just keeps on coming, presenting punters with plenty of betting opportunities at the biggest and best Aussie bookmakers alike. 

Table topping Brisbane Heat welcome the Hobart Hurricanes to the Gabba, in what should be an excellent game between two exciting sides.  

Sport has always been an integral part of Sam’s life, with his youth spent pursuing a playing career in both cricket and tennis, where he was fortunate enough to represent his native Wales at junior levels. Upon graduating from the University of Worcester, UK in 2011, Sam combined his two greatest passions – sport and travel, forging a freelance career as a tennis coach and a freelance journalist, visiting all 7 continents in the process. Having lived in Australia for over 2 years, Sam has a burning passion for AFL and follows every game he possibly can.