25 March 2019, by: BET Editor

IPL TIPS AND BETTING STRATEGIES

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The BET Central team have spent many IPL seasons testing a number of different strategies. IPL may be an art, but betting on IPL is a most definitely a science.

The scientists at the BET Central lab have come up with some cracking theories for you to test on IPL 2019.

Overs, unders, back the chase

Simple and effective. In T20 cricket betting, you are able to wager on how many runs will be scored by the batting team. These markets come in many forms, but for this strategy all you need to know is the 6-over and innings run bets. During the first 6 overs, teams tend to go hard. With this in mind, it is always wise to back the batting team to score over the projected run-line.

Once the 6 over powerplay is up, the fielders drop out of the ring and runs tend to be harder to find. Add in a few wickets and a total that looked set for 200+ after 6 overs can easily battle to reach the 180 mark. Back the unders innings run-line after 6 overs and hope your bet comes in..

Chasing teams have the advantage in T20 cricket. Watch for high odds on the chasing team and cash in on the value to be found.

Importance of the toss

You might be keener than Imran Tahir at the back of his run up, but waiting for the toss is a prudent strategy in IPL betting. The team that wins the toss often comes out trumps and has the opportunity to assess the conditions and play to their strengths. If you’re undecided on picking a winner, wait for the toss and back the winners to triumph.

Spin v Pace

We saw in CSKs opening match that preparing a raging turner when you have good spinners can be an incredibly effective way of winning matches. Keep an eye on the pitch trends and then weigh up the strengths of the bowling attacks. Good spinners are key players in IPL conditions and a team with one or two wily turners can be all the difference. If there’s any life in the pitch, look to the quicks.

Know your grounds

With the in depth stats available on sites like CricInfo, you’re a few clicks away from finding previous results on particular grounds. Not all grounds are created equal. The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi has a short boundary square of the wicket, meaning higher scores and more sixes. You can use this to your advantage. Other things to look out for include the results of chasing teams, whether the pitch favours spin or pace and the pace of the outfield. The more you know, the higher your chances of finding a winner.

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