California, CA (PressExposure) September 09, 2009 -- If you want to bet on Wednesday's big match at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire make sure you read the thoughts of sports betting community chief cricket analyst Ed Hawkins.
You can always find Hawkins updated betting previews at the popular sports betting social networking site âbet republicâ
Having lost the first two one-day internationals (ODIs) against Australia Bet Republic cricket analyst Ed Hawkins reckons England are the value bet to win the third match (of the seven-match series) on Wednesday.
If you want to read Ed Hawkins' Preview of the game, then you can read it here [http://www.betrepublic.com/index.php?option=com_mamblog&Itemid=38&task=show&action=view&id=659].
At the moment England are a best-priced 11/8 (available across the board) while Australia are a best-priced 3/5 (with Bwin). But if Hawkins has told members of the sports betting community to back England he also believes he has unearthed a key stat that can also be used to turn a profit on the game, which will be played at Hampshireâs Rose Bowl ground.
Hawkins says: âIn the six completed Friends Provident Trophy matches, which are 50-over county contests, the wicket has proved to be excellent to bat on. Six centuries have been scored and there have been no fewer than 12 50s scored.
The average 50-ups make-up is 100, exactly 30 points higher than Sporting Indexâs buy price and when we have such a stat in our favour it would be pure folly not to take advantage of it.â
Admittedly, Hawkins says he is relying on Englandâs batsmen to do their share of the runscoring but he has decided to put his faith in the surface nonetheless. Indeed, even if Englandâs batsmen have managed only one 50 between them so far the law of averages and a batting paradise are on our side.
So good is the track that Ian Bell â who has a reputation for making hay on flat wickets â scored a century at the Rose Bowl when England last played there, and won, against India in 2007.
Another bet Hawkins likes is Shane Watson to score more than 49 performance runs which makes up at 1-point per run, 10 per catch and 20 per wicket.
The Rose Bowl is a âhomeâ ground for the all-rounder having spent some time with Hampshire and he averages a whopping 188 with the bat.
The best way to get with him is to take the 4/5 Bet365 offer that he scores more than 49 performance points (1-point per run, 10 per catch, 20 per wicket).
The hosts, who are 2-0 down, must hit back. The key could be the toss with five of the six games won by the side batting first. England have won only twice from eight ODIs in the last year when fielding first.
Ed Hawkins Betting Recommendations:
Buy 50-ups 2pts at 70 with Sporting Index S Watson more than 49 performance points 3pts 4/5 Bet365