We felt that this series should have been competitive. However, India have blown New Zealand away with just three games gone in the ODI leg of this tour. As a result, Virat Kohli’s men already have an unassailable 3-0 lead. The teams now move on to Hamilton for Thursday’s fourth match. But what are the ODI odds for New Zealand v India?
Can the Kiwis restore any pride or will India be heading for a series whitewash?
What are the ODI odds for New Zealand v India?
India’s three straight victories have been comfortable ones. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see the tourists start here as favourites at odds of 1.61. Meanwhile, New Zealand has odds to win at 2.20.
If you’re taking a Satta on this one, then India would seem an obvious bet and this time, we’re not looking beyond the favourites. The Kiwis have some talented limited overs players in their lineup. And while they have the capacity to claim a consolation win, India are underlining a gap in quality ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Match Odds Summary: New Zealand 2.20, India 1.61 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).
What are the top batsman ODI odds for New Zealand v India?
We narrowly missed out on a profit on Monday as our pick, Virat Kohli, made 60 in India’s run chase. However, Rohit Sharma top scored with 62. And with Kohli now rested from the remaining matches, the stand-in skipper is the favourite at 3.00 with Betway.
Shikhar Dhawan has also found form and he can be claimed at 3.75. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill could step in for Kohli and become an option at 5.00. Alternatively, the selectors have the option to play both MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik in this game. You can find Dhoni at 7.50 and Karthik at 7.75, while Ambati Rayudu is at a generous 7.00.
For New Zealand, Ross Taylor’s 93 threatened to take his side to a respectable total in Mount Maunganui. But he lacked support from those around him. For Thursday’s game, Taylor can be backed at odds of 4.95 to score most Kiwi runs in a market where Kane Williamson starts as favourite at 3.60.
Part of New Zealand’s problem has been a lack of form at the top of the order. That, and an inability to cope with India’s varied attack. However, there could be some value here and other options for the Kiwis include Martin Guptill at 4.50 and Colin Munro at 5.50. Tom Latham is at 6.65, and Henry Nicholls at 8.25.
Looking at those numbers the 4.95 price on Ross Taylor looks generous. For an overall tip, though, we’re backing Shikhar Dhawan to top score for India. Odds of 7.00 on Ambati Rayudu also look big and he could be worth a smaller wager. Nevertheless, Dhawan should maintain his excellent return to form.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.60, Guptill 4.50, Taylor 4.95, Munro 5.50, Latham 6.65, Nicholls 8.25.
India: Rohit Sharma 3.00, Dhawan 3.75 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Gill 5.00, Rayudu 7.00, Dhoni 7.50, Karthik 7.75.
What are the highest score ODI odds for New Zealand v India?
Ross Taylor came close to bringing up the first individual ton of this series. But while batters fall short of three figures, the value in the markets increases. Look at the batting depth on both teams. Even with Virat Kohli out of this series, we will surely see a big score very soon.
With that in mind, you can get odds of 1.68 from Betrally on any player to score a ton and that’s a longer figure than we’re used to seeing. However, we’re going for the alternative of the highest individual score to come in at over 104.5 and that takes the odds up to 1.80.
Hopefully, Shikhar Dhawan will be the one to deliver the big score as India look to extend that lead in what has been a dominant series.
Highest Individual Score Odds Summary: Over 104.5, 1.80 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Under 104.5.