New Zealand v India: Third ODI Odds and Betting Preview

By Matt Harris on January 27, 2019

If New Zealand had played to form, this ODI series with India would have been a competitive affair. Instead, it has been one-way traffic. India have outplayed their hosts in every department and a 90 run victory on Saturday gives Virat Kohli’s men a 2-0 lead. Looking ahead. The teams now stay in Mount Maunganui for Monday’s third game. But who do the cricket ODI odds for New Zealand v India favour?

Victory would give India an unassailable lead in this five-match series. Can they do it or will New Zealand stay in the hunt.

What are the cricket ODI odds for New Zealand v India?

Anyone taking a Satta on the match result will not be surprised to see India’s win price shorten ahead of the third game. The tourists are available at odds of 1.57 with Bet365 while the same bookmaker has New Zealand on offer at 2.37.

As impressive as India have been, New Zealand’s poor displays have been surprising. They are on home conditions and their batters, in particular, found exceptional form against Sri Lanka prior to this series. It might be hard to look past India, but the Kiwis have to improve. We’ll give them another chance to upset the market and keep this ODI leg of the tour alive.

Match Odds Summary: New Zealand 2.37 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), India 1.57.

What are the top batsman cricket ODI odds for New Zealand v India?

One of the problems for New Zealand is that India’s top three are all in good touch right now. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli all made runs in Saturday’s win as Rohit top scored with 87. For Monday’s match in Mount Maunganui, Kohli is favourite to score most Indian runs at 3.00. He is followed by Rohit at 4.00 and Dhawan at 4.50.

Ambati Rayudu at 7.25 and MS Dhoni at 7.75 with Betrally also hit form in that second ODI, while other Indian options might include Kedar Jadhav at 10.00, and possibly Hardik Pandya, if he is recalled, at 11.00.

For New Zealand, Doug Bracewell top scored on Saturday with 57 down the order. However, he isn’t widely fancied to do so again. Bracewell is available at a distant 16.75. This is in a market where Kane Williamson goes off as favourite at 3.50.

Martin Guptill follows on at 4.50 with Bet365, while Ross Taylor is at 5.00. Other options for the Kiwis include Colin Munro at 5.05, plus Tom Latham at 7.00, and Henry Nicholls at 8.50.

Bracewell’s performance on Saturday underlines the fact that the New Zealand market is a tough call. So we’ll stick, as usual, with a Satta on India. Virat Kohli has been in the runs, but he’s been overshadowed a little by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who are both in excellent form.

On Monday, we suspect that the opening pair might be separated early. And in that case, it’s time for Kohli to come through and deliver the profit.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.50, Guptill 4.50, Taylor 5.00, Munro 5.05, Latham 7.00, Nicholls 8.50, Bracewell 16.75.

India: Kohli 3.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rohit Sharma 4.00, Dhawan 4.50, Rayudu 7.25 (Betrally), Dhoni 7.75, Jadhav 10.00, Hardik Pandya 11.00.

What are the highest individual score cricket ODI odds for New Zealand v India?

There are a number of options available for our final Satta of the game, but we’ll stay with the batting this time. India have been impressive with the bat, but as yet, no player on either side has brought up a century.

That’s a rarity in modern ODI cricket and we expect that to change on Monday. With New Zealand’s batters waiting to click, we are looking for a higher-scoring contest. You could take the odds of 1.62 on anyone hitting three figures here. However, for just six runs more, you can lift that figure up to 1.83, the price on the highest individual score to come in at above 105.5.

Highest Individual Score Odds Summary: Above 105.5, 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 105.5, 1.83.