Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 13, 2019

The Knight Riders remain in second place at the halfway point. However, two straight defeats leaves the team locked on eight points with three other sides. It’s a tight battle to make it into the playoffs, but Chennai Super Kings look to have booked their slot. CSK are on top with 12 points following their last ball victory over Rajasthan. Can they keep up that winning run away from their favoured home surface? Here’s what our IPL tips for Knight Riders v Super Kings say.

What are the IPL tips for Knight Riders v Super Kings?

We suspected the IPL market would be tight and in fact, the bookmakers can’t split these two. KKR go into the game at odds of 1.90 for the win. Meanwhile, the Super Kings are at that same 1.90.

Betting on IPL 12 matches often provides this situation so how can we pick between the two? We’d actually prefer to wait for the toss and opt for the chasing side. That’s because we suspect they will have the advantage in a contest that should be as tight as that market suggests. If pushed to make an IPL 2019 Satta right now, we’d go with Kolkata who need the win more and should respond to those recent setbacks against CSK and Delhi.

Match Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.90 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Chennai Super Kings 1.90 (Bet365).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Knight Riders v Super Kings?

Hopefully, the Knight Riders will give another chance to Joe Denly after the opener received a peach of a delivery from Ishant Sharma first up. It was a debut to forget on Friday. Nevertheless, the Englishman is a useful T20 player and he’s an option in KKR’s top batsman market at 5.00. Chris Lynn remains favourite at 4.00, while Robin Uthappa is next at 4.50 with Betway.

Shubman Gill top scored against the Capitals on Friday, and he will attract interest at an excellent 8.00. Other options for KKR include Andre Russell and Nitish Rana who are both at 6.00. In addition, Dinesh Karthik can be found at 7.50.

CSK’s bowlers have been the main key to the team’s success. In fact, after seven games, their highest score with the bat remains an undefeated 75 from MS Dhoni. When betting on IPL top batsmen, you should always consider MSD. Furthermore, the skipper is on offer at a tempting 8.00.

Shane Watson remains favourite at 4.00. Meanwhile, Faf Du Plessis has top scored twice and must be worth a look at 4.50. Other options for Chennai include Suresh Raina at 4.33, Ambati Rayudu at 5.00, and Kedar Jadhav at 8.00.

It’s worth noting that while Shubman Gill is at 8.00, he is as short as 5.00 elsewhere. However we’re going for another long priced punt here. MS Dhoni is so hard to prise out and if, as they have done in recent matches, CSK lose early wickets then the skipper will shore things up once again.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders: Lynn 4.00, Uthappa 4.50, Denly 5.00, Russell 6.00, Rana 6.00, Karthik 7.50. Gill 8.00.

Chennai Super Kings: Watson 4.00, Raina 4.33, Du Plessis 4.50, Rayudu 5.00, Dhoni 8.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Jadhav 8.00.

What are the total runs in match IPL tips for Knight Riders v Super Kings?

We took a longer punt on Dhoni in the previous section. Therefore, we’ll keep things much shorter for our final IPL 2019 Satta of this game. We’ve tended to go high in the total runs betting. And while that strategy hasn’t always worked, it should be the way to go at Eden Gardens.

Bet365 have set the line at a mid-range point of 346.5 and the odds to go Over or Under are the same at 1.83. We’re not in low-scoring Chennai now so, in a match packed with batting talent in both dugouts, we’re going Over 346.5 to complete our tips for Sunday.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 346.5: 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 346.5: 1.83.