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Otago Volts vs Central Stags Predictions & Tips - Broom can bat Volts to Super Smash victory

  • Otago Volts vs Central Stags predictions for Friday’s Super Smash cricket match
  • The match will be played at the Otago Oval at 02:10 GMT
  • I am backing the Otago Volts to win at home
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The Otago Volts have won two of their three Super Smash matches this season (Getty Images)

Otago Volts vs Central Stags Predictions


The Otago Volts will be looking to continue their momentum after winning two of their first three matches. Volts openers, Hamish Rutherford and Nic Broom are both backed in the run scoring markets.

The Volts have a great balance to their side and should have enough quality to see them over the line if the openers perform.

  • Otago Volts’ Nic Broom has scored over 23.5 runs in 2 of his last 3 matches.
  • Otago Volt’s Hamish Rutherford scored 49 & 25 runs in 2 of his last 3 matches.
  • Otago Volts have won 2 of their 3 Super Smash matches.
  • Central Stags’ George Worker has scored 71 & 79 runs in 2 of his last 3 matches.
  • Central Stags’ George Worker is the top run scorer in the 2020/21 Super Smash season thus far.

Head to Head


The Central Stags hold a 13-11 lead over the Otago Volts in their 24 completed matches.

Their last match saw the Volts win by nine wickets at the University Oval in the 2019/20 Super Smash season.

Otago Volts Form


The Otago Volts have enjoyed a decent start to the season with two wins from their three matches. They currently occupy fourth position on the Super Smash table.

The Volts' last match saw them defeat the Northern Knights in Mount Maunganui by two wickets. Batting first the Knights managed a competitive total of 153-7.

The Otago Volts struggled throughout their innings, losing regular wickets but Hamish Rutherford’s 49 off 28 balls was enough to steer them home with two balls to spare. No other batsmen scored more than 17 runs which will be of concern going forward.

Otago Volts Injuries & Team News


The Otago Volts are unlikely to change much with their team as they look to keep their winning momentum.

They don’t have any returning New Zealand internationals so will not have that disruption to their side.

Central Stags Form


The Central Stags are third on the Super Smash table with two wins and two defeats after four matches. They have, however, played a game more than the three teams around them.

Last time out the Stags suffered a heavy loss to the Northern Knights at Seddon Park. George Worker has been superb this season but was dismissed for 23 runs this time around. It was still the highest score within the team as the Stags posted a measly 117 target.

The Knights chased that down with ease to win by six wickets with more than two overs remaining.

Central Stags Injuries & Team News


The Central Stags have some international stars that they are expecting back, however, it seems like Ross Taylor and Will Young will still be sitting this one out.

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Verdict

The Otago Volts have enjoyed a fine start to the season and are backed to continue that form in this match. Opening batsmen, Hamish Rutherford and Nic Broom are both tipped in the run scoring markets.

Best Bet: Volts Win Result @-125.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Broom Over 25.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Best Stags Batsman Tip: George Worker Best Stags Batsman @260.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Best Volts Batsman Tip: Hamish Rutherford Best Volts Batsman @275.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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