TattsBet News 12th January

3rd Test AUSTRALIA V INDIA

Tattsbet punters have deserted the draw in the Perth Test beginning on Friday, and who can argue with that? The draw has eased from $3.50 out to $5.00 at Tattsbet with all the talk of a pitch that will suit the quicks, and the Aussies have been big firmer’s in the betting. After opening at $1.85, Australia is into $1.70, however with the price on the draw blowing like the north wind, India have also come in slightly, now $3.50 after opening at $3.75. With the live betting giving numerous trading opportunities in the first two tests, it appears as though punters are backing either the Aussies or India, hoping to bet around that when the match gets under way.

Sachin Tendulkar is best backed to top the Indian first innings run total at $4.25, while local hope Shaun Marsh ($5.50) and Ricky Ponting ($4.75) are the two most popular Aussies. In our popular Player Runs Overs/Unders market, Sachin Tendulkar has attracted a lot of support to get past 36 runs in the first innings ($1.87), and if he does surpass that total, let’s hope he gets that 100th ton!

Tattsbet will be LIVE throughout the Third Test.

BIG BASH

The inaugural 20/20 Big Bash has proved a massive hit with Tattsbet customers. Turnover has been solid across all options including hi-bat’s and LIVE in the run betting. Punters have been quick to pick up on the trend that has seen a big majority (16-8) of the team batting first winning. This has made the result of the toss most important. So just before each match, Tattsbet bookies brace themselves for the frenzy of activity that occurs when the result of the coin toss is known.

Chris Gayle’s heroic’s with the bat for Sydney Thunder saw his price for top bat to as low at $2.40 in last night’s clash with Perth Scorchers. It wasn’t to be for punters however with Gayle controversially dismissed for 20 after looking in ominous touch again. Perth’s fifth consecutive win guaranteed a home semi-final and they find themselves a $3.25 title favourite with Tattsbet.

The Brisbane Heat have struggled all competition and are accordingly priced up as $2.20 outsiders against the Melbourne Renegades ($1.67) tonight.

TENNIS – AUSTRALIAN OPEN

There is plenty of uncertainty surrounding many of the top chances at this year’s Australian Open which starts on Monday. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic has been a well-supported favourite ($2.50 into $2.25) but Tattsbet punters are jumping all over Brisbane International winner Andy Murray ($9 into $6) in the hope that the Scot can notch up his first Grand Slam win. Meanwhile, injury and form concerns have seen punters steer clear of Roger Federer ($4.50) and Rafael Nadal ($7). Perhaps not surprisingly, the player to attract the most bets besides Murray is Queensland’s Bernard Tomic. Sheer weight of money and the avoidance of a huge liability has seen Tattsbet wind the Aussie in from $81 to $67.

On the women’s side, Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova ($5 into $3) is set to start a clear favourite and on her form so far in Sydney this week it’s not hard to see why. Serena Williams ($2.50 out to $4.75) is friendless in the betting after her withdrawal from Brisbane while Kim Clijsters has eased slightly ($8 out to $8.50) with her fitness concerns. And speaking of concerns, Aussie hope Sam Stosor has been a massive drifter from $7 to $15 after her horror start to the season. There is one punter who will be hoping Brisbane form holds up after placing $10 on Kaia Kanepi winning the Australian Open back in October at the odds of $501 (500/1). The Estonian is now into $15 after collecting the silverware at Pat Rafter Arena.

RACING – MAGIC MILLIONS

The Gold Coast race track comes alive this week with the Magic Millions, and it would be fair to say that while this looks a very tough race on paper, punters see it much differently. Since Tuesday’s all important barrier draw, the Gai Waterhouse trained Driefontein has been backed from $3.80 into $3.40, and looks destined to firm even further. Gai has been quite vocal in her confidence here, and that has been reflected in the betting, with several four figure amounts coming for Driefontein. Queenslander Sizzling has been displaced as favourite (now $3.60), but we continue to see plenty of support at that quote, while third pick, Amorino attracted a bet of $3,300 at $7.00 on Thursday, and is now back in to $6.50. That was the first time we had seen a good sized bet for the Gerald Ryan runner as the majority of punters are happy to just stick with either of the two favourites.

HITS AND MISSES

HITS

$19,000 at $1.30 Over 1.5 Gold Coast v Melbourne Heart in A-League
$5,280 at $1.45 Gold Coast/Draw Double Chance v Melbourne Heart in A-League
$5,000 at $1.83 Over 2.5 Melbourne Victory v Newcastle in A-League
$5,000 at $1.90 New Orleans -10.5 v Detroit in NFL Playoffs

MISSES

$8,800 at $1.25 Over 1.5 Sydney v Central Coast in A-League
$7,000 at $1.70 Adelaide Strikers to beat Sydney Sixers in Big Bash
$5,000 at $2.00 Adelaide Strikers to beat Perth Scorchers in Big Bash
$4,000 at $1.67 Adelaide Strikers to beat Sydney Sixers in Big Bash

MULTI WINS

$400 at $60.20 to win $24,080 (4-leg racing multi: SR01 Raceway at $2.15, QR04 Magic Tartan at $5.00, AR04 Bertucci at $1.75, AR06 Meshmaker at $3.20)

$3 at $2001 to win $6,005 (10-leg soccer multi: Exeter $3.00, Notts County $3.80, Hull City $1.70, Valladolid $2.15, Southhampton $1.95, Southend $1.75, Newc United $1.60, Elche $2.08, Crawley $2.35 and Bursapor $1.80)