Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers Betting Tips & Predictions

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers Betting Tips & Predictions
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 15th October 2021

Published: 14/01/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

The latest Big Bash betting has the Melbourne Stars as favourites when they play the Adelaide Strikers when they play on Friday, January 15 at 1.45 pm IST at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Stars’ iconic home venue.

The best Stars v Strikers betting tips are up next.

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Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers H2H

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers H2H

Strikers to win: why is this a good bet?

There seems to be this perception that because the Melbourne Stars are back in Melbourne and at their favourite ground, things will all of a sudden fall into place. I’m not so sure.

They remain almost completely reliant on Australian trio Maxwell, Stoinis and Zampa to produce the goods and there are too many players completely out of form including opener Andre Fletcher and Hilton Cartwright. Ben Dunk has been so bad that they’ve released him from his contract.

With the Stars you get the feeling hey can be brilliant one day and hopeless the next whereas with the Adelaide Strikers you always know what you’re going to get; hard-working, consistent if unspectacular performances.

The fly in the ointment is the absence of Rashid Khan but Danny Briggs also offers a good spin option while the return of Peter Siddle could make a huge difference, alongside the excellent Wes Agar.

The Strikers are 6-5 up on the head to head and though that’s pretty tight, it’s just a little bit more reassurance that we’re going with the right team by siding with the Strikers, the more consistent of the two. By the way, the Strikers won this fixture just a few days ago, winning with an over to spare.

Adam Zampa Stars Top Batsman: why is this a good bet?

  • Stars highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets.
  • A brilliant strike rate of 13.0 this season.
  •  Good economy rate of 7.11 should help in the case of a tie for most wickets with another bowler.
  • Bowled really well last time out against the Strikers, taking 2-20.

Adam Zampa celebrating while playing for the Stars in the BBL. He's our choice to be the Stars' top batsman in our Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers Betting Tips & Predictions

Why our hot bet is so hot

Both Jonno Wells himself and the Strikers have benefited from his promotion from number 5 or 6 to number 4.

It means that their ‘finisher’ has just that little bit more time the crease and though his strike rate has been below what you’d expect from a T20 middle order batsman, he doesn’t leave many dot balls out there. The strategy is simple: when he comes in, he intends staying there to the end, even if he doesn’t score that quickly. Which is why he has a habit of winning this market.

The result is an impressive 204 runs at an average of 25 though as we said already, that strike rate of 105 needs to go up.

He’s now won this market on three occasions already in 10 games so you can instantly see why we like him at a price of 6.5.

Jonno Wells batting for the Strikers in the BBL. He's our pick to be their top batsman in our Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers Betting Tips & Predictions

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers Live betting tip

There’s really not much to like about the Stars’ middle and lower-order these days. Up till last game they had Nicholas Pooran to provide some fireworks but he’s gone now and if the Maxwell/Stoinis duo get out, there’s little else to rely on.

If those two get out without the Stars having 100 on the board, they may not get to 160 so if they’re both back in the dugout before the 100 mark comes up, go ahead and bet they get less than 160.

Big Bash big stats

  • Strikers won this game when it was played a few days ago.
  • Strikers 6-5 up on head to head.
  • Rashid Khan took 16 wickets in 10 games before leaving to report for international duty.
  • Stars have lost five of their last six games.
  • Maxwell has been out first ball in his last two games.
  • Stars bowler Haris Rauf took a hat trick at the MCG last year.

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So those are our Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers tips for the game.

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