Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers Heat Betting Tips & Predictions

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers Heat Betting Tips & Predictions January 23rd 2021
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 27th March 2021

Published: 22/01/2021

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The latest Big Bash betting is making the Perth Scorchers the favourites to beat the Melbourne Stars when they take to the field at the MCG in Melbourne on Saturday 23, start time 1.45 pm IST.

It’s huge game in the context of the te BBL season. For the Stars, a win will see them almost certain of securing a Playoff spot and maybe even a Top 2 finish, but a defeat and they’ll be worrying about other teams’ results in a bid to make the Top 5.

As for the Scorchers, their Playoff place is all but secure but a win here would almost definitely mean a Top 2 finish and two chances at the final.

Huge game and some great betting tips on the Stars v Scorchers match.

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Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers H2H

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers H2H

Scorchers to win: why is this a good bet?

With the Stars, you always get the feeling that their main men have to fire: Stoinis, Maxwell, Zampa, Coulter-Nile because the others rarely make match-winning contributions. Which of course puts a lot of pressure on the big names and the fact that Andre Fletcher has now left the BBL doesn’t help matters.

They were in poor form as it was, losing three of their last five and worse still, against the bottom of the table Renegades last time out.

The Scorchers, on the other hand, are on an excellent run and have won 6 of their last 7 games. Not only are their key players like Jhye Richardson, Colin Munro and Jason Roy in good form but just about the whole team is, as well.

Jason Roy holding his bat up as he plays for the Scorchers in the BBL. We believe his performance will help them win in our Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers Heat Betting Tips & Predictions for January 23rd 2021

They’re further boosted by the return of Mitch Marsh (he won’t bowl, however) and are more confident and doing all three disciplines just that little bit better than the unpredictable Stars.

Nic Maddinson Stars Top Batsman: why is this a good bet?

  • Should get a chance to open with Andre Fletcher no longer playing, rather than bat in the middle overs.
  • Lots of experience of playing at the MCG.
  • Likes to open the batting.
  • Huge price of 8.5 on an opening batsman, assuming he does open.
  • Co-favourite Glenn Maxwell struggling for form at the moment.

Why our hot bet is so hot

The Scorchers’ Jhye Richardson has been outstanding.  12 games, 25 wickets, strike rate of 10.2, and even his economy rate has been right up there with the very best at 6.47. He’s one of the main reasons why the Scorchers have been on a tremendous owning run and he may just be about to continue playing like this.

He’s now been man of the match in two of his last five matches and his cause may further be helped by the fact he’s batting at seven and could score some runs as well.

It would be a big ask for him to make it three man-of-the-match awards in ix games but the way he’s been playing, he just might.

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers live betting tip

If you don’t want to take the pre-match odds of 1.8 on the Scorchers, you have another option: bet on the team batting second., whoever that may be.  61% of teams over the last six editions of the BBL have won batting second here at the MCG, so you can just wait for the toss and have the stats on your side.

Glenn Maxwell batting for the Stars in the BBL. He has a poor run score in the BBL this year. We believe this will lead to the team's defeat in our Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers Heat Betting Tips & Predictions for January 23rd 2021

Big Bash big stats

  • The teams are 8-8 on the head to head over the years with one ‘no result’; the match they played earlier this season.
  • Skipper and key batsman for the Stars Glenn Maxwell is on a poor run with scores of 6, 0, 0, 37, 20 and 1 in his last games.
  • Adam Zampa has 18 wickets in 19 games at an extraordinary strike rate of 12.3.
  • Jye Richardson of the Scorchers is the top wicket-taker in the competition with 25 and has taken 15 wickets in his last 6 games. He’s taken 4 wickets on two occasions this BBL.
  • Colin Munro’s 4 fifties in 11 games is more than anyone else in the BBL has managed this season.
  • The match between these two earlier in the season was the only ‘no result’ of the season after it was rained off.

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So those are our Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers tips for the game.

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