Heat v Scorchers betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL match 54 Preview
Welcome to our Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 44 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, on Tuesday, January 19.
This is the first match of a triple-header to close out the regular season, with Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers to follow from the MCG.
While the Scorchers are safely locked into a finals berth, for the Heat the equation is simple: win this match or have no chance of making the finals.
If the Heat lose they are done for the season, and even if they win they need results to go their way elsewhere to be sure or advancing to the play-offs.
It won’t be easy for the Heat against the Scorchers, who have shrugged off a slow start to the season to be outright favourites to win the title. The Scorchers have won eight of their past nine matches and will want to win all four points and finish top of the table heading into the playoffs.
Read on for our free Heat v Scorchers tips ahead of their T20 clash in Adelaide on Tuesday, January 26.
Heat v Scorchers BBL teams
Brisbane Heat (possible): Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitch Swepson, Ben Laughlin.
Perth Scorchers (possible): Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.
Heat v Scorchers BBL odds
Head to head odds: Brisbane Heat $2.25, Perth Scorchers $1.65
Man of the match betting:
$8 Chris Lynn, Jason Roy
$9 Colin Munro
$10 Liam Livingstone
$11 Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Jhye Richardson
Top run scorer Heat odds:
$3.25 Chris Lynn
$4.25 Marnus Labuschagne
$5 Max Bryant
$5.50 Joe Denly
$6 Sam Heazlett
$7.50 Tom Cooper, Joe Burns
Top run scorer Scorchers odds:
$3.75 Jason Roy
$4 Colin Munro
$4.50 Luke Livingstone
$5.50 Josh Inglis
$6 Sam Whiteman
$6.50 Mitchell Marsh
$9 Cameron Bancroft, Kurtis Patterson
Top wicket-taker Heat odds:
$3.50 Mark Steketee,
$4 Morne Morkel
$4.50 Xavier Bartlett, Jack Wildermuth, Mitchell Swepson
$5 Ben Laughlin
$5.50 Matthew Kuhnemann
$6 Lewis Gregory,
Top wicket-taker Scorchers odds:
$3.25 Jhye Richardson
$4.25 Andrew Tye
$4.50 Jason Behrendorff
$5 Fawad Ahmed, Matthew Kelly
$5.50 Joel Paris
$6 Corey Rocchiccioli
$7 Aaron Hardie
Heat v Scorchers betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Heat v Scorchers tips for Tuesday’s BBL clash.
Jason Behrendorff most wickets for Scorchers
The left-armer has flown under the radar this season with the outstanding form of Richardson and Tye. But Behrendorff is a high-class, experienced bowler and will want to tune up for the finals with a big showing. If the Heat focus on not falling to Richardson, he could be the man to get under their guard.
Colin Munro to score a half-century
This option is paying $3.25 with Unibet, and we think it’s a good one given the South Africa-born Kiwi international has been so consistent this season. He has scored four 50s for the season, with an average of almost 40.
Heat v Scorchers prediction 26/1/2021
The only previously time these teams met in BBL|10, the Heat folded for 115 in pursuit of the Scorchers’ 5-174 at Marvel Stadium. On that occasion leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed did most of the damage with three wickets. The problem the Heat have is they rely too heavily on captain Chris Lynn with the bat, though Labuschagne’s return has helped. The Scorchers just look too well-rounded in this match, with the best bowling attack in the BBL at their disposal. Our final Heat v Scorchers prediction: Scorchers to win.
Heat v Scorchers lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 12pm local time (7am India Standard Time) on January 26, 2021.
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