Heat v Strikers betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Game 13 Preview
Welcome to our Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 13 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at the Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday, December 23.
This is the first match to be played outside of hubs in Tasmania and Canberra, and is a must-win match for the Heat, who are sitting last on the table with no wins from two matches.
The highly fancied Strikers also can’t afford to drop another game after they were easily contained against the impressive Sydney Sixers in Hobart on Sunday night. Now the Striker, who have won only one of their first three games, must back up just two days after that match and also handle the trip to Brisbane in between.
Adelaide are rated $1.70 favourites with leading international bookies, while the Heat are at around $2.15, an indictment of their poor form given they are playing on home soil.
Both teams are missing players through Test commitments and do not seem to have an white knights waiting to race in an transform their seasons.
Strikers seam bowlers Dan Worrall, Wes Agar and Peter Siddle have been in great form, while Rashid Khan, who suffered a nasty blow to the shoulder while batting against the Sixers, will be glad to see if he can get more assistance from the pitches outside Tasmania.
But the Strikers need to find a big score from one of their top five; they were cruising towards victory against the Sixers but when the opening partnership of Phil Salt and Jake Weatherald was broken they collapsed in alarming fashion.
Meanwhile, the winless Heat have had more time to prepare at home and will be hoping the change of surrounds will help them regain top form.
Read on for our free Heat v Strikers tips ahead of their T20 clash in Brisbane on Wednesday, December 23.
Heat v Strikers BBL teams
Brisbane Heat (possible): Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Dan Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Mark Steketee, Matt Kuhnemann , Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Adelaide Strikers (possible): Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Carey (c) (wk), Jonathan Wells, Matt Short, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Liam Scott.
Heat v Strikers BBL odds
Head to head odds: Brisbane Heat $2.15, Adelaide Strikers $1.70
Man of the match betting:
$7.50 Chris Lynn
$8 Rashid Khan
$9 Alex Carey
$10 Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald
$11 Max Bryant
Top batsman Heat odds:
$3.25 Chris Lynn
$4.50 Max Bryant
$5 Daniel Lawrence
$5.50 Sam Heazlett
$6.50 Tom Cooper
$7 Lewis Gregory
Top batsman Strikers odds:
$4 Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey
$4.50 Phil Salt
$5.50 Matt Renshaw
$6.50 Jon Wells
$9 Matt Short
Top wicket-taker Heat odds:
$3.75 Ben Laughlin
$4.50 Morne Morkel, Mark Steketee, Jack Wildermuth
$5 Lewis Gregory
$5.50 Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Matthew Kuhnemann
Top wicket-taker Strikers odds:
$3.25 Rashid Khan
$4 Peter Siddle
$4.50 Wes Agar
$5 Dan Worrall
$5.50 Danny Briggs
Heat v Strikers betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Heat v Strikers tips for Wednesday’s BBL clash.
Heat to win at $2.15
They have been poor in their opening two matches but there is still plenty of batting firepower in the Heat line-up and the Strikers batting has looked a little scratchy. All it takes is one of Lynn or Bryant to run hot and they can post a big total. The possible inclusion of Morne Morkel could also add some quality to their bowling line-up.
Jake Weatherald top scorer for Strikers
The left-handed opener looks the man most likely to the Strikers to post a decent total. Opening partner Phil Salt has a habit of making a start then getting out, while even star wicketkeeper Alex Carey has not been his usual dynamic self.
Heat v Strikers prediction 23/12/2020
The Heat are out to around $17 and they have clearly been the most disappointing team of recent season. They made some big changes to the playing roster in the off season and it seems to be taking some time for the newcomers to find their feet. It should not be forgotten that but for some astonishing hitting by Thunder slogger Daniel Sams, the Heat would be sitting 1-1 and in decent shape. Being back on home soil should be a tremendous boost. Our final Heat v Strikers prediction: Heat to get off the mark for BBL10.
Heat v Strikers 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 6.15pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on December 23, 2020.
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