Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Betting Tips 23/12/2021

December 22, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Betting Tips 23/12/2021

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 18th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Adelaide Strikers take on Brisbane Heat at Adelaide Oval on December 23 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 1:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers missed out on a chance to spring a major surprise in their last game when they lost to Sydney Sixers in a game that went down to the wire, for which they owed their Afghan spin wizard Rashid Khan big time.

Defending a small total of 147, Adelaide had all but lost the game to the two-time defending champions when a superb 17th over by Rashid Khan threatened to turn the game on its head. He gave away just three runs and picked up two wickets on as many balls to change the match equation from 33 needed off 24 balls to 30 needed off 18.

Unfortunately for the Strikers, Sean Abbott’s cameo of 10-ball 19 turned the game back into the Sixers’ favour and consigned the Strikers to their third defeat in four games.

Through the first four games, mediocre batting has been a constant theme for Adelaide. They’re not exactly flopping but they are also not managing to go beyond the 150s — a range that is never enough against top teams.

Brisbane Heat

Like Adelaide, Brisbane too have only won one of their four matches but the two sides have a three-point difference, thanks to the multiple bonus points Adelaide have collected so far.

In their last game, which was a sizable defeat to Sydney Thunder, the Heat bowling was abysmal as they conceded 196 — a score their middling batting was never going to get near, and it didn’t as they lost by 53 runs.

Chris Lynn fell on the third ball of the innings and the Heat never stabilized after that and were soon 15-5, with the match effectively over and a gargantuan defeat staring them in the face.

That they only lost by 53, in the end, owed massively to a 79-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Xavier Bartlett (42*) and Mark Sketee (33).

For Brisbane, their batting is their Achilles heel. Until they solve this, we can continue to expect such abysmal overall performances.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Adelaide Strikers Brisbane Heat
PariMatch 1.63 2.24
PariPesa 1.61 2.32 1.65 2.26
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Adelaide are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Adelaide priced at 1.63 and Brisbane at 2.24. Paripesa has Adelaide available for 1.61 and Brisbane for 2.32. Lastly, Sportsbet has Adelaide priced at 1.65 and Brisbane at 2.26.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Brisbane Heat to win @ 2.32

Brisbane Heat do seem the weaker of these two sides but they do have the x-factor of Chris Lynn upfront. The hard-hitting batsman has been a bit of a miss and hit case so far this season, but talent-wise he has an edge over his Adelaide counterparts. We’ll take a punt on them at underdog odds, which have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Chris Lynn to score 50 runs – Yes @ 4.0

We’re pinning our hopes on Lynn in our second bet as well. The 31-year-old hasn’t truly gotten going so far this BBL, with knocks of 27 and 32 against Perth and Melbourne being decent but not game-winning by any means. We expect big innings, especially after he failed in the last game of Sydney Thunder. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.


There is little to choose between these sides and when that is the case, we tend to go with the side that has better odds. Thus, Brisbane have our blessings in this one.

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