Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Today’s BBL Match Predictions & Odds (16th January 2023)


Previously, a win for Brisbane Heat helped them leapfrog the Stars and move to second to last. Meanwhile, the latter faced yet another loss and are now placed at the bottom of the table. It’s a bottom-two clash at the prestigious MCG, as Brisbane aims to climb further up the ladder. 

Here are the match details:

  • Match Date and Time: 16th January 2023, 1:45 PM IST
  • Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23

Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Brisbane Heat to win at 1.65

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Big Bash League match prediction

The horror show continues for the Stars as they face yet another disappointing loss, this time against their city rivals. Being asked to bat first, the Renegades put up a defending total of 162/7. Sam Harper top scored with a 36-ball 51 alongside Jonathan Wells’ quickfire 24-ball 44. For the Stars, Liam Hatcher was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing 2/34. The chase was on as the Stars came out to bat. Joe Clarke smashed a staggering 37-ball 59 to get his team closer to the line. However, Will Sutherland bowled a fantastic final over to snatch victory away from the Stars. 

Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat handed a disappointing defeat to the in-form Adelaide Strikers. On his return to the side, Marnus Labuschagne scored a brilliant 33-ball 46 before perishing to Harry Conway. Harry was also the pick of the bowlers with his 3/36 as the Heat were bundled out for a mere 154. Chasing 155 would’ve been a cakewalk for the Strikers on any other day, although, cricket is unpredictable. The Strikers faced a batting collapse with none of them succeeding to convert their starts. A 3/30 by James Bazley and a valuable 2/26 by Matthew Kuhnemann helped Brisbane Heat clinch a memorable 17-run win.

These moments of brilliance will boost their confidence to learn from their mistakes in the past. On the other hand, this current encounter has its own separate rivalry. The men in teal have 9 wins while the current hosts have just seven. In today’s match big bash match prediction, we predict Brisbane Heat to emerge victorious. This exhilarating match-up calls for some thrilling betting action. We recommend three-way, over and under, match winners, and in-game betting. These choices give you the best odds and provide exceptional returns on investment. Remember, track the pitch & weather conditions alongside team performance in the past as it fluences the outcome of the game.

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Melbourne Stars– BBL match prediction

By far, this has been one of the most disappointing campaigns for the Melbourne Stars. They are hosting this encounter and would be desperately hoping for a win here. Batters Joe Clarke & Hilton Cartwright will have a huge responsibility on their shoulders. In 10 matches, the former has amassed 331 runs while the latter has scored 233. As for the bowling department, the services of Luke Wood and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be required immensely. Especially after the introduction of Usman Khawaja & Marnus Labuschagne.

Squad: Joe Clarke(w), Tom Rogers, Beau Webster, Brody Couch, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Luke Wood, Clint Hinchliffe, James Seymour, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa(C)

Brisbane Heat – BBL match prediction

On the other hand, Brisbane Heat have finally moved on from the bottom spot and will now aim to go up the ranks. Making their comeback, skipper Usman Khawaja and batter Marnus Labuschagne will leave a huge impact with the bat. They will be accompanied by the likes of Jimmy Peirson, who has scored 202 runs in his past 10 matches. Meanwhile, the pair of Kuhnemann and Bazley resulted in a positive outcome. The duo has 11 wickets a piece, with the former claiming it in 10 matches while the latter did it in just 7 games. As per our big bash league match prediction, this side will prove to be lethal. 

Squad: Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja(C), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson(W), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann

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Pitch and weather Conditions

With there being no chances of precipitation whatsoever, the temperature will gradually increase from 23 to 28 degrees. Humidity will be steady around the 50% mark as fans will enjoy an exciting contest between bat & ball. As for the pitch at MCG, it is a bouncy track with plenty in it for the pace bowlers. Batsmen tend to struggle with the intense bounce. Although, the ball comes onto the bat quite nicely. The average score at this venue is 155 during BBL. Keeping all the factors in mind, any team winning the toss would choose to bowl first and chase.

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat – Betting Tips

Betting Tips Betting Odds Operator Links
Toss Prediction Melbourne Stars to win 1.90 Bet on Parimatch
Top Batsman- Brisbane Heat Usman Khawaja 3.15 Try Dafabet today
Match Winner Brisbane Heat 1.69 Check Odds on Crickex