Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Tips, Odds and Teams – BBL Big Bash 2016/2017

Tuesday’s Big Bash 2016/2017 Week 4 match is between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers. The match is set to commence at 19:40 local time with the game to be played in Melbourne at the MCG. View our preview and teams for the game between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers.

 

When: 19:40 | Tuesday 10/01/2017

Where: Melbourne, MCG

 

Preview:

Tonight’s match looks very one sided for us and betting suggests that with the Stars being smashed in the market. We will stick with the money and put Melbourne Stars on top to get the job done at home with our value bet being Stars to win with Luke Wright to top score.

 

Odds:

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Tip: Melbourne Stars at $1.67

Value Bet: Melbourne Stars/Luke Wright at $6.00

 

Teams:

Melbourne Stars squad
David Hussey (c), Michael Beer, Scott Boland, Jackson Coleman, James Faulkner, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen, Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Triffitt, Daniel Worrall, Luke Wright, Adam Zampa.

 

Adelaide Strikers squad
Brad Hodge (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jonathon Dean, Ben Dunk, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Chris Jordan, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Tim Ludeman, Michael Neser, Kieron Pollard, Kane Richardson, Craig Simmons, Kelvin Smith, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald.

Other Sports News:

 

Lawyer attacks AFL over Hird health crisis

A lawyer who acted for James Hird during the Essendon supplements debacle has blasted the AFL over the former coach’s health crisis.

Steven Amendola said the league must share some blame.

Hird is understood to be recovering at an undisclosed health facility after being rushed to hospital on Wednesday night for a suspected drug overdose.

His wife Tania issued a media statement on Friday, thanking the public for its support and pleading for privacy.

“They (AFL) have relentlessly trashed his reputation and misrepresented the facts and the context,” Amendola said.

“I hope they are satisfied now but it should hardly be surprising – even for someone with mental health as strong as James’ – that this has happened.

“They have to bear some responsibility for it.”

Amendola has criticised the AFL regularly over the past few years for how it has handled the Essendon saga.

There is deep-seated bitterness in the Hird camp towards the AFL and anti-doping authorities about how the scandal played out.

In comments reported by the Herald Sun, Amendola also said other prominent AFL figures had been treated differently to Hird after they had been through hard times.

“From what I have observed over the past number of years, it seems that you can glass your partner, you can sleep with your best friend’s wife and the path to forgiveness will always be open in AFL land,” Amendola said.

“But if your name is James Hird that path will be blocked.”

Hird, a father of four, has had a very low public profile since he left his job as Essendon coach in August 2015.

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