The grand old flag hasn’t flown too often this season and, even rarer than a win is seeing the Demons as the punter’s pal but, against an inconsistent Hawthorn side, they were marked as the value team of the round. As a well backed outsider, Melbourne, remarkably delivered for the faithful.
Two of the biggest moves of the season were the Kangaroos (2.5 point outsider into a 15.5 point favourite) and the Bulldogs (24.5 point outsider into 13.5 points) but, while there was clearly a go on the pair somewhere, it wasn’t with Ladbrokes.
Both teams did the money justice and scored big wins over the Blues and Tigers respectively, but they were also big wins for Team Ladbrokes.
FIRST GOAL FILL-UP
In what was a very tough weekend for first goal bettors, one certainly bucked the trend thanks to Jeremy Cameron. The big Giant bagged the first of the match and the said punter’s $1000 wager at $6 made him a very happy man.
Ultimately the bookies got the better of the first goal bets in round seven with the average price across the nine games, a monster $25.
A very confident same game multi punter pulled a handsome profit on the Giants.
Stepping into the three-leg wager of Giants to win first half/Giants to score over 96.5 points/Total Match Points over 163.5 to the tune of $10,181 at $2.75, he collected a tidy $28,000.
BACKING THE FUTURE
The Cats and Magpies appear the cream of 2019 and, after being separated only slightly at the top of the premiership market for a couple of weeks, the two are now equal flag favourites.
The Western Bulldogs had their price more than halved, whilst their odds to finish top eight ($21 into $4.50) and top four ($81 into $29) were also slashed.
Geelong – $4.00 (steady)
Collingwood – $4.33 > $4.00
GWS Giants – $7.50 > $6.50
Richmond – $8.00 > $9.00
Western Bulldogs – $151 > $67.00
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Gold Coast – $2.25 > $2.00
Carlton – $3.00 > $2.50
North Melbourne – $5.00 > $10.00