West Coast has featured before as the punter’s pal and do again now.
In the final match of round 11, the Eagles proved a good old fashioned ‘Get Out Stakes’ for punters who hadn’t already bounced back and assisting many, they covered the line with ease.
Whilst the first two games of the round were shock upsets, the following seven went the way of favourites as punters filled their boots with multi bets.
North Melbourne made for a huge start to the weekend for bookmakers.
As a largely friendless $3 outsider, the Kangaroos did it comfortably against the Tigers before Fremantle stunned a Collingwood team which was viewed by many as the round biggest lock, sending both head to head and early multi bets down the toilet.
As previously mentioned, the punters clawed back in a reasonably big way.
FIRST GOAL FILL-UP
After consecutive weeks where the average price of first goal kickers was in excess of $29, the favourites in AFL betting found their range again and delivered some big results to punters.
The two best-backed players of the weekend, Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey and Richmond’s Tom Lynch, both took care of business and put a dent in the Ladbrokes book.
One punter kept things simple and filled their account accordingly selection Geelong Cats 1-24 / Brisbane Lions 1-24 / Adelaide Crows 1-24.
His $100 wager at $34 netted him $3400.
BACKING THE FUTURE
Having opened his senior coaching career with a win, Rhyce Shaw has been wound in from $11 to $5 to get the job beyond this season. That sits him second in the market behind John Longmire at $4.50
Meanwhile, former Kangaroos coach Brad Scott is a $5 second elect to take the reigns at Carlton, after the Blues sacked Brendon Bolton.
Scott opened favourite ahead of former Blue and Roo, Caretaker David Teague at $3 and $6 respectively but very early money for the latter saw them switch places.
Teague was quickly wound into $2.50 with Scott eased to $6 with John Barker and Michael Voss equal third in the market at $8.
Geelong – $3.60 (steady)
Collingwood – $3.60 > $4.00
GWS Giants – $7.50 > $6.00
Richmond – $7.00 > $9.00
West Coast – $8.00 > $6.50
Brisbane – $41.00 > 34.00
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Carlton – $1.67 > $1.45
Gold Coast – $2.50 (steady)