For the first time this season, the Western Bulldogs are the punter’s pal.
Having beaten the likes of Richmond, Geelong and Sydney in round 1 at big odds and lost as a short priced favourite to Gold Coast, Carlton and the Kangaroos, the Dogs were more punter’s poison than pal.
As they continue to turn around their season, the 2016 premiers have also turn around their fortune as a well-backed favourite.
Hawthorn were also kind to punters at the weekend as they took care of Fremantle in Launceston for the 10th time. They must really hate dropping anchor in Tassie.
It was a Friday Fill Up for bookmakers as punters deserted Collingwood after a run of poor form.
The money on the Eagles looked set to salute before a late charge from the Magpies ensured a soild start to the weekend on the Ladbrokes trading floor.
The Blues shock win over Sydney and the Bombers last gasp victory over North also proved a dagger for punters who were no doubt cursing Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti.
FIRST GOAL FILL-UP
Eddie Betts isn’t done with yet and it’s fair to say there are a lot of punters hoping he plays forever.
The Crows excitement machine nailing the opener against the Suns was a horror show for Ladbrokes at $14 while the $41 for him to kick five goals was also well found and left a black hole in the book.
One punter wagered $150 on Eddie kicking five and collected $6000 for his foresight.
A complicated bet but a profitable play indeed.
One punter combined three selection of his own with two pre-built multis on the Ladbrokes website.
He had, Essendon’s Jayden Laverde (anytime goal kicker) / Richmond -15.5 points / Bulldogs or Melbourne to win under 15.5 points into St Kilda +49.5 and Under 158.5 match points in the Saints versus Geelong game into the Crows win, Crows over 94.5 match points and Matt Crouch 30+ disposals.
His $25 investment resulting in a $1874.90 pay day.
BACKING THE FUTURE
Geelong – $3.50 (steady)
West Coast – $4.00 > $4.75
Collingwood – $6.50 > $5.50
Richmond – $7.50 > $6.00
GWS Giants – $8.00 > $17.00
Brisbane – $17.00 > $10.00
Adelaide – $21.00 > $19.00
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Gold Coast – $1.14 > $1.02
Carlton – $5.50 > $9.00