Backing against the Suns at the line is a pretty solid play from week to week and with Hawthorn farewelling one of its favourite sons, Jarryd Roughead, punters were pretty confident of a Sunday evening demolition. And they were right.
The Hawks at a minus 55 point line was the best result for punters in round 22, narrowly ahead of a Collingwood which was well backed on the road against Adelaide.
Round out the punter’s pals for round 22 were the Blues who, with many on board with the Teague Train, stopped all stations to pay day.
Essendon might have pulled out a season saving performance against the Dockers but it cost punters plenty.
The Bombers gave every reason to bet against them and people did making them the bookie’s best result for round 22.
Surprisingly, the other two which went heavily in favour of bookmakers were the Tigers and Lions who, while favourites in their respective top four clashes, were not as fancied by punters.
A ROUGH RESULT
As mentioned, Hawthorn turned it on in Jarryd Roughead’s farewell game and, so too, did the man of the moment.
In a good old fashioned ‘Back the Story’, punters piled into the fan favourite to bow out in the best way possible.
He was well backed in numerous individual markets including 2+, 3+, 4+ and 5+ goals. The latter at odds of $11.
Most Goals for the Game at $3.50 was also heavily supported making his six-goal haul a very ‘Rough’ result for bookies.
One favourite and three narrow outsiders backed with confidence in a four-leg multi resulting in a handsome round 22 collect, our punter of the week endured some very nervous moments on his way to a big pay.
Kicking off with the Blues to beat the Saints (a 10-point result) into the Lions to beat Geelong (one-point), his final two legs of Collingwood to beat the Crows and North Melbourne to beat Port Adelaide were an easier watch.
Ultimately his $1000 wager at $15.37 giving him a collect of $15370
BACKING THE FUTURE
Richmond is once again the outright premiership favourite after beating the team which has kept it company at the top of betting for the past fortnight in a thrilling weekend of football.
The Eagles are now outright second with the Cats holding third despite their narrow defeat at the hands of Brisbane.
The Magpies moved back into a single figure price after their upset win while the Bulldogs, still not guaranteed a final’s berth, are the biggest mover from round 22.
Richmond – $3.75 > $3.50
West Coast – $3.75 > $4.50
Geelong – $4.50 > $4.75
Brisbane – $6.50 (steady)
Collingwood – $11.00 > $7.50
Western Bulldogs – $67.00 > $21.00
GWS Giants – $17.00 > $23.00
Essendon – $126.00 > $51.00
Adelaide – $126 > $151
Port Adelaide – $34.00 > $151