The Brownlow Bubble: AFL Round 9

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We’ve got a couple of feline firmers in this week’s edition of The Brownlow Bubble.

Cam Guthrie and Hugh McCluggage have both seen their prices trimmed significantly this week after flying under the radar for the last two months.

Further up, we’ve seen a changing of the guard with Marcus Bontempelli slightly favoured over Christian Petracca, while Dustin Martin has also made his presence felt following a huge night in the come-from-behind win over GWS last Saturday.

The Brownlow Bubble is your best bet to find out which players are a chance at the Charlie, so be sure to find out who’s on top of our leaderboard below.

The Brownlow Big Board

PlayerVotesOdds
Clayton Oliver17$17.00
Jack Macrae15$12.00
Travis Boak13$15.00
Christian Petracca12$5.00
Ollie Wines12$15.00
Cam Guthrie12$19.00
Jarryd Lyons12$81.00
Marcus Bontempelli12$4.50
Rory Laird11$81.00
David Mundy10$34.00
Touk Miller10N/A
Jack Steele10$21.00
Dustin Martin10$5.00
Nat Fyfe9$15.00
Taylor Walker9$81.00
Ben Cunnington9$251.00
Darcy Parish9$41.00
Andrew Gaff8$51.00
Tom Mitchell8$26.00

Our Round 9 Votes

St Kilda v Geelong Cats

PlayerVotes
Cameron Guthrie3
Jack Steele2
Zach Tuohy1

Sydney Swans v Collingwood

PlayerVotes
Issac Heeney3
Hayden McLean2
Callum Mills1

Hawthorn v North Melbourne

PlayerVotes
Jy Simpkin3
Ben Cunnington2
Luke Davies-Uniacke1

Gold Coast Suns v Brisbane Lions

PlayerVotes
Jarryd Lyons3
Dayne Zorko2
Hugh McCluggage1

Richmond v GWS Giants

PlayerVotes
Dustin Martin3
Jacob Hopper2
Jesse Hogan1

Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs

PlayerVotes
Marcus Bontempelli3
Jack Macrae2
Ollie Wines1

Essendon v Fremantle

PlayerVotes
Darcy Parish3
Andrew Brayshaw2
Sean Darcy1

Melbourne v Carlton

PlayerVotes
Clayton Oliver3
Christian Salem2
Sam Walsh1

West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows

PlayerVotes
Jack Darling3
Rory Laird2
Tim Kelly1

Travis Boak – $9.00 – $15.00 

Big drift for Boak despite the fact he had a pretty strong game last week in the loss to the Dogs. 

Port’s veteran midfielder finished with 30 touches and eight clearances, but it’s doubtful any of that was enough to poll him a single vote against the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Jackson Macrae and the rest of the Bulldogs’ cohort. 

Like we said last week, Boak will be in the fight right through to the death, but at this rate, it looks as though Ollie Wines is the pick of the Port players.

Hugh McCluggage – $19.00 – $12.00 

What a year this man is having.

The Lions would obviously prefer to have reigning Brownlow Medalist Lachie Neale on the field, but his absence has almost been a blessing in disguise as its allowed Hugh McCluggage to shine bright in the midfield. 

The 23-year-old has kicked a goal in each of his last three games and has also played a big part in setting up his teammates to rank second overall in total goal assists.

McCluggage’s numbers in the disposal column have been equally as impressive this year, so it’s no surprise to find him marching towards the top of Brownlow betting with a big game against the Tigers ahead on Friday.

Cam Guthrie – $34.00 – $19.00 

Guthrie is easily the biggest dark horse in Brownlow betting this year. 

He’s now strung together four consecutive games of 30 disposals or more, and like usual, he’s also been one of Geelong’s top tacklers. 

Last week Guthrie cleaned up with 36 touches and a goal against the Saints, and he’s likely in for another big day at the office against the hapless Suns at the Cattery on Saturday. 

This is one of the biggest firms we’ve seen this season, so if you’re looking to back a player at odds, this is your chance.