The Brownlow Bubble: AFL Round 12


Things continue to heat up atop the Brownlow Medal market with Marcus Bontempelli receiving another tidy trim following last week’s big game against the Dockers.

The Bont has been a firm favourite for weeks now, much to the delight of punters that backed him at much longer odds towards the beginning of the season. 

Further down, we’ve also seen Essendon’s Darcy Parish slide into single figures following a huge performance of his own against the Tigers. 

For all the key market moves, we’ve got you covered in another edition of The Brownlow Bubble. 

The Brownlow Big Board

Clayton Oliver24$5.50
Jack Macrae22$11.00
Marcus Bontempelli18$3.75
Darcy Parish18$9.00
Ollie Wines16$12.00
Christian Petracca16$6.00
Jack Steele16$29.00
Travis Boak15$19.00
Jarryd Lyons15$41.00
Cam Guthrie13$19.00
Touk Miller13N/A
Dustin Martin13$9.00
Dayne Zorko12N/A
Rory Laird12$81.00
Ben Cunnington11$101.00
Tom Mitchell11$41.00
Taylor Walker11$101.00
Zach Merrett11$29.00
David Mundy11$41.00

Our Round 12 Votes

Melbourne v Brisbane Lions

Christian Petracca3
Max Gawn2
Clayton Oliver1

Sydney Swans v St Kilda

Jack Steele3
Luke Parker2
Brad Crouch1

Adelaide Crows v Collingwood

Jamie Elliott3
Paul Seedsman2
Rory Laird1

Essendon v Richmond

Dustin Martin3
Darcy Parish2
Shai Bolton1

Carlton v West Coast Eagles

Dom Sheed3
Liam Ryan2
Andrew Gaff1

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs

Marcus Bontempelli3
Jack Macrae2
David Mundy1

Marcus Bontempelli – $4.50 – $3.75

The Bont was sensational last week against the Dockers in another three-vote performance. 

Not only is the 25-year-old superstar racking up the touches, he’s also adding some goals to his case for the Charlie.

The above firm suggests he’s the man to beat from here on out, although there are a couple of tough opponents coming up with the Dogs facing the Cats and the Eagles following this week’s bye. 

Even so, the Bont was $7.00 at the start of the season, so you have to feel pretty good if you backed him nice and early. 

Christian Petracca – $6.50 – $6.00 

Only a very slight firm for Petracca this week, but it’s enough to put the pressure back on Clayton Oliver ($5.50). 

Petracca helped himself to 26 disposals and a couple of goals in last week’s come-from-behind win over the Lions, and he has to feel pretty good heading into the Queen’s Birthday Game against Collingwood, a side he’s averaged 20 disposals against in his career. 

Darcy Parish – $17.00 – $9.00 

Talk about a latecomer. 

Parish has been the biggest firmer in the market this week following a monster game against the Tigers that saw him finish with 44 disposals. 

The 23-year-old has been a bit of a dark horse on our leaderboard for most of the year, but the fact he’s now at single digits isn’t surprising when you consider he ranks third in disposals, second in clearances, and fourth in goal assists.