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
Our Round 12 Votes
Melbourne v Brisbane Lions
Sydney Swans v St Kilda
Adelaide Crows v Collingwood
Essendon v Richmond
Carlton v West Coast Eagles
Fremantle v Western Bulldogs
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.