Sports Betting
  • AFL line betting: Brisbane are the bolters, Carlton remain on top, while the form of the Saints is extremely poor.
  • NRL line betting: The Storm’s run of covers is over while the Eagles continue to defy the bookies’ odds.

Check out where each club is tracking versus the betting line this year, for both the AFL and the NRL, with our footy betting market review.

AFL

The Carlton show rolls on again, the Blues comfortably clearing their fourth line in a row to maintain clear top spot on the line ladder. They just keep rewarding their backers, and early punters can once again get them with a four-goal head start this week against Sydney.

Brisbane are also making their presence felt, covering in five of their past six matches in a fantastic run of form.

At the other end, the form of St Kilda is very ugly for anybody considering backing them. After a bright start to the year, it would appear the market got far too excited about the Saints: they’ve now failed to cover a line in ten matches. They’ve been given more than seven goals head start against Geelong this week… something you couldn’t be confident about!

Games to watch this week..

Sydney (-22.5) vs Carlton (+22.5): the Blues are constantly covering, and have been given yet another healthy head start.

Geelong (-44.5) vs St Kilda (+44.5): the team that hasn’t covered a line in ten weeks versus the premiership favourites on their home deck. 44.5 points? Seems low.

NRL

The Origin period is over and we can look forward to the final 8 rounds of footy with full-strength line-ups going forward.

The Storm’s recent run of covers came to an end in a scrappy match against the Dragons. Both sides were severely understrength and it showed in the quality of the match.

Melbourne remains 3 wins clear atop the ladder but will have to settle for 5th on the line ladder for now.

The Eagles continue to lead the way in a reverse of the Storm (5th on the NRL ladder), with the market continuing to underrate them even to this point in the season.

At the other end it’s the Titans who sit last with just 5 covers from 15 games, however a +/- of just -17.5 suggests they haven’t been far away from market expectations all year.

Games to watch this week..

Rabbitohs (-4.5) vs Sea Eagles (+4.5): on paper it’s third versus fifth on the table, but covering the line? Manly are 10-5 across the season, while Souths have just six covers from their 15 matches.

Knights (-6.5) vs Bulldogs (+6.5): over the last eight matches Newcastle are 6-2 at the line, while Canterbury are 1-7.

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