Check out this week’s footy betting market review.
The Carlton line betting juggernaut rolls on!
Yet another cover the Blues this week as they finished almost six goals ahead of where the market thought they would against Fremantle. That takes them to ten covers out of fourteen games. If you’re a Carlton fan and you’d had the faith to back them this year, a unit on them at $1.91 each week would have you +5.1 units for the season at 36.4% PoT. Not bad!
Does the market have a habit of underrating the sides at the bottom of the ladder? That’s something we might look into soon.
The biggest winner for the week was North Melbourne, who did an absolute number on the Pies and the market to beat the line by over ten goals.
It’s a real battle for the bottom at the other end of the line ladder, with none of Port Adelaide, Collingwood, Melbourne, Hawthorn or St Kilda being kind to their backers this season.
The Sea Eagles now top the ladder in the NRL, covering easily against the Titans over the weekend to continue their mid-season march.
They took over from the Raiders, who fell away quickly in the second half against the Eels.
The big story has been the form of the Melbourne Storm, who after a ‘slow’ start to the season in terms of covering lines, have been absolutely red-hot in the past six weeks or so.
Another impressive victory over the reigning premiers Sydney has them three wins clear atop the league ladder and climbing the line ladder at pace as well, now sitting 4th there.
At the other end, one of the season’s biggest disappointments has been the Broncos, who now sit 14th in both ladders and have covered just 5 times from their 14 games to date. If the market is still holding out hope of a late-season revival, it could provide punters with plenty more opportunities to take advantage.