The Giants and Blues hit the top of the AFL line ladder heading into their bye, while Storm’s ominous form has them above .500 against the line for the first time in a long time.
Check out our look at how the footy betting market fared this week.
The byes really impact this week’s AFL table, with plenty of clubs jumping up almost entirely on the back of having an extra game under their belt (those with a game in hand are highlighted in red).
That aside, Fremantle were the ones to make everybody sit up and take notice this week. They defied the market (which handed them just a 2.5 point head start) to comfortably knock over Port Adelaide.
While Freo covered the line by 18.5 points, the AFL betting market actually had a reasonable week otherwise, with all other games finishing within 12 points of the betting line.
The Raiders and Sea Eagles continue to lead the way, however that could change over the next month as they come into their bye rounds.
Melbourne sits 7-6 against the betting line after a rocky start to the season for Storm punters, despite their dominant form seeing them sit clear atop the ladder after 14 rounds.
The Eels continued to be hard to catch with a thrashing of the Broncos to obliterate their -1.5 line, while the Bulldogs fell away badly against the reigning premier Roosters to now have the worst +/- against the line of any side at -90.
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