In the AFL, Geelong just keep powering away . Why can’t the betting market catch them?
In the NRL, Manly continue to defy the odds despite a spate of injuries, while the Storm continue to win close ones which doesn’t help their punters.
We break it all down in this week’s footy betting market review.
Geelong continue to power away at the top of the line ladder, covering the line yet again to make it seven of nine this year at an average of +18.9… yep, on average Geelong are three goals ahead of the line every week this year. It’s not just opponents who can’t catch them, but the bookies and punters as well. The constant beating of expectations surely augers well for Geelong’s chances this year. They’ve been given a handicap to make up by the bookies every week apart from Round 1, and they just keep overcoming it.
It’s an interesting story out west. As the reigning premiers, West Coast clearly came into the season with high expectations. While they’re sitting reasonably comfortable in sixth on the league ladder, they’re clearly well behind where many thought they’d be, having covered their line just three times this year.
Fremantle is the opposite. While their season has been so-so in terms of win-loss, they sit second on our line ladder at 6-3. The Dockers are punching above their weight… something for punters to keep in mind.
In the NRL it’s the Manly Sea Eagles who continue to defy the odds, quite literally, despite a spate of injuries ripping through their squad.
Meanwhile at the end of the spectrum, the Melbourne Storm surprisingly sit 13th with just 4 covers despite sitting 2nd on the actual NRL ladder.
As we’ve seen in year’s gone by, the Storm build to what really matters – September – so it might be best for punters to avoid them until after the Origin period.
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