We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 17, which kicks off on Thursday with the Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons blockbuster.
AFL action continues with an excellent selection of games this week, including Suns vs Tigers and Saints vs Dockers.
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7:20pm Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons @ GMHBA Stadium
The Geelong Cats took care of the Kangaroos by 112 points last week and we predicted a one-sided affair. It was a good hit-out to prepare for Melbourne, which scored a 94-65 win over Adelaide.
The Cats have been the more impressive team over the last few weeks and we’re enjoying the underdog odds from bookmakers.
We’re prepared to take the $1.95 for Geelong, which is trending in the right direction.
Betting tip: Geelong Cats @ $1.95 Bet @ Neds
Cats by 10
7:50pm Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs @ SCG
We expected more from the Sydney Swans when losing to the Essendon Bombers last week, but they could bounce back at home.
The Bulldogs played well enough against the Lions last week but it was another loss. Not much is going in their favour and they could chalk up another loss.
Bookmakers are trepidatious but we’re taking the Swans –8.5.
Betting tip: Sydney Swans –8.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Swans by 14
1:45pm Collingwood Magpies vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ MCG
The Magpies should have no problems beating the North Melbourne Kangaroos, but they need to cover the 57.5-point spread.
Covering big spreads is what most teams do against the Kangaroos, who have been laughable for much of the season, including a 144-32 loss to the Cats last week.
We expect the Magpies to stretch their legs and produce the goods.
Betting tip: Collingwood Magpies –57.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Magpies by 62
4:35pm Gold Coast Suns vs Richmond Tigers @ Metricon Stadium
The Gold Coast Suns had their chance to beat the Collingwood Magpies last week but came up five points short.
They have a chance to get back to their best against the Richmond Tigers, who looked good going 20.8 against the West Coast Eagles.
This game is harder than the Eagles but the Tigers have kicked back nicely and could continue their winning run. Getting the Tigers at $1.77 is a value price in this situation.
Betting tip: Richmond Tigers @ $1.77 Bet @ Neds
Tigers by 10
7:25pm St Kilda Saints vs Fremantle Dockers @ Marvel Stadium
The Fremantle Dockers didn’t do their premiership hopes any harm when beating the Port Adelaide Power last week.
The 99-91 victory was exactly what the doctored ordered following a loss to Carlton and it could double down and beat the Saints on Saturday.
St Kilda defeated Carlton last week, so it’s a form guide in its favour. However, we still think the Dockers are title contenders and we like the odds available.
Betting tip: Fremantle Dockers @ $1.81 Bet @ Neds
Dockers by 8
7:30pm Port Adelaide Power vs GWS Giants @ Adelaide Oval
Port Adelaide went down fighting to the Fremantle Dockers and we think that’s a tidy form guide for the GWS Giants.
The Giants were 72-50 winners over the Hawthorn Hawks, who didn’t fire a shot so we’re not sure if that’s the best form guide.
We always prefer to back the Power at Adelaide Oval and we’re pleased to see the betting support come for a team pushing for a top eight spot.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide Power –16.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Power by 20
1:30pm Brisbane Lions vs Essendon Bombers @ Gabba
Credit to Essendon for pulling off the upset last week but doing it in consecutive weeks is unlikely, especially against the Brisbane Lions.
The Lions have had plenty of time to prepare for this contest following a 108-67 win over the Bulldogs last Thursday, so the 10-day break is ideal.
That should be too much for the Bombers to handle.
Betting tip: Brisbane Lions –31.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Lions by 40
3:20pm Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows @ Marvel Stadium
Punters never know what to expect with the Hawks and Crows, but there could be value with the Crows in this situation.
They are paying $2.50, and if they play anywhere near how they played against the Demons last week, they should stick with the Hawks.
The odds make them worth a play as we don’t want to back the Hawks at the short quote.
Betting tip: Adelaide Crows @ $2.50 Bet @ Neds
Crows by 5
4:40pm West Coast Eagles vs Carlton Blues @ Optus Stadium
We are looking for consistency with the Carlton Blues, and despite a poor loss last week, they should get back to their winning form.
The West Coast Eagles haven’t provided much in terms of opposition and they own two wins from 15 games, so this should be an easy win for Carlton.
Take the Blues –18.5, which is a value line to close Round 17.
Betting tip: Carlton Blues –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Blues by 24
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