The Weekly Punt continues to make profit betting on the lines and will continue on that path again this week. Although they say that the season is a marathon and not a sprint, when it comes to betting it is not about finishing ahead of any opponent, it is about being on the positive ledger all year. This week we get value on the line in two matches involving Essendon and GWS who are suffering injuries and suspensions.
It is almost impossible to predict which team will perform well in what is billed as the wooden spoon cup but you would think both teams will be keen to impress. If this was at Skoda you could easily be tipping GWS but it is at the MCG and with all the GWS injuries, Melbourne only need to bring their first half form from last week to win comfortably and therefore the bet of the round. Sportsbet is offering you -9.5 for the Dees on the line at $1.92.
Essendon are also on the end of some hefty key outs, so St Kilda this week is good value. Consider that last year the Saints thrashed the Bombers by a whopping 71 points and it should be closer than the +15.5 offered by Sportstbet for the Saints at $1.92.
Current Betting Fund: $859.50
Total staked so far: $513.50
Melbourne v GWS – Handicap (-9.5) – $150 @ $1.92 Sportsbet
St Kilda v Essendon – Handicap (+15.5) – $100 @ $1.92 Sportsbet
(Bet is on team in Bold)
Odds correct at time of posting