We have expert betting tips for all Round 12 AFL games this week.
There’s only six AFL games on this week but they should be quality games and offer punters with plenty of good betting opportunities.
7:50pm Richmond Tigers vs. Geelong Cats @ MCG
This is an absolute blockbuster game to kick off the week as the Tigers play the Cats.
The Tigers are coming off a 99-62 loss at the hands of the North Melbourne Kangaroos but their form prior was much better.
Form for the Cats hasn’t been hard to come by and they looked solid when beating the Swans 85-63 last week.
Bookmakers have the Cats as the $1.52 favourites but that’s not as short as many had predicted. Certainly, based on last week’s form, the Geelong Cats should hold the advantage here.
Betting tip: Cats to win @ $1.52 Bet Now
Cats by 12
1:45pm Carlton Blues vs. Brisbane Lions @ Marvel Stadium
Carlton didn’t show much last week when losing 74-33 to Essendon and we’re not sure they have what it takes to win this game either.
They haven’t shown much consistency this season and although Brisbane aren’t the best team away from home, Carlton aren’t great at home either.
Brisbane has been in good form as well, but they’re much better suited to playing at The Gabba. They come into this with an 85-66 win over the Hawks and we’re expecting that form to hold up nicely.
Betting tip: Lions –16.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Lions by 27
4:35pm Gold Coast Suns vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Metricon Stadium
The Kangaroos are coming off a good 99-62 win last Thursday and getting an extended break is only going to help their chances.
It has been an interesting season for the Kangaroos but they have looked good in patches and taking on the Suns shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
The Suns were very average when losing 126-43 to the Giants last week and we’re not sure that’s the best form going forward.
Bookmakers have this game as a one-sided affair and we’re expecting much of the same.
Betting tip: Kangaroos –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Kangaroos by 39
7:10pm Adelaide Crows vs. GWS Giants @ Adelaide Oval
Punters are getting good odds for the Adelaide Crows, which are tough to beat at home but the Giants are tough to beat in general.
Coming off a 126-43 thrashing of the Suns, the Giants are looking good this season and they have attracted some big premiership bets.
For this game, they have also attracted some early bets and they’re now paying $1.60 to win, but we’re smelling an upset.
The Crows have been average this season but they play well at home and could pull off the upset. Taking the $2.30 on offer is worth the risk for the home side.
Betting tip: Crows to win @ $2.30 Bet Now
Crows by 2
3:20pm Sydney Swans vs. West Coast Eagles @ SCG
These two teams come into this Round 12 clash with very different form. The Swans were 85-63 losers to the Cats and the Eagles were 133-72 winners over the Bulldogs.
West Coast are following up their premiership win with another good season and although a touch below their best, they should have enough to get past the Swans.
That’s not to discredit the Swans, as playing at home will help, but we’re going with the form team and they’re not paying bad odds to win.
Betting tip: Eagles to win @ $1.52 Bet Now
Eagles by 18
3:20pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Melbourne Demons @ MCG
How to Collingwood Magpies rebound after suffering a shock defeat at the hands of the Fremantle Dockers last week will be interesting.
The 79-75 loss last Friday night won’t do their confidence any good, but their form prior was good enough to be winning this.
The form of the Demons certainly helps Collingwood’s chances. They lost another game 90-88 last week and we can’t see their form turning around any time soon.
Stick with the Magpies in this situation.
Betting tip: Magpies –19.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Magpies by 27