We have expert betting tips for all Round 16 AFL games this week.
The AFL Premiership ladder is congested for the playoff spots and there are teams with only one win separating them.
That should make for a great run to the finals and we’ll see more quality betting games this week, which starts on Friday with the Hawks vs. Magpies.
7:50pm Hawthorn Hawks vs. Collingwood Magpies @ MCG
Both teams are coming off a loss but the most perplexing of them all was Collingwood’s disaster 37-81 loss to the North Melbourne Kangaroos.
The big men are under pressure and with some negative press coming out following the loss, how they respond will be interesting.
The Hawks were narrow losers to the West Coast Eagles, going down by a goal at home. They should take confidence from that outing, but they are playing the second-best team in the AFL.
For that reason, we’re sticking with the Magpies.
Betting tip: Magpies to win @ $1.38 Bet Now
Magpies by 14
1:45pm Essendon Bombers vs. Sydney Swans @ MCG
A close game is expected here with the Bombers and Swans both coming off tidy Round 15 wins.
The Bombers scored a much-needed 77-71 win over the Giants and that’s a top-flight victory at this stage of the season. It could give them confidence going forward and the Swans are arguably an easier side to face.
Swans come into this having beaten the Suns 93-51 but that’s a tough form guide. The Suns are woeful so weighing up that performance isn’t easy.
Stick with the Bombers here.
Betting tip: Bombers @ $1.60 Bet Now
Bombers by 14
2:10pm Gold Coast Suns vs. Richmond Tigers @ Metricon Stadium
This should be an easy win for the Richmond Tigers, which are desperately needing some momentum.
They currently sit in seventh position after posting a win over the Saints last week and another win will see them go clear of the chasing pack.
Gold Coast are in for another long season at the bottom of the table and we can’t see them getting close to the visiting Tigers.
Betting tip: Tigers –33.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Tigers by 44
4:05pm Adelaide Crows vs. Port Adelaide Power @ Adelaide Oval
We love the all-Adelaide clash and it should be a cracking contest. The Crows looked good against the Cats up until three-quarter time.
They were hanging in there against the best team in the competition and they should take plenty of benefit of out that.
On the other hand, Port Adelaide were also defeated but they looked much worse. Their 41-66 loss to the Western Bulldogs was a massive decline in offensive productivity.
That’s a concerning sign going forward and it’s one they will need to fix in order to beat the Crows.
Betting tip: Crows to win @ $1.68 Bet Now
Crows by 12
7:25pm Western Bulldogs vs. Geelong Cats @ Marvel Stadium
The Geelong Cats showed why they’re sitting atop of the AFL Premiership ladder last week. They could have lost to the Crows, but fought on bravely in the final period.
The Western Bulldogs are also coming off a tidy victory but they’re about to face some tough opposition. It would be a statement win for the Bulldogs, but we’re not sure they have the fire power.
Geelong are so tough at the breakdown and if this is a scrappy game, they should come out on top.
Betting tip: Cats –22.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Cats by 32
8:10pm Fremantle Dockers vs. West Coast Eagles @ Optus Stadium
Fremantle had their Round 15 game in the bag against the Carlton Blues but gave up a sizable fourth-quarter lead. It was a choke that wasn’t expected from this improving club.
They’re now in eighth with seven wins and seven losses for the season. The Eagles are by far the more consistent outfit with 10 wins and four losses.
West Coast have backed up their 2018 premiership with a solid 2019 outing and given their recent form, they should be able to put away the Dockers, however, we’re predicting a bounce-back performance.
This game should be closer than advertised.
Betting tip: Dockers +19.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Eagles by 12
1:10pm Carlton Blues vs. Melbourne Demons @ MCG
That was a gutsy win from the Blues against Fremantle on Sunday and they could back that up with another this week.
Standing in their way will be the underachieving Demons, which held an advantage over the Lions last week and showed little in the second half.
It was the display of a team that is devoid of any confidence and we can’t back them confidently going forward.
We’ll take the points with the Blues, despite their position on the ladder.
Betting tip: Blues +18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Blues by 1
3:20pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. St Kilda Saints @ Blundstone Arena
The Kangaroos came up with a terrific win over the Collingwood Magpies last week and they must be brimming with confidence now.
That win saw them creep up the leaderboard and now they’re only one win out of a playoff-bearing position. Keeping that confidence will be key against the Saints – a team they should be able to hold off this week.
St Kilda were soundly beaten by the Tigers last week and they’re struggling to produce consistency this season.
Bookmakers have 24.5 points between them and we’re not surprised by that line.
Betting tip: Kangaroos –24.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Kangaroos by 32
4:40pm GWS Giants vs. Brisbane Lions @ Giants Stadium
The Giants vs. Lions is looking like a great game to end Round 16 and we’re expecting a closely-fought contest.
GWS are looking to bounce back from a rare defeat at the hands of the Bombers. The Lions are looking to continue their momentum following their 107-74 win over the Demons.
Home ground advantage will work wonders for the Giants and they will be looking to keep their status as a top-four team.
Brisbane are hot on their tails in fifth position and this could be a barnstormer on Sunday afternoon.
Betting tip: Lions +19.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Giants by 10