Tom Mitchell is the heavy favourite to take out the 2018 Brownlow Medal, but at only $1.53, he is too short to back and we think this years poll will go down to the wire and there is some good betting value to be found in the market.
That’s not to take anything away from Tom Mitchell’s extraordinary year; he’s accumulated the most possessions ever in an AFL season since records began and he was votes MVP by his peers. However, he is the sort of player who can accumulate a lot of possessions without having a big influence on a game, whereas if a player life Dustin Martin can have a huge impact on a game with half the possessions.
It will be interesting to see if Mitchell’s high volume of possessions caught the umpires eye in a way that will allow him to poll enough votes to win “Charlie”.
Mitchell also missed out on the Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year Award, with that award going to Demon’s ruckman, Max Gawn, who is another serious threat to take out the 2018 Brownlow Medal.
Brownlow Medal night has traditionally been a very successful night for our GoBet tippers and we will be looking to keep the streak alive in 2018. So let’s take a look at some of the better value in the huge range of markets on offer at Sportsbet and we’ll finish off with our usual AFL Brownlow Teams multi.
2018 Brownlow Medal Winner
As mentioned, Tom Mitchell is too short for us to back when we are expecting such a close vote.
The current odds for Dustin Martin and Max Gawn at $9 represent excellent value and we will have a small play on each of them for a much better return.
Small play on Dustin Marin and Max Gawn to win – both @ $9 – BET NOW
To finish top 3 (BEST BET)
Dustin Martin to finish top 3 in this years Brownlow Medal count at $2.25 is one of the best bets in the market.
Dusty had another great season and will be polling a lot of votes late in the season and he’s a serious threat to go back-to-back. $2.25 to finish in the top 3 is a very good place and we’ll make this our 2018 Brownlow Medal Best Bet.
Dustin Martin to finish top 3 @ $2.25 – BET NOW
AFL Brownlow Teams Multi
Here we’ll take a look at where there is some value in the market for who will score the most votes for their team and we’ll place this into an all-up teams multi:
Adelaide (Without Laird) – Matt Crouch @ $1.30
Collingwood – Brodie Grundy @ $1.25
Essendon – Dyson Heppell @ $1.33
GWS – Stephen Coniglio @ $1.70
Melbourne – Max Gawn @ $1.40
Port Adelaide – Robbie Gray @ $1.65
Sydney – Lance Franklin @ $1.80
West Coast – Elliot Yeo @ $1.60
Total Odds = $24.44 – BET NOW
A $50 wager would pay out $1,222 if successful at the current odds.
Be sure to check out our preview for the 2018 AFL Grand Final for all our betting tips including our Norm Smith Medal prediction.