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Preview of AFL Round 17 with Best Bets for every game

The following AFL Round 17 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats

July 12, 2018 7:50 pm @ the Adelaide Oval
Odds: Crows $1.95, Cats $1.87

Betting preview of the Crows versus the Cats at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

Crows Form:

In Round 16, the Crows were easily beaten against the Tigers by 47 points at the MCG. The Crows are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 7-8 record and they desperatly need to beat the Cats

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 47 – Crows 8.8.56, Tigers 15.13.103 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 10 – Crows 12.16.88, Eagles 12.6.78 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 56 – Crows 4.8.32, Hawks 12.16.88 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 3 – Crows 9.14.68, Dockers 10.11.71 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 16 – Crows 11.15.81, Giants 14.13.97 – Round 11, 2018

Cats Form:

In Round 16, the Cats won against the Swans by 12 points at the SCG. They are sitting 7th on the ladder with a 9-6 record and will be looking to improve their finals position here.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 12 – Cats 8.23.71, Swans 9.5.59 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 2 – Cats 15.11.101, Bulldogs 16.7.103 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 18 – Cats 9.11.65, Tigers 12.11.83 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 37 – Cats 14.12.96, Kangaroos 8.11.59 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 85 – Cats 17.19.121, Suns 4.12.36 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Cats: 8-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Crows won by 61 points – Preliminary Final, 2017
Crows won by 21 points – Round 18, 2017

Prediction:

The Cats returned to form in Sydney last week and with the Crows struggling with injuries/form, the Cats should win this.
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St Kilda Saints vs Carlton Blues

July 13, 2018 7:50 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Saints $1.33, Blues $3.40

Betting preview of the Saints versus the Blues at Etihad Stadium on Friday.

Saints Form:

In Round 16, the Saints were no match for the Power in a 36 point defeat at the Adelaide Oval. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-11 (1 draw) record. They rank 16th in the AFL for points scored (70) and 16th for points allowed (96). So it’s been a dreadful season.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 36 – Saints 7.8.50, Power 12.14.86 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 2 – Saints 18.11.119, Demons 18.9.117 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Saints 11.14.80, Suns 11.12.78 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 71 – Saints 7.13.55, Swans 19.12.126 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 13 – Saints 14.4.88, Eagles 16.5.101 – Round 11, 2018

Blues Form:

The Blues were well beaten against the Lions last week as they lost 55-120. They are now ridding a 8 match losing streak. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 1-14 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 62 per match. While in defence, they concede 101 points per match, which ranks 18th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 65 – Blues 7.13.55, Lions 18.12.120 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 21 – Blues 10.9.69, Power 13.12.90 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 20 – Blues 9.5.59, Magpies 11.13.79 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 57 – Blues 6.10.46, Dockers 15.13.103 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 30 – Blues 9.7.61, Swans 13.13.91 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Saints: 7-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Saints won by 19 points – Round 8, 2017
Saints won by 71 points – Round 20, 2016

Prediction:

Not the greatest Friday night matchup but after last week, the Blues look like a tired team that the Saints should take advantage of.
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Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions

July 14, 2018 1:45 pm @ York Park
Odds: Hawks $1.24, Lions $4.10

Betting preview of the Hawks versus the Lions at York Park on Saturday.

Hawks Form:

In Round 16, the Hawks were impressive against the Bulldogs by 63 points at Etihad Stadium. They are sitting 8th on the ladder with a 9-6 record. They are scoring 88 ppg, which ranks 5th in the AFL. In the backline, they allow on average 75 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 63 – Hawks 19.8.122, Bulldogs 9.5.59 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 11 – Hawks 13.6.84, Giants 13.17.95 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 53 – Hawks 13.18.96, Suns 5.13.43 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 56 – Hawks 12.16.88, Crows 4.8.32 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 3 – Hawks 9.10.64, Power 9.7.61 – Round 11, 2018

Lions Form:

The Lions were very impressive in Round 16 as they smashed the Blues 55-120. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-12 record but have won 2 in a row by over 50 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 65 – Lions 18.12.120, Blues 7.13.55 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 55 – Lions 18.11.119, Dockers 9.10.64 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 27 – Lions 12.10.82, Giants 16.13.109 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 22 – Lions 8.14.62, Bombers 12.12.84 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 54 – Lions 12.15.87, Kangaroos 21.15.141 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Hawks: 8-1
Last 2 Meetings:

Lions won by 56 points – Round 9, 2018
Hawks won by 38 points – Round 8, 2017

Prediction:

This should be a closer game than the odds say. The Lions beat the Hawks in the last meeting and have looked impressive with 2 straight wins. However, the Hawks need to win this for their top 8 hopes and I can see a 1-39 margin.
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Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs

July 14, 2018 4:35 pm @ the MCG
Odds: Demons $1.20, Bulldogs $4.60

Betting preview of the Demons versus the Bulldogs at the MCG on Saturday.

Demons Form:

In Round 16, the Demons were impressive against the Dockers by 54 points at TIO Stadium. After Round 16, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 9-6 record. They are scoring 104 ppg, which ranks 1st in the AFL. In defence, they allow an average of 81 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 54 – Demons 13.24.102, Dockers 7.6.48 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 2 – Demons 18.9.117, Saints 18.11.119 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 10 – Demons 9.11.65, Power 11.9.75 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 42 – Demons 14.7.91, Magpies 20.13.133 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 49 – Demons 15.10.100, Bulldogs 7.9.51 – Round 11, 2018

Bulldogs Form:

In Round 16, the Bulldogs looked poor against the Hawks at Etihad Stadium by 63 points. The Bulldogs are sitting in the bottom eight after a 5-10 record. They’re scoring 71 points per match and allow 95 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 63 – Bulldogs 9.5.59, Hawks 19.8.122 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 2 – Bulldogs 16.7.103, Cats 15.11.101 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Bulldogs 11.9.75, Kangaroos 12.5.77 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 57 – Bulldogs 11.9.75, Power 20.12.132 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 49 – Bulldogs 7.9.51, Demons 15.10.100 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bulldogs: 8-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Demons won by 49 points – Round 11, 2018
Demons won by 57 points – Round 13, 2017

Prediction:

The Demons returned to form last week and should have easily won by more despite some terrible goal-kicking. They love playing at the ‘G and should cover the line against the Dogs.
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Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon Bombers

July 14, 2018 7:25 pm @ Metricon Stadium
Odds: Suns $4.45, Bombers $1.21

Betting preview of the Suns versus the Bombers at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.

Suns Form:

In Round 16, the Suns were easily beaten against the Kangaroos by 37 points at Etihad Stadium. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 8 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-12 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 60 per match. While in defence, they concede 97 points per match, which ranks 17th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 37 – Suns 8.10.58, Kangaroos 14.11.95 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 39 – Suns 8.12.60, Magpies 14.15.99 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 53 – Suns 5.13.43, Hawks 13.18.96 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 2 – Suns 11.12.78, Saints 11.14.80 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 108 – Suns 4.2.26, Giants 20.14.134 – Round 12, 2018

Bombers Form:

In Round 16, the Bombers were well beaten against the Magpies at the MCG by 16 points. The Bombers are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 7-8 record. They’ve scored on average 81 points per match. In the backline, they allow 86 points and that ranks 12th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 16 – Bombers 9.8.62, Magpies 12.6.78 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 17 – Bombers 19.11.125, Kangaroos 16.12.108 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 28 – Bombers 12.8.80, Eagles 6.16.52 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 22 – Bombers 12.12.84, Lions 8.14.62 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 71 – Bombers 6.7.43, Tigers 17.12.114 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bombers: 6-2
Last 2 Meetings:

Bombers won by 33 points – Round 22, 2017
Bombers won by 6 points – Round 21, 2016

Prediction:

The Bombers head to the Gold Coast in what should be another easy win against the dreadful Suns.
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GWS Giants vs Richmond Tigers

July 14, 2018 7:25 pm @ Spotless Stadium
Odds: Giants $2.75, Tigers $1.45

Betting preview of the Giants versus the Tigers at Spotless Stadium on Saturday.

Giants Form:

The Giants just lost to the Eagles last week 75-86. They now sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with an 8-6 (1 draw) record and this will be another tough test.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 11 – Giants 10.15.75, Eagles 13.8.86 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 11 – Giants 13.17.95, Hawks 13.6.84 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 27 – Giants 16.13.109, Lions 12.10.82 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 108 – Giants 20.14.134, Suns 4.2.26 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 16 – Giants 14.13.97, Crows 11.15.81 – Round 11, 2018

Tigers Form:

The Tigers won in Round 16 after a comfortable victory against the Crows 56-103. They have won 3 matches in a row. They’re sitting on top of the ladder after 16 rounds with a 12-3 record.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 47 – Tigers 15.13.103, Crows 8.8.56 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 26 – Tigers 14.9.93, Swans 11.1.67 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 18 – Tigers 12.11.83, Cats 9.11.65 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 14 – Tigers 8.10.58, Power 10.12.72 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 71 – Tigers 17.12.114, Bombers 6.7.43 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Tigers: 7-2
Last 2 Meetings:

Tigers won by 36 points – Preliminary Final, 2017
Tigers won by 19 points – Round 18, 2017

Prediction:

The Tigers are looking like Premiership favourites already and it’s hard to see the Giants stopping them without Cameron up forward.
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Collingwood Magpies vs West Coast Eagles

July 15, 2018 1:10 pm @ the MCG
Odds: Magpies $1.45, Eagles $2.75

Betting preview of the Magpies versus the Eagles at the MCG on Sunday.

Magpies Form:

In Round 16, the Magpies were victorious against the Bombers by 16 points at the MCG. They are on a 7 match winning streak. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 11-4 record. In the forward line, they are scoring 93 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the AFL. In defence, they allow 76 points per match and that ranks 9th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 16 – Magpies 12.6.78, Bombers 9.8.62 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 39 – Magpies 14.15.99, Suns 8.12.60 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 20 – Magpies 11.13.79, Blues 9.5.59 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 42 – Magpies 20.13.133, Demons 14.7.91 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 61 – Magpies 21.12.138, Dockers 12.5.77 – Round 11, 2018

Eagles Form:

The Eagles won in Round 16 as they beat the Giants at Optus Stadium. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 11-4 record. In the forward line, they are scoring 91 ppg, which ranks 4th in the AFL. In defence, they allow 76 points per match and that ranks 7th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 11 – Eagles 13.8.86, Giants 10.15.75 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 10 – Eagles 12.6.78, Crows 12.16.88 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 28 – Eagles 6.16.52, Bombers 12.8.80 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 15 – Eagles 7.15.57, Swans 10.12.72 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 13 – Eagles 16.5.101, Saints 14.4.88 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Magpies: 9-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Magpies won by 8 points – Round 18, 2017
Magpies won by 19 points – Round 19, 2016

Prediction:

West Coast isn’t known for their travelling record and that will be a problem against the hot pies at the MCG.
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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Sydney Swans

July 15, 2018 3:20 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Kangaroos $1.97, Swans $1.85

Betting preview of the Kangaroos versus the Swans at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Kangaroos Form:

The Kangaroos won in Round 16 as they beat the Suns 95-58. They are just outside the top eight with a 9-6 record. They’re scoring 88 ppg (6th in the AFL) and allow 75 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 37 – Kangaroos 14.11.95, Suns 8.10.58 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 17 – Kangaroos 16.12.108, Bombers 19.11.125 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Kangaroos 12.5.77, Bulldogs 11.9.75 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 37 – Kangaroos 8.11.59, Cats 14.12.96 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 54 – Kangaroos 21.15.141, Lions 12.15.87 – Round 11, 2018

Swans Form:

The Swans were easily beaten against the Cats last round by 12 points at the SCG. They are sitting 5th on the ladder with a 10-5 record and can still finish in the top four, which starts with winning this clash.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 12 – Swans 9.5.59, Cats 8.23.71 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 26 – Swans 11.1.67, Tigers 14.9.93 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 15 – Swans 10.12.72, Eagles 7.15.57 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 71 – Swans 19.12.126, Saints 7.13.55 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 30 – Swans 13.13.91, Blues 9.7.61 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Swans: 10-3
Last 2 Meetings:

Kangaroos won by 2 points – Round 7, 2018
Swans won by 42 points – Round 8, 2017

Prediction:

Sydney love playing at Etihad and will be desperate after 2 straight losses. The Roos weren’t great at this venue against the Suns last week.
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Fremantle Dockers vs Port Adelaide Power

July 15, 2018 4:40 pm @ Optus Stadium
Odds: Dockers $3.70, Power $1.28

Betting preview of the Dockers versus the Power at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

Dockers Form:

The Dockers were well beaten against the Demons last week 48-102. They are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 6-9 record. They’ve scored on average 73 points per match. In the backline, they allow 88 points and that ranks 13th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 54 – Dockers 7.6.48, Demons 13.24.102 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 55 – Dockers 9.10.64, Lions 18.11.119 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 57 – Dockers 15.13.103, Blues 6.10.46 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 3 – Dockers 10.11.71, Crows 9.14.68 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 61 – Dockers 12.5.77, Magpies 21.12.138 – Round 11, 2018

Power Form:

In Round 16, the Power were victorious against the Saints by 36 points at the Adelaide Oval. They have won 5 matches in a row and sit in the top four on the ladder with an 11-4 record after 16 rounds.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 36 – Power 12.14.86, Saints 7.8.50 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 21 – Power 13.12.90, Blues 10.9.69 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 10 – Power 11.9.75, Demons 9.11.65 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 57 – Power 20.12.132, Bulldogs 11.9.75 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 14 – Power 10.12.72, Tigers 8.10.58 – Round 12, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Dockers: 8-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Power won by 50 points – Round 1, 2018
Power won by 89 points – Round 2, 2017

Prediction:

The Dockers don’t have forward power and miss Fyfe in the midfield. So the Power should dominate this game in the middle and take down Freo by a large margin.
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