The big question heading into AFL round 15 betting is if anybody can finally make some headway in the league. This is one of the most crowded ladders in recent memory, with three teams tied at the top and another six clubs within two games of #1.
Some people are calling this the toughest week to handicap of the season – and maybe ever. There’s a top-two matchup as well as some intriguing games up and down the ladder.
Let’s try and get a look to see how things are going to shake out so you can get all set to bet against the AFL Betting Odds.
Top AFL Round 15 Betting Games for the Week
Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons (-8.5), Thursday 4:20 AM ET
Both of these squads are tied atop the AFL with a 10-3 record, also square with Freemantle as all clubs are sitting at 40 points. Obviously, things are going to sit very differently after this premier match of the weekend, and the big question is if Melbourne can get back on track.
The Demons won their first ten games of the season only to find themselves mired in a three-game losing streak. What once was thought of as a runaway season for Melbourne has now gotten very tight. The Lions are without captain Dayne Zorko (hamstring) here, but one would still think they can keep this close.
Fremantle Dockers (-4.5) vs Carlton Blues, Friday 10:45 PM ET
The bad news for the Dockers is that either Brisbane or Melbourne is going to pick up a win this weekend – the good news is that one of them will also lose. That presents a great opportunity for 10-3 Freemantle to keep the pace atop the ladder, but they also have a tough visit to Carlton.
It’s not great timing for the Blues, who have been hit by injuries recently while also facing a Fremantle team fresh off a bye. This AFL betting line is kind of perplexing because this looks like an easy double-digit Dockers win.
Richmond Tigers vs Geelong Cats (-1.5), Saturday 1:35 AM ET
A huge Saturday triple-header features a huge #4 vs. #6 matchup. Geelong is 9-4 and just a game off the pace in the ladder, while Richmond is right in the hunt at 8-5.
The Tigers are one of four teams slotted at 8-5 heading into round 15, so they really need a win to separate themselves. Both clubs are coming off big wins, the Cats beating up on last-place West Coast by 18 and Richmond getting a somewhat shocking 15-point win over Carton.
You have to like Richmond coming off that win and getting Dustin Martin back after missing last week’s contest with an illness.
St. Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans (-14.5), Saturday 4:25 AM ET
The last of the top eight matchups and the finale off a blockbuster Saturday sees #7 Sydney hosting #8 St. Kilda.
These sides split last season, with each club winning at home, and although that gives Sydney an edge for the outright win, the -14.5 is just too high of a number.
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