AFL Finals Week 1 Odds for the Top Games to Win

Betting Possible Matchups of the AFL Grand Final

The AFL’s ladder has been set for the top eight, and the finals series will soon begin. The Collingwood Magpies captured their first minor premiership since 2011 and are hoping to win their first AFL Grand Final since 2010. While Collingwood won the minor premiership without much consternation, the Magpies struggled over the last month of the season.

Collingwood may have a chance to win it all again this year, but there are several strong contenders lurking.

Let’s take a look at these top possible matchups for the Grand Final this year, take a look at the AFL betting odds offered by MyBookie.


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2023 AFL | 127th season of the Australian Football League
AFL Grand Final: Saturday, September 30th, 2023


Will No. 1 and No. 2 meet?

There should be no surprise that Collingwood (+250) and Brisbane (+275) are the two teams priced most likely to capture the flag. The Lions were able to rise to second place in the ladder by winning their final four matches. Brisbane were able to beat Collingwood 124-100 on Aug. 18.

In that match, the Lions were able to create 29 scoring opportunities and were able to convert 19 for goals. Collingwood’s defense struggled down the stretch this season.

The Magpies’ defense, which had held their opponents to 68.5 points per game through the first 19 rounds, allowed three of their final four opponents to score 100 or more points against them.

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What Does Melbourne have left?

The Demons (+350) seemed to find their stride after falling 47-45 to GWS in an ugly fixture on July 2. Melbourne closed the season by winning seven of its final eight games. The Demons have been very effective at getting toward the scoring area.

Melbourne ranks first in the league in inside 50s per game. The Demons are ranked fifth in points per game and have the second-best defense in the AFL. Melbourne allows the second-fewest points per game. The Demons would have an interesting matchup with any team it could see in the finals.

AFL Grand Final Pick: Melbourne | Bet Melbourne Demons to Win AFL
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Port Adelaide is a strong attacking side

The Power (+550) has done an outstanding job of putting pressure on its opponents. Port Adelaide ranks second in the league in inside 50s per game. The Power are also third in the league in points per game.

Port Adelaide has six goal-scorers who have tallied 20 or more goals. Jeremy Finlayson leads the Power with 38 goals, while Todd Marshall has 32, and Sam Powell-Pepper has scored 29 times.

AFL Grand Final Strong Attack Pick: Port Adelaide | Bet Port Adelaide Power to Win AFL
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Is Carlton a Dark Horse?

The Blues (+800) had their momentum halted in the final round of the season. Carlton has won eight of its past nine games. Charlie Curnow has won the Coleman Medal by scoring a league-high 78 goals. The Blues also have three other players who have scored 20 or more goals.

Harry McKay has 27, Matthew Owies has 25, and Jesse Motlop has 22 goals. Carlton has ranked third in the league in kicks per game. The Blues are also fifth in the league in handballs and marks per game.

AFL Grand Final Dark Horse Pick: Carlton | Bet Carlton Blues to Win AFL
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2023 AFL Finals Week 1 Schedule

Date Time Home   Away
Thursday, September 7 5:50 a.m. Collingwood Magpies vs. Melbourne Demons
Friday, September 8 11:45 a.m. Carlton Blues vs. Sydney Swans
Saturday, September 9 11:45 a.m. St Kilda Saints vs. GWS Giants
Saturday, September 9 2:35 a.m. Brisbane Lions vs. Port Adelaide Power

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What is the schedule for the AFL Finals Series 2023? 

Finals Week 1
Date Final Fixture Time (AEST)
Thu Sep 7 1st Qualifying Collingwood vs Melbourne 7:20pm
Fri Sep 8 1st Elimination Carlton vs Sydney 7:50pm
Sat Sep 9 2nd Elimination St Kilda vs GWS 3:20pm
Sat Sep 9 2nd Qualifying Brisbane vs Port Adelaide 7:25pm
Semi Finals
Date Final Fixture Time (AEST)
Sep 15-16 1st Semi Loser 1Q v Winner 1E TBC
Sep 15-16 2nd Semi Loser 2Q v Winner 2E TBC
Preliminary Finals
Date Final Fixture Time (AEST)
Sep 22-23 1st Preliminary Winner 1Q v Winner 2S TBC
Sep 22-23 2nd Preliminary Winner 2Q v Winner 1S TBC
Grand Final
Date Final Fixture Time (AEST)
Sat Sep 30 Grand Final TBC v TBC 2:30pm


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NRL Team Odds
Collingwood Magpies +550
Brisbane Lions +600
Melbourne Demons +750
Carlton Blues +850
GWS Giants +900
Port Adelaide +1200
Sydney Swans +1200
Adelaide Crows +1400
Rest of the Field +1500 or higher

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