With just four rounds left in the AFL regular season the top of the ladder is still anybody’s to claim. Geelong (14-4) has the lead but Melbourne, Brisbane, and Collingwood are all right in the hunt at 13-5 while 12-5-1 Fremantle could still make a run as well.
Melbourne vs. Fremantle highlights round 20 action, but there are upset opportunities across the league. Here are the best AFL Betting games for Round 20.
Top AFL Round 20 Betting Games for the Week
Melbourne Demons (-1.5) vs Fremantle Dockers (-1.5), Friday 6:10 AM ET
Fremantle is coming off a 52-52 draw against Richmond last week, which has hurt their chances of staying in the hunt for the top spot on the ladder. An upset win over Melbourne would put the Dockers right back in the mix though, and would pull Fremantle even in the win column with the Demons.
Melbourne is a top tier team and still one of the favorites to win the Grand Final, but they were beaten by the Bulldogs last week for their fifth loss over the last eight matches. That’s just too much inconsistency.
Port Adelaide Power vs Collingwood Magpies (-6.5), Friday 11:45 PM ET
The Magpies are one of the hottest teams in the AFL with nine straight wins, even if last week’s 80-76 victory over Essendon was closer than expected. Collingwood is at home and gets reinforcements with Jordan De Goey returning from a quad injury.
Port Adelaide cannot be immediately counted out here because they did play top ranked Geelong well in a 106-94 loss last Saturday. That’s still three defeats in the last four for the Power and soon to be four out of five.
Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats (-19.5), Saturday 5:25 AM ET
Top ranked Geelong has matched Collingwood with a nine game win streak and they sit four points clear of the next closest competitor on the ladder. The Cats are at home, but is 19.5 too many points to be giving up in this matchup?
The Dogs have climbed into the top eight with their win over Melbourne last week, but was that a sign of the Dogs playing better or the Dees just in a massive slump? Either way this looks like a contest to take the points in.
Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers (-2.5), Sunday 1:20 AM ET
Richmond suffered the unfortunate draw last week – but on the bright side it’s better than a loss. Tigers star Dustin Martin remains sidelined which is not ideal heading into a game with the best offense in the AFL while also trying to move from 10th into the top eight.
It was another winning performance from the Lions last Saturday in a 110-93 victory over Gold Coast. Some may have thought Brisbane should have been more dominant, but they held on to the number three spot in the ladder regardless. Things could get tougher at MCG though, where Brisbane is 0 for their last 10 meaning play Richmond.
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