2022 AFL Round 23 Betting Analysis for the Top Games of the Week

2022 AFL Round 23 Betting Analysis for the Top Games of the Week

We head into the final round of the 2022 AFL schedule with Geelong clinching the top spot during the regular season with a 17-4 record. From there things get a little wild though as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Collingwood all sit at 15-6 while Fremantle is 14-6-1. 

There’s scenarios to play out up and down the ladder this week, as Carlton is in the eighth seed at 12-9 but the Bulldogs and St. Kilda are within striking distance at 11-10. 

10 teams are in contention for the premiership, entering the final round, so it’s going to be an action packed weekend. Let’s jump right into the action so you can place your bets against the AFL Odds.

Top AFL Round 23 Betting Games for the Weekend

Brisbane Lions (-140) vs Melbourne Demons (-111), Friday 4:50 AM ET

This is a win-and-your-in the top four match as Brisbane and Melbourne are tied for the third and fourth spot on the ladder. Collingwood or Fremantle could each climb ahead of the loser between the Lions and Demons, which would then send either Brisbane or Melbourne to likely host an elimination final. 

GWS Giants (+176) vs Fremantle Dockers (-234), Friday 10:45 PM ET

Fremantle still has top four chances, as Brisbane and Melbourne play each other handing one a loss. The other 15-6 team doesn’t play until Sunday so Dockers fans will be sweating in the regular season finale. 

This should be an easy one for Fremantle, as GWS is one of the lower scoring teams on the ladder and bottom three overall. The Dockers won this matchup 88-54 back in April. 

Geelong Cats (-10000) vs West Coast Eagles (+741), Saturday 1:35 AM ET

The Cats get to celebrate the minor premiership at the Cattery and are all but a lock to win with the -10000 price tag. Geelong did clinch the minor premiership last week so they may play a little light this weekend. 

The Eagles still have plenty to play for at 2-19 and tied with North Melbourne for the worst record in the AFL. West Coast doesn’t want the wooden spoon, but also hasn’t won at Geelong since 2006. 

Essendon Bombers (+238) vs Richmond Tigers (-434), Saturday 4:25 AM ET

Richmond is a huge favorite this weekend as they can wrap up seventh place with a win. The Tigers could still be caught by the Bulldogs and Saints with a loss, but Essendon is in 15th place in the ladder. 

Carlton Blues (-117) vs Collingwood Magpies (-133), Sunday 12:20 AM ET

This could be a must-win for Carlton on Sunday depending on how the Bulldogs perform against Carlton on Saturday. The good news for the Blues is that they’ll know their fate prior to Sunday’s game, the bad news is that the Bulldogs should be able to plow through Hawthorn rather easily. The Magpies will be playing hard too as they can get into the top four with a win. 

St. Kilda Saints (+192) vs Sydney Swans (-333), Sunday 1:40 AM ET

St. Kilda has a slight chance to make the finals but playing in the regular season finale, they will already know their fate. That means Sydney could get a team whose year has already unofficially ended, which is good for the Swans as they are trying to clinch a top four spot.