The 2020 AFL futures betting markets have been all over the place this year, as we have now had six different premiership favourites in eight rounds. Let’s see how the major AFL outrights are looking this week, with odds courtesy of Sportsbet.com.au.
Eagles soar to top of 2020 AFL Premiership betting
If you didn’t catch the West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood game over the weekend, you should check out the highlights and see how comprehensively they tore apart one of the best defences in the competition.
Despite losing by 66 points at Optus Stadium, the Magpies have held firm at $8 with AFL bookmakers.
It seems beating the top-of-the-ladder team on the road is not enough to impress the punters, as the St Kilda Saints are still priced at $23 despite the great win over Port and sitting fourth on the ladder.
This could be a great time to jump on the Richmond Tigers if you think they can still go back-to-back, as they have gone out to $10 from $7.50 last weekend after losing to the GWS Giants.
Keep in mind that the AFL Grand Final location is still up in the air, but the Gabba looms as the most likely option, making the $7 Brisbane Lions a stronger side if they can host the big dance.
|Team||2020 AFL Premiership odds|
|West Coast Eagles||+450||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Brisbane Lions||+600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Collingwood||+700||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Port Adelaide||+800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|GWS Giants||+900||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Richmond||+900||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Geelong||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Western Bulldogs||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|St Kilda||+2200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Melbourne||+3300||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Carlton||+5000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Essendon||+5000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Gold Coast Suns||+10000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Hawthorn||+15000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Fremantle||+25000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Sydney Swans||+25000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Adelaide Crows||+50000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|North Melbourne||+50000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
Are we underestimating Max Gawn as a Brownlow contender?
Lachie Neale is still the runaway leader in the Brownlow Medal betting, but there are a couple of Demons that punters should keep an eye on.
Max Gawn is loving his role as the captain of Melbourne, and anybody who has the big man in their fantasy team will tell you the $17 odds are top value.
The only issue for Gawn is Christian Petracca, who has been unstoppable in the middle this season and will almost certainly steal votes from his skipper.
Scott Pendlebury falls out of the Brownlow Medal race entirely, as the Collingwood star strained his quad in the warm-up on Sunday and could miss up to four games.
|Team||2020 Brownlow Medal odds|
|Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions)||+150||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)||+700||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Christian Petracca (Melbourne)||+1000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Patrick Cripps (Carlton)||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)||+1600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Max Gawn (Melbourne)||+1600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Brodie Grundy (Collingwood)||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tim Kelly (West Coast Eagles)||+2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Dustin Martin (Richmond)||+2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)||+3000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Adam Treloar (Collingwood)||+3000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
Is this the best crop of Rising Stars we’ve seen in years?
This is an exceptionally tough year for selectors, but the silver lining is that footy fans are seeing the game’s brightest youngsters mature into fully fledged stars before their eyes.
This batch of teenaged talents looks as well-equipped for the AFL as any generation that has gone before, meaning we could have a red-hot race for the AFL Rising Star in 2020.
Izak Rankine was electric during the Gold Coast’s first primetime match, although the $2.10 favourite’s lax finishing proved costly as the Gold Coast Suns went down by five points.
Caleb Serong was outstanding for Fremantle in horrid conditions on Monday night, finishing with 22 touches, seven tackles and a goal in a heavy loss to Geelong.
With a few more efforts like that, Serong could shorten sharply from his $17 quote in the coming weeks.
|Team||2020 AFL Rising Star odds|
|Izak Rankine (Gold Coast Suns)||+110||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Max King (St Kilda)||+300||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Noah Anderson (Gold Coast Suns)||+1000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Caleb Serong (Fremantle)||+1600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Thomas Berry (Brisbane Lions)||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Green (GWS Giants)||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Matthew Rowell (Gold Coast Suns)||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jackson Hately (GWS Giants)||+2200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Curtis Taylor (North Melbourne)||+2200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
Josh Kennedy storms ahead in Coleman Medal betting
As West Coast pushed into premiership favouritism, Josh Kennedy reminded everyone why you can never count out a champion.
His seven straight goals against Collingwood has sent a chill down the spine of all key defenders in the competition, as the in-form Eagle has kicked 16 goals in his last five games and 11 in his last two.
Tom Papley still leads the Coleman Medal race with 19 goals after kicking four against the Hawks in a low-scoring match, proving he is one of the best small forwards in the league.
Keep an eye on Charlie Dixon at $7, as he was the $4 favourite just last week and could easily return to the top of the market with a bag in his next few games.
|Team||2020 Coleman Medal odds|
|Josh Kennedy (West Coast Eagles)||+200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)||+500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Charlie Cameron (Brisbane Lions)||+600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)||+600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)||+800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Hawkins (Geelong)||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Lynch (Richmond)||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Toby Greene (GWS Giants)||+1600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Brodie Mihocek (Collingwood)||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Dan Butler (St Kilda)||+2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
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