Six rounds of the AFL 2021 Premiership season have come and gone, and the betting markets for end-of-season honours are starting to take shape. With some big news coming out of last week’s action, now is a great time to take a look at the latest AFL futures odds at Sportsbet.com.au.
Dunkley & Neale fall out of Brownlow Medal market
Lachie Neale will undergo surgery on his ankle despite toughing out four quarters against Carlton last weekend, leading bookmakers to remove the Brisbane Lions star from their 2021 Brownlow Medal betting markets.
Dustin Martin was subbed out of Richmond’s loss to Melbourne and will now miss round seven due to the AFL’s concussion protocol, yet he remains the Brownlow Medal favourite at $4.50.
Christian Petracca was among the Demons’ best in round six against the Tigers, pushing him to $6 on the second line of Brownlow betting. The Melbourne midfielder came very close to taking home Charlie in 2020 and could go all the way this year if the Dees keep winning.
Josh Dunkley was another contender for the Brownlow, but the Bulldog has now undergone major shoulder surgery that will rule him out for several months.
|Player||2021 Brownlow Medal odds|
|Dustin Martin||+350||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Christian Petracca||+500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Marcus Bontempelli||+550||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Travis Boak||+800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jack Macrae||+900||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Nat Fyfe||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Patrick Cripps||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Mitchell||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jack Steele||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Max Gawn||+1800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Zach Merrett||+1800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Clayton Oliver||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Sam Walsh||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tim Kelly||+2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
McKay takes pole position in Coleman Medal betting
Taylor Walker still leads the league goalkicking tally with 25 majors, but another key forward has usurped him as the Coleman Medal favourite.
Carlton spearhead Harry McKay has booted 22 goals this season, including a bag of six in the Blues’ loss to Brisbane over the weekend. He now tops the market at $3.50, with Walker half a point back at $4.
One of the biggest surprises of 2021 has been Jack Riewoldt, who is off to an almost career-best goalkicking start to a season. The Richmond veteran has kicked 19 goals in the first six games, which is more than he kicked in his three Coleman Medal-winning seasons.
Jeremy Cameron only slotted two majors in his return to football for the Cats, but he remains an outside chance in the Coleman Medal betting at $21.
|Player||2021 Coleman Medal odds|
|Harry McKay||+250||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Taylor Walker||+300||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jack Riewoldt||+500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Charlie Dixon||+800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Lynch||+900||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Josh Kennedy||+1000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jack Darling||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Hawkins||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Toby Greene||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Eric Hipwood||+1800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Ben King||+1800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jeremy Cameron||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Joe Daniher||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Josh Bruce||+2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Charlie Cameron||+2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Aaron Naughton||+2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
Thilthorpe bombs into Rising Star betting on debut
After the early domination from the Sydney Swans rookies, a pair of Adelaide Crows have put their hands up in the 2021 AFL Rising Star betting.
Riley Thilthorpe was unstoppable on debut last weekend against the Hawks, kicking five goals and pulling down three important contested marks. That performance has launched the versatile no.2 draft pick into the top five Rising Star prospects at $9.
Lachlan Sholl has been terrific for the Crows off half-back, utilising his excellent kicking to tear opposition zones apart and give Adelaide the edge. He shares the top line of Rising Star betting with Sydney’s Errol Gulden at $4.50.
Jacob Koschitzke took out the nomination for round six, yet the Hawthorn youngster is conspicuous by his absence from the Rising Star market at the time of writing.
|Player||2021 Rising Star odds|
|Errol Gulden||+350||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Lachlan Sholl||+350||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Chad Warner||+400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Nik Cox||+800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Riley Thilthorpe||+800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Green||+1000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Braeden Campbell||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Tom Powell||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Mitch Georgiades||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Luke Jackson||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Matt Rowell||+1400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|James Jordon||+1600||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Logan McDonald||+1800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Will Phillips||+1800||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Deven Robertson||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Jamarra Ugle-Hagan||+2000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
Collingwood & St Kilda at long odds to make top 8
Only eight clubs sit below the $2 mark to finish inside the top eight, but a handful of other teams are nipping at their ankles.
Both St Kilda and Collingwood have been written off by online bookmakers, as they are now priced at $4 and $5 respectively to reach the finals in 2021.
Justin Longmuir’s Dockers are priced at a generous $2.80 despite winning four of their last five matches to sit sixth on the AFL ladder. Fremantle will be hard to beat in Perth this season and could be a finals smokey.
|Team||2021 AFL finals odds|
|Port Adelaide||-2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Western Bulldogs||-2500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Melbourne||-1428.57||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Richmond||-714.29||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Geelong||-500||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Brisbane Lions||-277.78||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|West Coast||-277.78||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Sydney Swans||-109.89||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Fremantle||+180||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|GWS Giants||+250||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Carlton||+275||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|St Kilda||+300||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Collingwood||+400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Essendon||+400||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Adelaide||+550||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Hawthorn||+900||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|Gold Coast||+1200||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
|North Melbourne||+10000||Best Odds @ Sportsbet|
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