2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Vote Predictions Round 8

May 15th 2019, 3:11pm, By: Brownlow Bandit

The most comprehensive AFL Brownlow Medal coverage returns for 2019 as the “Brownlow Bandit” brings you game-by-game analysis every round of the season to help you with your betting on the 2019 Brownlow Medal.

Our Brownlow Medal predictions and rolling Brownlow Medal tracker allow you to keep an eye on the betting markets throughout the season to build a green book so that by the time the 2019 Brownlow Medal night rolls around we’re assured of a profit.

You’ll be able to stay up to date with our live 2019 Brownlow Medal leaderboard, while there will be links to every single round-by-round voting posted there.

For those who need a refresher on how our Brownlow voting system works, we assign 6 votes per game so that our total votes are the same as the official 3-2-1 system, however we break up those votes as we see fit across potentially more than three players. Some games are really tough to call which way the votes will go, so a better predictive model is to split performances and assign half points to each player where there is doubt. So for example if two players dominate and it's too hard to split their performance, they are given 2.5 votes each, with the remaining 1 vote given to another player(s). This will give us a predictive total closer to their true total, rather than guessing. We can then form a 'range' for each player (i.e. a min and max we think players can poll) with the thinking behind this that the variations from the half votes will even out over the long term.

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AFL Round 8 Brownlow Vote Predictions

Sydney 11.11.77 def Essendon 10.12.72

Sydney have snapped their losing streak with a gritty win over the Bombers. Luke Parker (33 disposals, 5 tackles) and Josh Kennedy (24 disposals, 10 tackles) led the way while George Hewett (19 disposals) did an excellent job in shutting down Dylan Shiel who was restricted to just 17 touches. Dyson Heppell (30 disposals) and Zach Merrett (28 disposals, 9 tackles 1 goal) were best for the Bombers.

Luke Parker – 3
Josh Kennedy – 2
Zach Merrett – 1

Western Bulldogs 13.14.92 def Brisbane 11.10.76

The Dogs got the win over the Lions in Ballarat, with Josh Dunkley continuing his good form with 36 disposals, 8 tackles and a goal to be the Bulldogs’ best. Lachie Hunter (32 disposals) and Jack Macrae (28 disposals, 1 goal) also won plenty of the ball. Dayne Zorko (28 disposals, 7 tackles, 2 goals) was the Lions’ best while Hugh McCluggage was damaging early with his 26 disposals, 7 tackles and a goal.

Josh Dunkley – 3
Lachie Hunter – 1.5
Dayne Zorko – 1.5

Carlton 13.9.87 def by Collingwood 16.10.106

Patrick Cripps was enormous with 35 disposals, including 19 contested and 13 clearances, 7 tackles and a goal in a best-on-field performance, but it wasn’t enough for the Blues to hold off the fast-finishing Magpies.  Brodie Grundy (25 disposals, 48 hitouts, 8 marks, 2 goals) was huge while Tom Phillips (34 disposals, 2 goals), Adam Treloar (34 disposals, 1 goal) and Steele Sidebottom (34 disposals) all won plenty of leather.

Patrick Cripps – 3
Brodie Grundy – 2
Tom Phillips – 1

Gold Coast 9.6.60 def by Melbourne 8.13.61

After being a goal up with under a minute to go, Gold Coast somehow stole a loss from the jaws of victory with Melbourne hitting the post in the dying seconds to win by a point. Clayton Oliver (38 disposals, 15 tackles) was huge while Nathan Jones (28 disposals), James Harmes (22 disposals, 13 tackles, 1 goal) and Jake Melksham (22 disposals, 11 marks, 1 goal) were also good. David Swallow (35 disposals) was the Suns’ best while Darcy MacPherson (27 disposals, 8 tackles, 1 goal) was also a good contributor.

Clayton Oliver – 3
David Swallow – 2
Nathan Jones – 0.5
Jake Melksham – 0.5

St.Kilda 10.10.70 def by West Coast 12.16.88

The Eagles got the points in unconvincing fashion with their midfield again getting plenty of ball. Andrew Gaff (30 disposals), Dom Sheed (28 disposals, 1 goal) and Luke Shuey (27 disposals) were good, while Shannon Hurn (25 disposals, 9 marks) was the rock at half back and Jamie Cripps (21 disposals, 2 goals) contributed up forward. Seb Ross (31 disposals) was best for the Saints.

Andrew Gaff – 2.5
Shannon Hurn – 2.5
Dom Sheed – 0.5
Seb Ross – 0.5

Port Adelaide 9.14.68 def by Adelaide 13.10.88

The Power surged late but it was too much to overcome as the Crows won the Showdown.  Alex Keath will be pushing All Australian honours this season with his 26 disposals and 5 marks instrumental in the Crows’ victory. Brad Crouch (30 disposals, 6 tackles), Rory Sloane (26 disposals, 13 tackles, 1 goal) and Rory Laird (31 disposals) were the chief ball winners. Tom Lynch finished their work up forward with 20 disposals, 6 tackles and 3 goals. Tom Rockliff was enormous with 41 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles for the Power but it wasn’t enough.

Alex Keath – 3
Tom Rockliff – 2
Tom Lynch – 0.5
Rory Sloane – 0.5

North Melbourne 11.14.80 def by Geelong 16.8.104

Geelong shook off a gallant Kangaroos side with Tim Kelly best on ground with 36 disposals, including 11 clearances and 8 inside 50s, 7 tackles and 2 goals. Mitch Duncan (29 disposals, 12 marks and 8 tackles) was superb on a wing, while Gary Ablett finished it off brilliantly with 4 goals from his 16 disposals. Shaun Higgins earned 31 touches and a goal for the Roos, while Ben Brown finished with 5 goals, 8 marks and 11 disposals.

Tim Kelly – 3
Mitch Duncan – 2
Gary Ablett – 1

Hawthorn 10.11.71 def GWS 5.8.38

The Giants were very disappointing as the Hawks got the points in front of a terrible crowd at the MCG. Ricky Henderson had 36 disposals and 10 marks to be best for the Hawks, while James Sicily (27 disposals, 9 marks, 1 goal) and James Cousins (25 disposals, 11 marks, 1 goal) were also very good. There wasn’t much to get excited about for the Giants with Josh Kelly (26 disposals, 9 tackles) among their best.

Ricky Henderson – 3
James Sicily – 2
James Cousins – 1

Fremantle 12.14.86 def by Richmond 17.9.111

It was the Tigers of old in the West as they were too strong for Freo.  They had many contributors with Brandon Ellis (25 disposals, 6 tackles, 1 goal), Bachar Houli (30 disposals, 10 marks) and Kane Lambert (26 disposals, 1 goal) among their best, while Shai Bolton was the spark with 4 goals from 16 disposals and 7 tackles. Nat Fyfe took the 3 votes in a 77-point loss in the same fixture last season, and he may do the same again as he was sublime in collecting 33 disposals and 3 goals. Rory Lobb (45 hitouts, 19 disposals, 1 goal) was also dominant following the injury to Toby Nankervis.

Nat Fyfe – 3
Shai Bolton – 1
Bachar Houli – 1
Brandon Ellis - 1


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