Massive four game slate in the AFL this Saturday and the action gets underway at 1.35pm with the Bulldogs taking on the Lions from Mars Stadium! As usual, PuntingInDanger is on deck to preview the clash and give his best bets below.
AFL Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Betting Tips
Mars Stadium, Saturday 1.35pm (AEST)
The Dogs and Lions both have exciting young lists that should be competing deep into the finals series this year so this matchup is set to be a great one.
The Dogs have been dominant through the AFL season so far but the scheduling gods have definitely done them some favours through four rounds. They are yet to have to travel outside of Melbourne and Brisbane this weekend will mark the second time they have faced an interstate team. They are 3-0 after wins over Collingwood, West Coast and a monster 128 point win over the Roos in Round 3.
The Lions were a kick away from their season being all but over. After a 0-2 start with losses to Sydney and Geelong, the Lions trailed the Pies for the whole game before a kick after the siren by youngster Zac Bailey snatched victory for the Brisbane and kept their season alive.
On the injury front, the Western Bulldogs are looking pretty good, with only Hayden Crozier, Toby Mclean and Ed Richards set to be out of their potential best 22. Things are also looking good for Brisbane, who could get Jarrod Berry, Nakia Cockatoo and Oscar McInerny back from injury this week.
The Dogs start as slight favourites at home and it’s hard to bet against them given their current form. Two of their games against the Pies and Roos haven’t been particulary challenging but their win over the Eagles at Marvel in Round 2 was really impressive. They play a really attacking game style, putting plenty of goals on the board in the last two weeks. Back them to win and cover the 11.5 point line here.
Dogs -11.5 (2 Units)
I like the odds of Charlie Cameron to boot 2+ goals here. The small forward was goaless in Round 1 but has bounced back to kick 2+ goals in both of his last two games. The last time the two teams faced off in full length quarters, Cameron booted four goals in a high scoring game.
The Doggies midfield has been firing on all cylinders early in the season. I didn’t think it was possible for so many players to rack up high numbers but the Dogs are proving me wrong. In Round 1 they had 9 players pass the 25 disposal mark, in Round 2 they had 7 and against the Roos in Round 3 they had six. Love a same game multi with three of their best ball winners in Bailey Smith, Josh Dunkley and Adam Treloar all to pass 25.
Smith, Treloar, Dunkley 25+