Mon, Jun 4, 1:27pm by Staff Writer
The GWS Giants revived their season on Sunday night with a 16-point win against the Crows at the Adelaide Oval.
It’s been a poor month for the Crows who have managed only one win in four matches and have lost their last two games. They are now $16 to win the flag and sit outside the top eight.
The Giants are $23 for the flag and back in the mix for a top eight berth, paying $2.75 at Sportsbet to play finals.
Collingwood continued their surge up the ladder, thumping Fremantle by 61 points at the MCG on Sunday.
The Pies controlled the match from start to finish, with both sides scoring seven goals in the final quarter in an entertaining match.
Fremantle’s road woes continue and they are big outsiders to play finals at $18. The Pies are $1.40 for the top eight and $17 for the flag, but the best value on Collingwood is to finish in the top four, which is priced at $3.75.
North Melbourne used a six goal to nil first quarter set up a 54-point win against Brisbane. The Roos maintain their spot in the top eight and look like a genuine finals team.
The surprise packet of the season are $1.55 to play finals and $21 to win the flag.
It was a disappointing performance from Brisbane, who are $3.25 in the least wins market and have won only a single game this season.
Richmond continued its recent dominance against Essendon in the annual Dreamtime at the ‘G match, beating them by 71 points.
Essendon drew within two goals last in the second quarter, but a second half onslaught by the Tigers ensured they remain second on the ladder.
Richmond are flag favourites at $3.75 and they are $2.25 to make the Grand Final. After back-to-back wins, Essendon once again showed that they aren’t a legitimate top eight team, drifting to $101 to win the flag and $11 to make the top eight.
Melbourne fell down by 19 points early in the first quarter against the Bulldogs, but from that point forward dominated the contest, winning by 49 points on Saturday afternoon.
The Dogs woes in the second half of games continued, managing only three goals to the Demons eight in a one-sided game.
Melbourne are now third favourites for the flag at $7 and after a slow start to the season, sit in third position on the ladder.
The Dogs season looks like another disappointing one after their 2016 flag, falling to $251 to win the flag and $51 to play finals.
Hawthorn’s fortress in Launceston, the University of Tasmania Stadium provided another victory for them as they narrowly defeated Port Adelaide by three points on Saturday.
The Power got out to a five goals to one lead early in the match, but it was close from there forward, with the Hawks booting the last goal of the game to topple Port.
It was a much-needed win for the Hawks, who are $2.25 to play finals and $34 to win the flag.
Port Adelaide continues to play inconsistently from week-to-week and remain in the top eight on percentage. They are $15 to win the flag and $4 to finish in the top four.
Gold Coast’s return to Metricon Stadium to face Geelong was not a happy one, with the Suns thumped by 85-points.
The Cats cruised to their biggest win of the season, with the Suns managing only four goals in a woeful performance.
It was just the game Geelong needed to break the shackles, as they have been struggled to score this season.
They are $2.50 to finish in the top four and $10 to win the flag this season.
West Coast were given a late fright against St Kilda, but managed to hold off the Saints fight back to record a 13-point win, their 10th win in a row.
The Eagles are $5.50 to win the flag and sit first on the ladder after their blistering start to the season.
St Kilda’s solitary win for the season came in round one and they are $3.50 to finish the season with the least wins, behind Carlton and Brisbane.
Despite trailing at half time, Sydney used a strong second half to defeat Carlton by 30 points at the SCG.
The Blues were gallant in defeat, using the smaller dimensions of the SCG to their advantage, as they played a high possession game.
The Swans are seen as one of the teams to beat this season, fourth favourites for the flag at $7.50 and $1.57 to make the top four.
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