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Weekend Wrap: We turned $200 into $449.80 at a strike rate of 80%

Mon, Mar 27, 6:10pm by Head Editor

It’s time once again, to look back at myself and the rest of the team at’s best bets for the weekend and let me say, we’re a happy bunch this week.

Our betting weekend started at the MCG on Thursday night when with the return of the AFL. Dustin Martin ensured it was a happy return for us too, he finished with 33 disposals and four goals.

We backed the Tigers by over 15 points for a handy return of $1.83.

On Friday night, our good run continued when we took either side to win by under 25 points, and although there were a few worries when the Bulldogs kicked the opening four goals, the Pies managed to stay in touch, thanks to three goals from Alex Fasolo and 35 from Scott Pendlebury.

The result saw $1.91 enter the AG wallet.

On Saturday, we took either Either team to win by under 19 points in the St Kilda – Melbourne game but six goals to two in the third term set up a big Melbourne win. They eventually ran out 30-point winners.

On Sunday we took North Melbourne to beat the line (21.5) but the Kangaroos wasted several goalscoring chances and lost to the Eagles by 43 points.

We bounced back with our final Best AFL Bet of the weekend though, taking the Crows to beat the Giants for a return of $2.

It was another huge weekend of racing, both in Melbourne and Sydney. First up, we headed to Moonee Valley on Friday night for the final group one of the Victorian Racing season, the William Reid Stakes.

Our Best Bet of that night came up in race three, with number one, Ken’s Dream, who ran second by two lengths to Artie Dee Two, for a small collect of $1.10.

The following day, we took Tally in the Mornington Cup who saluted at the outstanding odds of $11. Andrew Mallyon rode him brilliantly and the John O’Shea trained horse will now be running in October’s Caulfield Cup.

Up in Sydney, our good form continued when we backed Spectroscope to win the Doncaster Prelude at Rosehill, who duly saluted at the handy odds of $3.60. Well done to our racing expert Bren O’Brien again, he’s in brilliant form.

Staying in Sydney and on Thursday night we took the Roosters ($2.40) to beat the Rabbitohs by over 13 points, and they got that done for us by a single point with their 20-6 win.

On Friday, the Broncos squeezed past the Raiders to give us a handy return of $3. A late Jordan Kahu field goal was all that separated the sides in what was a tough game, played in wet conditions.

On Saturday, we backed the Eels who let us down but on Sunday we bounced back by taking the Storm ($3) by a margin of 1-12 points. The Storm remain unbeaten after four rounds, beating the Tigers 22-14. Thank you to Cam Smith and the boys.

In our final NRL best bet of the round, we took the Warriors over the Dragons, but the latter continued their surprisingly good start to the season with a 26-12 win.

While all the footy action was taking place across the weekend, our cricketers were slugging it out against India in what is being called the World Cup Final of Test Cricket.

We have taken the Aussies to win or draw for a return of $1.94. At the time of writing India has just taken the lead in the first innings for the loss of six wickets, it’s been an amazing series and one that has installed much hope in many Australian fans – including this writer.

Round 24 of the A-League kicked off on Friday and it was in this code that we really cashed in on this weekend.

We took both teams to score in the Wanderers-City match on Friday which kicked a handy $1.53 into the AG Wallet. This win was followed by a pair of wins on Saturday and Sunday nights, firstly and perhaps the best win of the weekend came when Brisbane Roar beat a depleted Melbourne Victory side 1-0.

We also correctly picked the newly crowned Premiers Sydney FC to beat Perth ($2.10) in the last game of the round. That result was never in doubt, the Sky Blues celebrated their new piece of silverware with a 3-0 win.

These three results also gave us a multi win of $5.93 if you went that option.

Staying with the world game but across in Europe and we took Scotland ($2.40) to beat Slovenia in their World Cup Qualifier on Monday morning (AEDT).

A late goal from Scottish striker Chris Martin – who’s contracted to Fulham but is on loan to Derby – ensured that we went at a 100% strike rate in our world game best bets this weekend, thanks Chris.

Across the Atlantic and a round ball of a different variety and in the NBA. We took the Rockets to beat the Pelicans by 1-10 points and they did just enough, winning 117-107. 37 points from James Harden got the Rockets the win and got us the collect of $2.41.

On Sunday, we took Portland to beat Minnesota and they were never in too much trouble, winning 112-100 which saw $1.50 enter the AG Wallet.

A little later on Sunday, Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. We took either Red Bull driver to win at the odds of $5.20, which failed to salute.

It was a day to forget for Aussie Dan Ricciardo, who failed to finish. The four-time Grand Prix winner copped a grid penalty, started two laps behind his rivals from pit lane and then suffered an engine failure that ended his day midway through the race.

Our overall result for the weekend was our best in a long time, turning $200 into $449.80. We backed 16 winners from our 20 selections – a strike rate of 80%.

A really good weekend on the punt and we’ll be back again next week to do it all again.

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