Mon, Apr 3, 6:43pm by Head Editor
It’s time once again, to look back at myself and the rest of the team at www.australiangambling.lv’s best bets for a weekend that turned out nicely for both our AFL and NRL experts.
Once again, our betting weekend started on Thursday when Round Two of the AFL kicked off with a clash between traditional rivals, Richmond and Collingwood.
On Thursday, we had the Pies to win but we bounced on Friday with a $1.83 collect for the smart bet of either side to win the Grand Final rematch by under 25 points.
On Saturday, we took the Crows to win ($1.65) and on Sunday we took the overs (187.5) in the total match points market in the Geelong-North Melbourne match for a $1.90 collect.
The Dees win over the Blues ended our AFL betting weekend on a high as we had them by 1-39 points for a handy win of $2.25.
Moving onto the NRL, and just as was the case in the AFL, four of our five Best Bets saluted across the weekend.
Starting on Friday, when we took Manly by 1-12 points ($4) over the Roosters – which was the best win of all the football codes this weekend, well done to our NRL expert Chris Duffy.
The Sea-Eagles’ 18-12 win was secured just two minutes before full-time when Dylan Walker scored his second try. Our NRL man followed that up by picking the Cowboys ($2.10) to beat the Rabbitohs by over 13 points and the Raiders by 1-12 points ($3) over the Eels, who all saluted.
On Sunday, we took the Warriors ($3) by a margin of 1-12 points over the Titans which was another winner, unfortunately he couldn’t make it five from five as he took the Dragons by 1-12 over Wests.
On the track, we previewed the first day of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney. In the Australian Derby, we took the well-named Gingernuts and he ran a good race but finish just outside the placings, in fifth.
In Victoria, we hit the road to cover Bendigo’s standalone Saturday meeting and our Best Bet also finished just outside the placings in fourth – Burning Front.
When searching for some value, we took Orient Line in race five at the juicy odds of $8.50, unfortunately, he was also just out of the placings, in fifth. Not much luck at the track on Saturday, but after backing several winners over the past month, including an $11 shot last weekend, we’re happy to stick with our racing expert Bren O’Brien.
Just as the first race was due to be run at Bendigo, the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios was on court in the semi-final of the Miami Open against Roger Federer, and although he couldn’t get it done, we had the 21-year-old Canberra-native to win a set, which he did for a small collect of $1.53. Thanks Nick.
There’s only two rounds to go in the A-League season and we’re finishing strong, backing two winners from our three best bets.
On Saturday, we took both Sydney clubs to win their respective games and they saluted for us. Sydney FC were way too strong for Melbourne City, breaking the record for the most wins in an A-League season in the process, and adding $1.75 into the AG wallet.
Staying with the round ball code but across in the UK, and you wouldn’t believe it, but the league-leaders – Chelsea – were the ones who let us down in our three-leg multi bet.
We took Leicester to beat Stoke, which they did 2-0, and Liverpool to beat Everton in the Merseyside derby, which they did 3-1, but the favourites for the title, couldn’t get it done at home against Crystal Palace. Amazing.
Across the Atlantic and a round ball of a different variety, where the action is heating up as we count down to the NBA playoffs. We took the Spurs to beat the Thunder and Kawhi Leonard made sure that the $1.89 was secure, finishing with a game-high 38 points.
A couple of hours later, we took the Warriors to beat the Rockets by over six points and Klay Thompson shot the lights out to finish with 36 points, that gave us a $1.95 win. Thank-you Mr Thompson.
Finally, in Super Rugby action, we could only manage one win from three, but the positive is that the $3.40 that we won on the Blues – who beat the Force on Saturday – covered the two losing bets.
Our overall result for the weekend was 14/22 with a return of $324.50 if you bet $10 per selection. A 63% strike rate and a profit margin of $104.50.
Not a bad weekend on the punt but we’ll aim to do better for you next week!
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