Mon, Aug 7, 1:26pm by Staff Writer
The Australian Gambling staff had a solid week on the punt, backing six winners from 15 suggested bets, and more importantly, turned in a small profit.
In the AFL, we missed out on our Friday night bet, which was the margin to be under 16 points in favour of either Geelong or Sydney, but bounced back on Saturday, by backing both the Giants and the Bulldogs to win by 1 to 39 points over the Demons and Lions respectively.
GWS jumped out of the blocks, and nearly had our margin covered at quarter-time, but Melbourne hung in there, which gave us a nice collect of $2.10. It was a much tighter contest at the Gabba, with the Bulldogs getting across the line by just 14 points, which gave us a collect of $2.25.
On Sunday, we once again missed out with our either team to win by under 16 bet in the Richmond-Hawthorn game, but Taylor Walker booting three or more goals in the Showdown gave us a handy collect of $2.50.
Our NRL results were not as good, with our expert Chris Duffy failing to land a suggested bet, but “Duffman” correctly tipped the winner in the Super Rugby final, when the Crusaders won their eighth title by a margin of 1 to 12 points.
At the track, our best bet saluted at Randwick on Saturday, when Sayed won the fifth race, but our good run didn’t continue in the Bletchingly Stakes at Sandown on Sunday.
The main event of the UFC event in Mexico City Island on Sunday (AEST) saw Sergio Pettis beat Brandon Moreno in a tight Flyweight battle, which saw $2.35 enter the AG wallet.
Our overall result for the weekend was a return of $152 if you bet $10 per selection. A good weekend on the punt but we’ll aim to do even better for you next week.
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