North Melbourne host Carlton in Friday Night Footy in what promises to be an entertaining clash. North Melbourne opened the week at $2.30 but support has seen those odds drop, with the latest AFL odds seeing them trading between $2.12 up to $2.2 while Carlton's odds range between $1.68 up to 1.775. The current line handicap has North Melbourne +5.5 Carlton -5.5 having opened the week at +/-8.5.
North Melbourne: The Kangaroos have themselves sitting in 11th place on the ladder sharing a 7-7 record with 4 other teams. In recent AFL scores and results North Melbourne have narrowly lost to the Eagles (84-86) and defeated the Saints (136-103), Crows (121-89) and Suns (87-80). The Kangaroos have averaged 28.21 scoring shots per game while allowing 27.29 for a positive scoring shots differential of (+.92). In AFL betting results North Melbourne are 7-7 (-$35) against the line handicap and they are +$148.70 against the head to head odds.
Carlton: The Blues are fresh off a 23 point win over the Magpies last week, a game in which they started as $4.25 (+31.5) underdogs. That win brings their record to 7-7 for the season and sees them sitting in 9th place. Carlton's current form has seen that win over Collingwood (85-62), and losses to Hawthorn (70-120), West Coast (69-79) and Geelong (85-97). In AFL Line Betting Results the Blues are 8-6 (+$160) against the line handicap and they are -$129.90 against the money line odds (for $100 bets each week). Carlton have a +1.93 scoring shots differential having averaged 26 per game and allowing an average of 24.07.
North Melbourne v Carlton History: The past six regular season clashes between these two teams has seen North Melbourne win 4 games to Carlton's 2 games. One interesting stat is the line handicap results which have gone to the Kangaroos on all occasions (6-0). The home v away record is 2-4, the favourite v underdog is 5-1 and the winner has covered the line 4-2. The average game total over the last 6 regular season games is 205.5 points
The Prediction - Here at BetonFooty.com.au our handicapping shows value on North Melbourne in the head to head market. We took the kangaroos at $2.30 earlier in the week with our numbers showing sufficient value on them above $2.19.