North Melbourne v Carlton

AFL Round 16, 2012 -

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.

AFL Betting History North Melbourne v Carlton Round 16, 2012
Date Odds Line Home Score V Score Away Line Odds
19/05/07 1.63 -12.5 North Melbourne 147 V 130 Carlton 12.5 2.45
25/08/07 5.5 28.5 Carlton 79 V 161 North Melbourne -28.5 1.17
17/08/08 2.27 6.5 Carlton 90 V 141 North Melbourne -6.5 1.72
31/07/09 3.79 22.5 North Melbourne 84 V 94 Carlton -22.5 1.31
11/06/10 3.89 23.5 North Melbourne 97 V 68 Carlton -23.5 1.3
29/07/11 3.81 23.5 North Melbourne 62 V 80 Carlton -23.5 1.31

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 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.