Friday Night Footy sees the West Coast Eagles hosting the Geelong Cats, 6.40pm Patersons Stadium. The bookmakers have priced this game up as pretty much a coin toss with the latest AFL Odds showing West Coast priced between $1.884 up to $1.92 in the Head to Head market while odds for a Geelong victory range between $1.92 up to $2.02. The Line Handicap where available is West Coast -0.5 Geelong +0.5.
West Coast: The Eagles are sitting in 5th place with a 12-6 record having averaged 28.17 scoring shots per game while allowing 22.28 for a differential of +5.89. At home this year the Eagles have been strong holding an 8-1 record. West Coast will be looking to bounce back after Fremantle gave them a 65 point hiding last week (48-113). Other recent results for the Eagles include a win over the Lions (175-77) and losses against the Crows (75-124) and Swans (69-121). In AFL betting results the West Coast are 8-10 (-$240) against the line handicap and they are showing a loss of -$198.8 against the moneyline odds.
Geelong: It has been a good month for the Cats as they have won 3 of their last four, which has included victories over Hawthorn (118-116), Adelaide (102-75) and Essendon (79-105) and a loss to Collingwood (79-105). Currently sitting in 6th place with 12 wins and 6 losses the Cats have averaged 27.32 scoring shots per game while conceding an average of 23.72 giving them a scoring shots per game differential of +3.5. In betting results Geelong are currently the worst team in the league against the line handicap with their 6-12 (-$630) record while against the head to head odds they are +$141.10 (for $100 bets each week).
History between West Coast v Geelong: The last seven regular season encounters between these two clubs has seen Geelong prevail on 6 occasions while West Coast has just the 1 win. The home v away record is 4-3 and the starting favourite has a 6-1 record. The winning team has covered the line handicap 4-3 and the last regular season meeting saw the Eagles get the win (96-88) as $2.2 underdogs.
The Prediction - Here at BetonFooty.com.au our numbers like the odds on offer for the West Coast at home. We have taken the West Coast Eagles in the Head to Head market at $1.99 a couple of days ago.