The Western Bulldogs host the Sydney Swans in AFL Round 21. Current AFL Odds see the Western Bulldogs priced between $9.75 up to $10.25 while Sydney are trading between $1.05 up to $1.074. From an opening of +/-50.5 the Line Handicap has come in a few points to its current position of Western Bulldogs +47.5 Sydney -47.5.
Western Bulldogs: Having lost their last eight straight games the Bulldogs find themselves sitting in 15th place with a 5-14 record. Averaging 20.95 scoring shots per game while conceding an average of 26.26 the Bulldogs have a scoring shots per game differential of -5.31. In recent AFL results the Bulldogs have lost to Richmond (80-150), North Melbourne (6-115), St Kilda (42-118) and Carlton (84-102). In betting results this season the Western Bulldogs have a 7-12 (-$535) record against the line handicap and they are the least profitable team against the head to head odds showing a loss of -$1092.80 (for $100 bets each week).
Sydney: The Swans suffered only their 4th loss of the season last week when they let Collingwood come from behind and snatch an 8 point win. Sitting in first place on the ladder the Swans have won 15 and lost 4 having averaged 27.11 scoring shots per game while allowing 20.26 for a differential of +6.85. The Swans last 4 games has seen them lose to the Magpies (70-78) and recorded wins against the Blues (93-71), Suns (126-54) and Saints (105-76). Not surprisingly the Swans have been profitable in the betting markets, showing a profit of +$597.50 against the head to head odds and sporting a 13-6 (+$635) record against the line handicap.
The Prediction - Despite the Bulldogs woeful second half performances of late our numbers here at BetonFooty.com.au like them against the line handicap. We didn't quite get in quick enough to take the opening number but we have taken the Bulldogs +49.5.