AFL Round 4, 2012 -
AFL Round 4 sees the Collingwood Magpies playing host to the Port Adelaide Power, Saturday 2.10pm at Etihad Stadium. The opening AFL head to head odds for this match up saw the Magpies posted as $1.11 favourites with the Power as high as $8.04. With news of more player injuries coming out of the Collingwood camp the bookies took this match off the boards for a while to adjust the prices. Comparing the latest AFL Odds and Lines for Collingwood v Port Adelaide we see that the Magpies are now between $1.22 and $1.25 in the head to head market while Port Adelaide are at odds of $4.10 up to $4.45.
In the AFL line handicap market we are seeing varying lines amongst the Leading Bookmakers with Pinnacle Sports and Centrebet's current lines offering Collingwood -28.5 points Port Adelaide +28.5, Luxbet have the line at -/+ 27 while Sportsbet.com.au have the Magpies -25.5 and the Power +25.5.
In the ever popular winning margin betting market we find that currently the best odds for Collingwood to win by 1-39 points are $2.30 (at Pinnacle), Collingwood 40+ is $2.60 (Centrebet and Pinnacle) while if you fancy the upset then you can get Port Adelaide by 1-39 points at $4.85 or Port Adelaide 40+ at $23.00 and the odds for the draw are up to $67.00.
Collingwood will be without Luke Ball (season), Ben Reid, Chris Tarrant, Heath Shaw and Dale Thomas. Collingwood are 1-2 for the season with a win over Richmond in round 2 (12.13) 85 to (8.16) 64 and losses to Hawthorn (16.19) 115 to (20.17) 137 and Carlton (9.8) 62 to (18.14) 122. In AFL betting results the Magpies are 0-3 -$300 against the line handicap and show a loss of -$184.40 against the head to head odds.
Port Adelaide is coming off a 22 point home loss to the Swans which took their record to 1-2 for the season. The Power got their season off to a handy start with a win over St Kilda (13.11) 89 to (13.7) 85 but have followed that up with losses to Essendon (13.8) 86 to (16.15) 111 and to Sydney (12.11) 83 to (16.9) 105. Port Adelaide’s are 2-1 +$90 against the AFL line handicap bet and they show a modest profit of +$39 against the head to head odds.
With 6 regular season games played between these two teams over the past 5 seasons the Magpies lead 5-1. Collingwood have won the last 5 meetings in a row with the last game being a 138 point win. The team who has won straight up has also covered the AFL line in 5 of the 6 games while the home and away record is 2-4. The average game over their last 6 games is 186.67 points.
Despite being down on troops Collingwood will be looking to correct the ship after being outplayed last week by Carlton. They will then face a short turnaround with their ANZAC day clash with Essendon on Wednesday.