AFL Round 8, 2012 -
The bookies are giving the Western Bulldogs about an 87% chance of victory over the Gold Coast Suns in AFL Round 8, TIO Stadium Sat 7.10pm. Current AFL Odds see the Western Bulldogs priced at odds of $1.15 up to $1.16 while the Gold Coast Suns are trading between $5.45 up to $6.27. In the AFL Line Handicap market bookmakers lines range between Western Bulldogs -33.5 Gold Coast +33.5 up to -/+ 35.5.
Western Bulldogs: Brendan McCartney's side are coming off an 18 point victory over North Melbourne last week (101-83), a game where they were $2.95 (+16.5) underdogs. That win takes the Western Bulldogs to 3-4 for the season and places them in 13th position on the ladder. There other wins have been against MEL (88-67) and GWS (104-62) while their losses have been against WC (87-136), ADE (64-82), STK (40-103) and COLL (77-98). The Western Bulldogs have averaged 23 scoring shots per game while allowing an average of 24.43 for a scoring shots differential of -1.43. In AFL betting results the Western Bulldogs are 4-3 (+$80) against the line handicap and -$160.30 against the head to head odds.
Gold Coast Suns: The Suns need to regroup and bounce back from their disappointing performance against GWS last week. Going in as $1.44 (-15.5) favourites the Suns allowed GWS their first ever win (94-67). That was the Gold Coast's 7th successive loss leaving them in 17th place on the ladder. They have averaged 19.43 scoring shots per game while allowing 32.43 for a scoring shots differential of -13. In AFL betting results the Suns are 3-4 (-$115) against the line handicap and -$700 against the head to head odds.
Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns Winning Margin Odds: In the winning margin market we see that currently the best odds at the leading online Bookmakers are Western Bulldogs to win by 1-39 points $2.40, Bulldogs by 40+ $2.18 and for Gold Coast by 1-39 points $6.30 while the Suns by 40+ is $36 and the draw option is at odds of $81.
The Prediction - BetonFooty.com.au's handicapping suggests enough value is on offer for a play. We have taken the Western Bulldogs -33 points against the line handicap.