Pride is on the line when Hawthorn and North do battle.
Hawthorn has won three premierships in the past four years and after a brave second half of the year had their season and finals hopes ended with a loss at the hands of Richmond.
North Melbourne was humiliated last week at the hands of Collingwood, eventually losing by 54 points in a game where they basically took no part.
The Kangaroos are limping towards the end of the season, have lost eight of their past nine matches and are in genuine danger of claiming the unwanted wooden spoon.
The bad news for the Kangaroos is that they run into a Hawthorn outfit that has totally dominated them in recent times winning three straight games and seven of their last eight.
After a dreadful start to the season the Hawks have showed great determination in the second half of the season to give their supporters lots of optimism heading into 2018.
The sides met twice last season with Hawthorn winning by nine points in Round 13 at Etihad Stadium and it was an even more emphatic victory in Round 21 with Hawthorn saluting by 39 points.
Hawthorn has not scored big numbers this season and the wet and windy Tasmanian conditions will not be conducive to high scoring football.
As a result the two bets we are strong on is the Total Game Score Under 193.5 at $1.53 with bet365 and Hawthorn winning by Under 39.5 points.
While both bet types can be challenging to cheer for, the important thing is that we back a winner.
Hawthorn will continue the experiment of moving players around the field so if betting on most disposals markets, don’t be afraid to have something on a couple of outsiders, especially in Group B.
Tom Mitchell has had more disposals than any other player in the competition but is very short at just $1.50 in Group A to poll the most.
Mitchell has been a revelation this season and is now the second favourite for the Brownlow medal at $6 @ Palmerbet.
Isaac Smith had 33 touches when these sides last met and looks a good roughie to gain the most from Group B.
HAWTHORN UNDER 39.5
ISAAC SMITH 35 OR MORE DISPOSALS