Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs (Friday) Betting Preview & Tips

We see two legends in Luke Hodge and Bob Murphy for the final time.

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Thu, 24 Aug, 1:45 AM


 

We see two legends Luke Hodge in and Bob Murphy for the final time.

 

These teams have won the past four premierships between them but neither will feature in the finals this season.

 

Both sides have failed to meet expectation this year but will be hoping to end the season with a win and take some momentum into next year.

 

The Bulldogs have lost their past two matches including a season ending 17-point defeat at the hands of Port Adelaide last Saturday while the Hawks have lost two of their last three games, including one of their worst performances of the season, when going down to Carlton last Saturday night.

 

The Hawks second half of the season has been much better and both sides will be desperate to send their champions off with a win.

 

Ball magnet Tom Mitchell has been the shining light for the Hawks this season and has more disposals than any other player in the competition including a game high 44 touches last week.

 

Mitchell has been a big firmer for the Brownlow Medal. After starting the season $51 he is now into $6 with Crownbet and William Hill and the second favourite behind Dustin Martin.

 

With the pressure off these two teams expect to see a free flowing game that could potentially lead to plenty of points being scored.


Our suggested bet is backing the Total Game Score Over 181.5 with Luxbet (@$1.90).

 

It also promises to be a game that is free flowing with a high possession count, so if you fancy a player in the 25 or more or 30 or more disposal brackets there will be plenty of payouts there with some big numbers.

 

We also suggest a fun bet on the $4 from TAB on either Bob Murphy or Luke Hodge kicking a goal in the last quarter. The crowd will erupt when Hodge or Murphy slot a goal and the punters will cash in.

 

STATS BET

Tom Mitchell has had more touches than anyone else this year. He is $2.88 @ Sportsbet to rack up 40 or more in this one.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

TOTAL GAME SCORE OVER 181.5


VALUE PLAY:

HAWTHORN OVER 39.5 WINNING MARGIN

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