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Posted on 21/03 by T J Dilfer

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Carlton v Richmond betting
Team Odds
Carlton $2.86 Bet Now
Richmond $1.44 Bet Now

> Richmond have won the last four games against the Blues since the 2013 elimination final

> The Tigers are strengthened by Dion Prestia, who could prove to be the recruit of the year, and Josh Caddy in the midfield

> The Blues generally don't go well at the 'G and have lost their last six straight

Footy Tipping: Richmond to win

Best bet: 1 unit win Richmond to win the game at odds of $1.44

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs betting
Team Odds
Collingwood $2.80 Bet Now
Western Bulldogs $1.46 Bet Now

> Travis Cloke lines up for the Doggies for his debut against the team he kicked 441 goals for

> The Premiers have won the last four contests between against the Pies and start as $1.46 on Friday night

> Ruckman Tom Campbell (ankle) has been declared fit to play alongside Matthew Boyd (ear) in a much needed injury boost for the Dogs

Footy Tipping: Western Bulldogs to win

Best bet: No bet

St Kilda v Melbourne betting
Team Odds
St Kilda $1.85 Bet Now
Melbourne $2.00 Bet Now

> The Saints are the team for money here and have been crunched from $2.10 to $1.85

> Complete dominance from St Kilda over the Demons in recent years - the Saints have won the last 14 contests!

> Melbourne have lost 24 of their last 25 games at Etihad Stadium

Footy Tipping: St Kilda

Best bet: 2 units on St Kilda to win the game at odds of $1.85

Sydney v Port Adelaide betting
Team Odds
Sydney $1.24 Bet Now
Port Adelaide $4.10 Bet Now

> The Swans have a dominant record against Port - winning 13 of the last 14 matches

> At odds of $1.24, Sydney are the shortest odds of any AFL team in Round 1

> Port Adelaide will be hard pressed to match the Swans here and the bookmakers are giving them a 25.5 start on the handicap line

Footy Tipping: Sydney

Best bet: Include Sydney in your Round 1 multis

Essendon v Hawthorn betting
Team Odds
Essendon $2.35 Bet Now
Hawthorn $1.61 Bet Now

> A landmark game for both teams. No Mitchell, Lewis and Hodge for the Hawks. The Bombers have a host of players back after suspension

> A crowd of over 80,000 expected at the MCG as Jarryd Roughead returns for Hawthorn after a year off

> Essendon averaged only 65 points per game in 2016, and will need to start strongly to trouble the Hawks (who averaged 95 points scored last season)

Footy Tipping: Hawthorn

Best bet: 1 unit on Hawthorn to win and cover the handicap line of -10.5 points at odds of $1.92

North Melbourne v West Coast betting
Team Odds
North Melbourne $2.96 Bet Now
West Coast $1.40 Bet Now

> The Kangaroos stunning collapse in the second half of 2016 doesn't bode well for the season to come. Especially without Harvey, Dal Santo and Petrie

> Conversely, the Eagles look stronger than ever with the addition of Mitchell, Petrie and Vardy to the existing talent pool

> These teams haven't met in Melbourne since 2010 and the Eagles will be very confident of taking four points back to WA

Footy Tipping: West Coast

Best bet: Include West Coast in your Round 1 multis

Gold Coast v Brisbane betting
Team Odds
Gold Coast $1.35 Bet Now
Brisbane $3.21 Bet Now

> After a horror 2016, Brisbane are rank outsiders for the Premiership at odds of $501.00

> In the R16 Q-clash last year the Suns trounced the Lions 139-113 and will be expecting more of the same

> Tom Lynch will be looking for some easy pickings as he looks to capture the Coleman Medal (he scored 66 last year)

Footy Tipping: Gold Coast

Best bet: Include Gold Coast in your Round 1 multis

Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney betting
Team Odds
Adelaide $2.35 Bet Now
Greater Western Sydney $1.62 Bet Now

> The Crows have a great record vs GWS and lead the series 6-1. Adelaide's record at the Oval is formidable also, 11-2 record at home in 2016

> The GWS Giants head into 2017 as $4.50 Flag favourites and look primed to dominate the league for a number of years given their talent pool

> These two teams were the 1st and 2nd top scorers in the comp last year, and the Giants should come out on top in a real shoot out here

Footy Tipping: GWS Giants

Best bet: 2 units on GWS Giants to win the game at odds of $1.85

Fremantle v Geelong betting
Team Odds
Fremantle $2.70 Bet Now
Geelong $1.48 Bet Now

> New captain Nat Fyfe will be looking to get the Dockers back on track after an awful 2016 - The Cats won this fixture 78-61 last year

> The Dockers lost 9 of 12 games at home in 2016. And averaged a paltry 71 points per game for the home and away season

> Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Dangerfield should inspire the Cats to a comfortable win against a Freo side in transition

Footy Tipping: Geelong

Best bet: 1 unit on Geelong to win and cover the handicap line of -6.5 points at odds of $1.92

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