Wed. Dec 8th, 2021
2021 Bet Lab: That Was The Season That Was

Another AFL season is in the books, there were plenty of betting opportunities throughout the year for punters.

Here is how it all went down..

 

2021 PREMIERSHIP

Melbourne were not in the top 8 for premiership betting to begin the season, the Demons were $21 prior to Round 1.

Melbourne were a season high $26 prior to Round 2.

The Western Bulldogs began the year at $10, they looked top 4 bound for most of the season until a late slip up. 

The Bulldogs finished 5th on the H&A season ladder, they were $10 to win the premiership prior to the start of the finals. 

Richmond opened the season as clear favourite at $4.50, the Tigers failed to make the final 8. 

 

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ROUND 1 PREMIERSHIP ODDS

RICHMOND 4.5
GEELONG 5.5
BRISBANE 7
PORT ADELAIDE 7
WEST COAST 9
WESTERN BULLDOGS 10
ST. KILDA 12
COLLINGWOOD 15
MELBOURNE 21
CARLTON 23
GWS GIANTS 23
FREMANTLE 41
GOLD COAST 51
HAWTHORN 51
SYDNEY 51
ESSENDON 67
ADELAIDE 101
NTH MELBOURNE 151

2021 GRAND FINAL MARKET RESULTS

Melbourne $1.64
Melbourne -7.5
Norm Smith Medal: Christian Petracca $7.00

Final Score: Melbourne 21.14 140 defeated Western Bulldogs 10.6 66 (Optus Stadium, Perth)

 

2021 Bet Lab: That Was The Season That Was
Christian Petracca won the 2021 Norm Smith Medal. Photo: Melbourne

 

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2021 FINAL 8

Of the top 8 favourites a total of 4 teams missed the finals, Richmond missed & were extremely short at $1.10 prior to Round 1 while West Coast also missed after opening the season at $1.32. 

Collingwood & St Kilda were both $1.91 & failed to make the final 8. 

Melbourne were $2.50 to play finals prior to Round 1. 

 

ROUND 1 FINAL 8 ODDS

RICHMOND 1.1
GEELONG 1.12
BRISBANE 1.2
PORT ADELAIDE 1.28
WEST COAST 1.33
WESTERN BULLDOGS 1.72
COLLINGWOOD 1.91
ST. KILDA 1.91
GWS GIANTS 2
CARLTON 2.37
MELBOURNE 2.5
FREMANTLE 3.75
HAWTHORN 4.2
ESSENDON 5
GOLD COAST 5
SYDNEY 5
ADELAIDE 6
NTH MELBOURNE 8.5

 

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2021 TOP 4

Melbourne finished on top of the AFL ladder, the Demons were $6.50 prior to Round 1. 

Geelong, Brisbane & Port Adelaide were in the top 4 favourites to make the final 4 to open the season. 

 

ROUND 1 TOP 4 ODDS

GEELONG 1.62
RICHMOND 1.62
BRISBANE 2
PORT ADELAIDE 2.2
WEST COAST 2.5
WESTERN BULLDOGS 3.75
COLLINGWOOD 4.2
GWS GIANTS 5
ST. KILDA 5
CARLTON 6.5
MELBOURNE 6.5
HAWTHORN 8.5
FREMANTLE 10
GOLD COAST 10
ESSENDON 13
SYDNEY 13
ADELAIDE 15
NTH MELBOURNE 20

 

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2021 LEAST WINS

Nth Melbourne were clear favourites to finish with the least amount of wins for the 2021 H&A season, prior to Round 7 the Kangaroos were $1.14. 

A late season swing in this market did see Nth Melbourne push back out to $2.30 equal favourite with Hawthorn at Round 20.

 

ROUND 1 LEAST WINS

NTH MELBOURNE 2.25
ADELAIDE 4
ESSENDON 6.5
HAWTHORN 10
GOLD COAST 12
FREMANTLE 15
SYDNEY 15
CARLTON 34
MELBOURNE 34
COLLINGWOOD 51
GWS GIANTS 51
ST. KILDA 81
WESTERN BULLDOGS 81
BRISBANE 251
PORT ADELAIDE 251
WEST COAST 251
GEELONG 501
RICHMOND 501

 

2021 BROWNLOW MEDAL

Ollie Wines was $81 to win the Brownlow Medal prior to Round 1, prior to Round 6 he was still $81.

Wines was $3.00 favourite prior to the start of the Brownlow count. 

Marcus Bontempelli was favourite for most of the year, he was $1.91 prior to Round 20.

Bontempelli was $4.50 prior to the start of the Brownlow count. 

Clayton Oliver was $41 prior to Round 1, he was $3.75 prior to the start of the Brownlow count. 

Sam Walsh was $81 prior to Round 1, he was $26 prior to the start of the Brownlow count. 

 

2021 Top 5 Brownlow Votes

36 Ollie Wines
33 Marcus Bontempelli 
31 Clayton Oliver
30 Sam Walsh
26 Darcy Parish, Jack Steele

 

ROUND 1 BROWNLOW MEDAL ODDS

Lachie Neale 5
Patrick Cripps 7
Nat Fyfe 8
Dustin Martin 9
Marcus Bontempelli 11
Patrick Dangerfield 11
Christian Petracca 13
Jack Steele 15
Matt Rowell 17
Travis Boak 18
Tom Mitchell 21
Jack Macrae 26
Zach Merrett 26
Adam Treloar 34
Tim Kelly 34
Andrew Gaff 41
Clayton Oliver 41
Scott Pendlebury 41
Dylan Shiel 51
Josh Kelly 51
Max Gawn 51
Taylor Adams 51
Zak Jones 51
Brodie Grundy 67
Luke Parker 67
Shaun Higgins 67
Steele Sidebottom 67
Stephen Coniglio 67
Andrew McGrath 81
Cam Guthrie 81
Jordan De Goey 81
Josh Dunkley 81
Lachie Whitfield 81
Ollie Wines 81
Sam Walsh 81
Toby Greene 81

 

2021 Bet Lab: That Was The Season That Was
Ollie Wines won the 2021 Brownlow Medal. Photo: Port Adelaide

 

2021 COLEMAN MEDAL

Harry McKay was $23 to win the 2021 Coleman Medal prior to Round 1, he was favourite for the first time prior to Round 6. 

McKay remained favourite for the remainder of the season, he did not play in 3 of the final 5 games due to injury. 

 

2021 Top 5 Coleman Medal

58 Harry McKay
54 Tom Hawkins
51 Jack Riewoldt
48 Lance Franklin
48 Josh Bruce, Taylor Walker

 

ROUND 1 COLEMAN MEDAL ODDS

Tom Lynch (RIC) 6
Tom Hawkins 7
Charlie Dixon 9
Jeremy Cameron 9
Joe Daniher 10
Josh Kennedy (WC) 10
Jack Darling 13
Charlie Cameron 17
Jack Riewoldt 21
Harry McKay 23
Ben Brown 26
Jordan de Goey 26
Lance Franklin 26
Matt Taberner 26
Max King 29

 

2021 Bet Lab: That Was The Season That Was
Harry McKay won the 2021 Coleman Medal. Photo: Carlton

 

RISING STAR AWARD

Matt Rowell was a huge favourite prior to Round 1, he was injured in the opening minutes of the year & did not return until Round 13. 

Tom Green was $1.85 favourite prior to Round 20, he was injured in that round & failed to play another game in the H&A season. 

Luke Jackson was $26 prior to Round 1, he moved up to become favourite at Round 16 prior to Tom Green taking over favouritism prior to Round 17. 

Jackson was $1.15 prior to Round 23. 

 

2021 Top 5 Rising Star

51 Luke Jackson
38 Tom Green
28 Mitch Georgiades
14 Justin McInerney
11 Errol Gulden

 

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ROUND 1 RISING STAR AWARD ODDS

Matt Rowell 1.3
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan 7.5
Tom Green 9
Will Phillips 12
Braeden Campbell 13
Riley Tilthorpe 13
Hayden Young 17
Lachlan Sholl 17
Elijah Hollands 18
Brodie Kemp 21
Lachie Jones 21
Tom Powell 21
Denver Granger-Baras 26
Dylan Stephens 26
Errol Gulden 26
Logan McDonald 26
Luke Jackson 26

 

2021 Bet Lab: That Was The Season That Was
Luke Jackson won the 2021 Rising Star Award. Photo: Melbourne

 

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