2022 Bet Lab: 5 Rising Star Value Picks

Beyond the favourites there are multiple chances that can win the 2022 Rising Star Award, for the purpose of this article we’ll look at those players currently listed at odds above $10. 

Last year Luke Jackson won the award, he was listed at $26 to win prior to Round 1. 

There appears to be several options for an early investment at value, we have listed only 5 that might need some consideration.  


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Braeden Campbell $13

Campbell played 8 games in 2021 including his first 6 at Sydney to kick-off the season, he averaged 14.0 Disposals 3.2 Marks & 1.4 Tackles. 

He will likely consolidate his position in the Swans team in 2022, a move further up the ground from his initial half-back position is also expected which could see a sharp increase in disposal average. 


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Finlay Macrae $26

Macrae played 9 games in 2021, he averaged 12.8 Disposals 2.9 Marks & 1.0 Tackles. 

He has an ability to accumulate disposals at a high rate, it is expected he will see an increase in opportunities to play through the midfield at Collingwood in 2022.


Heath Chapman $26

Chapman managed 6 games in his debut season, he averaged 14.2 Disposals 4.5 Marks & 1.7 Tackles. 

He will be a feature in the Fremantle defence in 2022, expect an ability to intercept mark at an excellent level which is likely to be highly noticeable for those that are voting. 


Lachie Jones $34

Jones was able to play 6 games in 2021, he averaged 13.5 Disposals, 3.7 Marks & 1.3 Tackles. 

He is a well built defender that can accumulate disposals at a reasonable rate with opportunities, a full season in 2022 without injury could put him in to consideration. 


Zach Reid $51

Just the 1 game for Reid in 2021, he recorded 10 Disposals & 1 Mark. 

The tall key position player should be set to see multiple opportunities for the Bombers in 2022, expect an increase in games with genuine impact through his marking ability. 


There is a certain unintended theme with those selections, they all were drafted before 2021.


*The decision to invest in long term prop markets needs to be taken into consideration, your’e locking your money up for a significant amount of time with the winner announced late-August/early-September 2022. Cash-out options are available at selected sportsbooks. 


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2022 Rising Star Odds

Nick Daicos 4.33
Jason Horne-Francis 5.00
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan 7.00
Finn Callaghan 8.00
Logan McDonald 10
Jake Bowey 12 
Josh Ward 12
Braeden Campbell 13
Josh Rachele 13
Neil Erasmus 15
Sam Darcy 15

More odds at Sportsbet


2021 Rising Star Top 5

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


Odds Source: Sportsbet
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