Freo money flows
It’s not every week that a team is sensationally backed after copping a 116-point belting.
But that’s the case with Fremantle, which has been the subject of a huge betting plunge to beat Carlton at Subiaco Oval tonight.
The Dockers, missing eight key players, were smashed by Hawthorn in Launceston on Saturday. But all the big names are back.
“The support for the Dockers is quite amazing. They have been backed from $1.75 into $1.65, with Carlton drifting from $2 to $2.20,” TAB Sportsbet’s Gary Davies said.
The money on the Dockers has come as a surprise to Davies.
“We have taken six times as much money on Fremantle as we have Carlton and as a result had to trim the Dockers up,” Davies said.
In a week full of betting activity, rumours – which proved correct – that Brisbane Lions skipper Jonathan Brown would miss tomorrow night’s clash against Sydney sparked a betting frenzy on the Swans.
Brown was best afield against Essendon in his 200th game on Sunday after missing a week with knee soreness.
“We have heard that Brown will miss the game after pulling up sore, and the Swans have firmed from $1.52 into $1.35, with Brisbane drifting to $3.05 from $2.50,” Davies said before yesterday’s announcement that Brown would miss the game because of a groin complaint.
In Brownlow Medal betting, Aaron Sandilands is out to $26, but could still cause an horrendous result for TAB Sportsbet.
“On April 6 a canny punter plonked $2000 on him at $151 for a $300,000 win,” Davies said.
“He got into $13 after Round 13, but is now back out to $26 after missing four games for the season and we are breathing much easier.”
The men’s world basketball championship starts tomorrow night in Turkey and two TAB Sportsbet customers are chasing a $100,000 collect.
The punters will cash in if either hot favourite, the US, or Greece can win the title.
The US and Greece are the remaining legs in two separate multi bets.
One bet of $5000 at $20.58 will result in a $102,940 pay day if the US is successful after the punter took a multi that included Collingwood ($1.15), Western Bulldogs ($1.50), St Kilda ($1.22) and Geelong all to win in Round 15, into Sydney Roosters ($1.95) and Gold Coast ($1.80) in the NRL, along with Germany finishing third at the soccer World Cup ($1.30) and Novak Djokovic winning a match at the US Open ($1.30).
The other multi bet was more precise – $130 wagered at $773.50 for a $100,555 payday.
It needed the match score in the Round 14 clash between Adelaide and Essendon between 161-170 points ($7), and the same bet type on Carlton and Brisbane between 181-190 points ($6.50), into Greece winning the world basketball title at $17.