Betting Blog: Dockers to continue winning ways

Here are TAB.com.au's best betting options for the upcoming weekend of AFL action.

Best bets

Brisbane to defeat North Melbourne by 25 points or more at $1.68

The Brisbane Lions enjoyed a comfortable victory against the Western Bulldogs last Saturday night and they should continue their terrific form this season against North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.

The Lions suffered their third loss this year versus Richmond in Round 10 and just like the previous two losses, Brisbane bounced back with a 24-point win over the Bulldogs at the 'Gabba.

Eric Hipwood easily played his best game of 2020 with five goals with Lachie Neale should have garnered three Brownlow Medal votes with 36 disposals and one goal.

While the Brisbane Lions enjoy the heights of the upper rungs of the ladder, North Melbourne are occupying the lower rungs after a promising start to this season.

The Kangaroos slumped to their eighth loss in nine games with an insipid 57-point loss to Melbourne at the Adelaide Oval last Sunday night.

North Melbourne only kicked five goals versus the Demons and four of those were from one player - Nick Larkey.

If it wasn't for a morale-boosting 69-point thrashing of Adelaide at the 'Gabba in Round 9, the Kangaroos would be winless since an astounding 20-point upset of GWS at Giants Stadium in Round 2.

The Brisbane Lions will enjoy a percentage-boosting win over the languishing Kangaroos.

Fremantle to beat Carlton at $2.05

Behind first-year coach Justin Longmuir, Fremantle are starting to show signs that the future is bright with their young stars and they will pose problems for Carlton when they clash at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

The Dockers lost their first four games of the 2020 home-and-away season but have since managed to secure four wins from six games.

Fremantle's six-point victory over St Kilda in Round 6 at Metricon Stadium, which required a 36-point quarter-time comeback, has been the catalyst for the Dockers' resurgence.

Since returning home, brave losses to West Coast and Geelong have been followed by wins over Collingwood and Hawthorn featuring an organised game plan that befuddled the Magpies and Hawks.

While the Dockers have starred recently, Carlton have given up strong positions in eventual loss to Hawthorn and West Coast.

The Blues' defeat to the Eagles was not unexpected, but conceding a 31-point first-quarter lead and losing to the Hawks by 31 points in Round 9 was extremely disappointing.

Fremantle has won three of their last four encounters against Carlton and considering the difference between the Dockers' organised style and the Blues' leaky defence, Fremantle appeal as the slight outsiders.

Value bet

Jackson Macrae to gather 35 disposals or more at $2.90

Jackson Macrae has been a ball-magnet for the Western Bulldogs this season and he could have another case of leather poisoning when the Bulldogs play Adelaide at Metricon Stadium on Sunday.

Macrae secured 40 disposals versus the Brisbane Lions last Saturday night and he also grabbed 37 possessions when the Bulldogs played Richmond in Round 9.

Collingwood's Taylor Adams had 27 disposals last Tuesday night but in Adelaide's previous games, Melbourne's Clayton Oliver snared 34 possessions in Round 10, North Melbourne's Luke McDonald had 35 disposals in Round 9 and Essendon's Zach Merrett secured 33 possessions in Round 8.

The Western Bulldogs must simply defeat Adelaide to keep their finals hopes alive and Macrae's ball-snaring ability will be essential for a Bulldogs victory.

Best Multi

Brisbane to defeat North Melbourne by 25 points or more at $1.68

Fremantle to beat Carlton at $2.05

St Kilda to account for Essendon at $1.45

Hawthorn to win, draw, or lose by 25 points or less to West Coast at $1.90

Multi Price is $9.48