The two biggest ball magnets in the league will be going head to head this weekend but, in a sign of just the sort of form he is in, Gary Ablett is the $1.45 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet to get more of the ball than Collingwood’s Scott Pendlebury.
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Despite averaging almost 30 possessions a game this year, Pendles is the $2.62 outsider.
Both Ablett and Pendlebury are the front runners in Brownlow betting, but once again it’s Ablett way out in front, the clear $1.60 favourite ahead of Pendlebury at $7.00.
The news doesn’t get any better for Pendlebury in match betting, with more than six times the money bet on Gold Coast ($2.25) despite Collingwood being $1.70 favourites.
“We have hardly taken any money for the Pies and have drifted them out from $1.60. Collingwood will still start favourites, but Gold Coast’s price could continue to come in if they money keeps up at this rate,” saidsportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Ablett v Pendlebury
$1.45 Ablett to get more touches
$2.62 Pendlebury to get more touches
Gold Coast v Collingwood
$2.15 Gold Coast (in from $2.25)
$1.70 Collingwood (out from $1.60)
$1.60 Gary Ablett
$7.00 Scott Pendlebury
$10 Josh Kennedy
$16 Joel Selwood
$16 Travis Boak
$26 Dayne Beams
$28 Matthew Priddis
$31 Brent Harvey
$31 Patrick Dangerfield
$34 Dane Swan
$34 Nathan Jones
$34 Aaron Sandilands