Betting Blog: GWS Giants backed to freeze Collingwood Magpies' final hopes

Best Bets

GWS to win at $2.45

Punters are tipping Collingwood to go out in straight sets on Saturday night, with 73 percent of TAB single bets on GWS to win. That weight of money has seen the Giants firm from $3 to $2.45.

If the Magpies lose, they will be just the seventh side in 19 years to not win a final after finishing in the top four.

Four of those six teams have been in the past four seasons; Geelong and Fremantle going out in straight sets in 2014, Sydney in 2015 and then-reigning premiers Hawthorn in 2016.

Hawthorn to win at $3.05

History suggests Hawthorn could be the bet of the season tomorrow night.

Under the current finals system, which started in 2000, no top four side that started as the underdog in the semifinal has ever lost.

On eight occasions, the most recent being Geelong last season, a team has secured the double chance but lost in the first week and has gone into the semifinal as the outsider.

Value Bets

Dustin Martin to win the Norm Smith Medal at $5.50

The reigning Brownlow Medallist has been best on ground in Richmond's past four finals. Who is going to stop him now?

GWS to win by 40+ points at $13

If the Giants had converted their chances last weekend, they would have won by 15 goals.

Melbourne/Hawthorn/Hawthorn/Hawthorn quarter by quarter leader at $18

This is what happened when the two sides met earlier in the season.

Best Multi Bet

GWS to win at $2.45

Hawthorn to win at $3.05

Multi = $7.47