With the 2020 AFL season steamrolling into its round 10 slate of action, it’s time to find out who’s in action and which teams are looking good against their AFL betting odds this coming week. With one round 10 matchup complete thanks to league-leading Port Adelaide’s win over Western in the wee hours of Monday morning, let’s find out what’s in store for the remainder of the round 10 schedule, along with their AFL odds.
AFL Round 10 Events Preview – Odds and Picks
Brisbane (7-2) vs. Richmond (5-3-1)
Brisbane is sitting in second place in the standings while Richmond is in fifth place. The Lions have scored 633 points while allowing 515 points defensively. Richmond has put 577 points on the board while allowing 493 points defensively. Richmond has won four of five including an emphatic 90-49 smackdown over Western the last time out. Brisbane has won three straight and four of five including an emphatic 91-28 blowout win over Essendon the last time out. Despite being on the road, I like Brisbane for the narrow win in this one!
- Pick: Brisbane 86 Richmond 78
- When: Tuesday, 4 August at 4:10 AM
- Money Lines: Lions -120 / Richmond +100
North Melbourne (3-6-0) vs. Geelong (5-4-0)
Geelong is in sixth place in the AFL standings, having scored 614 points while allowing 519 points defensively. North Melbourne is in 14th place in the 18-team standings with 540 points scored and 588 points allowed. Geelong has dropped two straight including a 73-64 road loss against West Coast on Saturday. North Melbourne snapped a four-game losing streak by smacking Adelaide senseless en route to a 119-50 rout on Friday. Despite their big win the last time out, I’m expecting Geelong to cruise over lowly North Melbourne in this one.
- Pick: Geelong 77 North Melbourne 64
- When: Wednesday, 5 August at 2:00 AM
- Money Lines: North Melbourne +215 / Geelong -255
Melbourne (3-5-0) vs. Adelaide (0-9-0)
Adelaide is in last place as the only winless team in the league. Adelaide has scored 413 points while allowing a league-high 729 points defensively. Melbourne is in 15th place in the standings, having scored 453 points while allowing 504 points defensively. Adelaide got smacked senseless in their humbling 119-50 loss against North Melbourne on Friday while Melbourne has dropped two straight including an embarrassing 83-32 blowout loss against Port Adelaide on Thursday. Melbourne might be awful this season, but they are easily, the lesser of two evils in this clash.
- Pick: Melbourne 82 Adelaide 56
- When: Wednesday, 5 August at 5:10 AM
- Money Lines: Adelaide +205 / Melbourne -245
Collingwood (4-4-1) vs. Sydney (3-6-0)
Collingwood is in 10th place in the AFL standings, having scored 525 points while allowing 470 points defensively. Sydney is in 17t place in the 18-team standings with 494 points scored and a whopping 634 points allowed. Collingwood has lost two straight and three of five, but they are still the pick to take care of business in this clash against a Sydney squad that has lost four of five, including an embarrassing 101-48 road loss against St. Kilda on Saturday.
- Pick: Collingwood 66 Sydney 60
- When: Thursday, 6 August at 2:40 AM
St. Kilda (6-3-0) vs. Gold Coast (4-5-0)
Gold Coast is in 11th place in the standings with 553 points scored and 543 points allowed. St. Kilda is now in third place in the standings, having scored 670 points while limiting their opponents to 534 points defensively. Gold Coast has lost two in a row and four of their last five including a 61-35 home loss against GWS on Sunday. St. Kilda enters this affair riding the wave of a three-game winning streak that includes an emphatic 101-48 beat-down of Sydney on Saturday. Despite being on the road in this clash, St. Kilda is the easy pick to win and cash in against a Gold Coast team that has hit the skids at the worst time.
- Pick: St. Kilda 89 Gold Coast 52
- When: Thursday, 6 August at 5:10 AM
Greater Western Sydney (5-4-0) vs. Essendon (5-3-0)
Essendon is in ninth place in the standings and has a winning record despite having scored 464 points while allowing 526 points defensively. Greater Western Sydney is in seventh place in the standings with 584 points scored and 559 points allowed. Essendon has lost two of their last three including a pitiful 91-28 home loss against Brisbane on Friday. GWS has won two straight and three of their last five including a 61-35 road win over Gold Coast on Sunday. After seeing Essendon’s performance in round 9, there is absolutely no way that anyone should be backing them in round 10.
- Pick: GWS 82 Essendon 50
- When: Friday, 7 August at 4:50 AM
Carlton, Fremantle, Hawthorn, West Coast