With the 2020 AFL Telstra season heading into its eighth week of action, it’s time to find out who’s in action and which teams are looking good against their AFL odds, starting with Friday night’s pair of contests.
AFL Odds & Picks – 2020 Premiership Week 8 Games In the Spotlight!
Richmond Tigers (4-2-1) Vs. GWS Giants (3-4-0)
Greater Western Sydney is sitting in 13th place in the AFL standings with 12 points. GWS has scored a stellar 518 points while allowing 482 points defensively. Richmond is sitting in fifth place in the standings with 16 points. The Tigers have scored 437 points while allowing 382 points defensively. GWS has dropped two straight while Richmond has won three in a row.
- When: Friday, July 24th at 5:50 AM ET
- Where: Giants Stadium, Sydney
- Money Lines: GWS -161 / Richmond +129
Carlton Blues (3-4-0) Vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos (2-5-0)
North Melbourne is sitting in 17th place in the 18-team AFL standings with eight points. The Kangaroos have scored 364 points while allowing 474 points defensively. Carlton is sitting in 11th place in the standings with a dozen points. The Blues have scored 484 points this season while allowing 475 points defensively. North Melbourne has lost five straight while Carlton has lost two of three.
- When: Friday, July 24th at 11:05 PM ET
- Where: Gabba, QLD
- Money Lines: North Melbourne +165 / Carlton -208
Hawthorn Hawks (3-4-0) Vs. Sydney Swans (2-5-0)
Sydney is sitting in 16th place in the standings with eight points. The Swans have scored 386 points while allowing 480 points defensively. Sydney has dropped four straight games. Hawthorn is sitting in 14th place in the standings with 12 points. The Hawks have scored 390 points while allowing 496 points defensively. Hawthorn has lost three straight.
St. Kilda Saints (4-3-0) Vs. Port Adelaide Power (6-1-0)
Port Adelaide is sitting atop the standings with 24 points. The Power have scored a league-leading 520 points while allowing 338 points defensively. Port Adelaide has won two straight since suffering their only loss of the season in Week 5. St. Kilda is sitting in seventh place in the standings with 16 points. The Saints have scored 496 points while allowing 442 points defensively. St. Kilda picked up a convincing win in week 7 to improve to 3-1 over their last four games.
- When: Saturday, July 25th at 5:40 AM ET
- Where: Adelaide Oval, SA
- Money Lines: Port Adelaide -250 / St. Kilda +190
Essendon Bombers (4-2-0) Vs. Adelaide Crows (0-7-0)
Adelaide is in last place in the 18-team standings with zero points. The Crows have scored a league-low 304 points while allowing a league-high 548 points defensively. Winless Adelaide comes into this clash off a 78-55 home loss against St. Kilda in round 7. Essendon is sitting in 10th place in the standings with 16 points. The Bombers have scored 374 points this season while allowing 376 points defensively. Essendon had their two-game winning streak snapped in their 93-51 home loss against the Western Bulldogs in week 6.
- When: Saturday, July 25th at 11:05 PM ET
- Where: Adelaide Oval, SA
- Money Lines: Adelaide +165 / Essendon -208
Collingwood Magpies (4-2-1) Vs. West Coast Eagles (4-3-0)
West Coast is sitting in ninth place in the standings with 16 points. The Eagles have scored 415 points while allowing 413 points defensively. West Coast has won three straight including a convincing 62-32 road win over Fermantle on Sunday. Collingwood is sitting in fourth place in the standings with 18 points. The Magpies have scored 431 points while limiting the opposition to a league-low 298 points defensively. Collingwood has won two straight including a 57-35 win over Geelong on Thursday.
- When: Sunday, July 26 at 1:35 AM ET
- Where: Optus Stadium, WA
- Money Lines: West Coast -142 / Collingwood +114
Brisbane Lions (5-2-0) Vs. Melbourne Demons (3-3-0)
Melbourne is sitting in 12th place in the AFL standings with 12 points. The Demons have scored 372 points this season while allowing 368 points defensively. Melbourne has won two straight including an emphatic 91-48 smackdown of Hawthorn on Sunday. Brisbane is sitting in second place in the standings with 20 points. The Lions have scored 519 points to rank second in scoring while allowing 438 points defensively. Brisbane has won five of their last six and comes into this matchup fresh off an 88-68 road win over GWS on Friday.
- When: Sunday, July 26 at 4:10 AM ET
- Where: Metricon Stadium, QLD
- Money Lines: Melbourne +145 / Brisbane -181
Geelong Cats (4-3-0) Vs. Fermantle Dockers (2-5-0)
Fermantle is sitting in 15t place in the standings with eight points. The Dockers have scored 383 points this season while allowing 447 points defensively. Fermantle had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 62-32 home loss against West Coast on Sunday. Geelong is sitting in sixth place in the AFL standings with 16 points. The Cats have scored 502 points this season while allowing 430 points defensively. Unfortunately, Geelong had their three-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 57-35 home loss against Collingwood on Thursday.