The Port Adelaide Power will look to extend their winning ways when they take on a Carlton Blues squad that will be looking to move up the standings after reaching the top 8 last week. With Port Adelaide sitting atop the AFL standings and Carlton looking to pull off the huge upset, let’s find out where the best value lies in this round 7 clash on Saturday so you can place your bets against their AFL odds.
AFL Pemiership Round 7 Betting Picks – Port Adelaide Vs Carlton
Why Bet On Carlton
Carlton is sitting in eighth place in the AFL standings with 12 points while scoring 423 points this season and allowing 411 points defensively. Believe it or not, it’s been a whopping seven years since the Blues last reached top eight, but they did so last week by recording an emphatic 103-51 win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday. Carlton pressured the Bulldogs into a plethora of mistakes and despite losing the inside 50 count greatly, the Blues were far more hurt the Dogs over the back end with great transition and clearance control. Eddie Betts scored a team-high four goals and harry McKay added three goals. Now, heading into round 7, the Blues will not need to make any changes as Patrick Cripps and Marc Murphy are both ready to play after suffering minor injuries last week.
Why Bet On Adelaide
Port Adelaide improved to 5-1 in 2020 after taking out GWS 63-46 on Sunday as Robbie Gray, Travis Boak and Steven Motlop all scored goals. The Power are sitting atop the AFL standings with 20 points, while scoring 456 points and allowing 277 points defensively. Defensively, Port Adelaide kept the Giants in check all game before going bonkers in the final term to get the convincing win. Now, a game clear at the top of the ladder, the Power will be without Brad Ebert who is serving a suspension for rough conduct and Cam Sutcliffe, who is out with a hamstring injury, making room for the return of Xavier Duursma and Tom Rockliff.
General Game Info Carlton Blues (3-3-0) vs Port Adelaide Power (5-1-0)
- When: Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:05 PM ET
- Where: The Gabba – Brisbane, Queensland
- Port Adelaide Vs Carlton Live: AFL Global Pass
- Money Lines: Blues +190 / Power -238
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Carlton is on a nice, three-game winning streak, the Blues will find taking out the elite Port Adelaide Power too tough a task in round 7. Charlie Dixon and Robbie Gray will almost certainly be the best two players on the pitch in this contest and really, Port Adelaide is just too good for Carlton to keep pace with in this affair. Not only have the Power lost just once this season, but they’ve held each of their last four opponents to 48 points or less while Carlton has given up 51 points or more in each of their last five games while allowing 77 points or more in two of those contests. Carlton will be full of confidence in this clash, but it just won’t be enough for them to get the huge upset of the top-ranked team in the AFL right now. Keep it simple and back the better team in this one – Port Adelaide!
Pick: Port Adelaide Power -238