With the 2018 AFL season kicking off this Thursday, below is our line-up of betting resources to assist you with your 2018 AFL betting.
The following AFL betting resources are available on this website.
2018 AFL Season Preview
Steve Matheson has published a comprehensive team-by-team 2018 AFL season preview, which includes futures betting tips for the premier, wooden spoon and Brownlow medal markets.
Weekly Previews with Betting Tips
Our weekly newsletter is published every Thursday night. It provides an overview of selected upcoming sporting events, provides betting tips and keeps you up do date with the latest features on AusSportsBetting.com and our sister site AusSportsTipping.com. You can subscribe to the newsletter using the form at the bottom of the page.
Bookmaker odds comparison
To assist you with model building, historical AFL data, including game results and bookmaker odds, can be found in the Data section. The data set is updated weekly and is available in Excel (.xlsx) format.
Our Beginner’s guide to sports betting provides a useful introduction to sports betting theory.
The top tipsters for each code will win $50,000 in cash at the end of the season and the top tipsters for each round will receive $5,000 in cash. The end of season prizes are awarded to everyone who finished in the top 250 for each code.
There is no obligation to bet when tipping. The competitions are open to all Sportsbet account holders and they are free to enter. No deposit is required.
You can sign up midway through the season. While this will make your chances of winning end of season prizes unlikely, you will still have as good a chance as anyone for the weekly prizes. The official closing dates for entry are 30/08/2018 for the NRL and 24/08/2018 for the AFL.
To participate, simply pick the match winners each round. Your ranking will depend on how many games you pick correctly. For a selected game each week you will also be asked to input your guess for the winning margin. Your accuracy for the winning margins serves as a tie-breaking rule. The NRL and AFL competitions are separate, so you can join one or both. Entry is free.
Our sister site provides the following 2018 AFL betting resources.
Interactive form guide
The Interactive AFL Form Guide enables you to filter each team’s form by home/away and strength of opponent. Note that the form guide will take a few game weeks to become insightful, but you can view the English Premier League form guide to get a good feel for how it works.
AusSportsTipping.com offers AFL match centres for every fixture. Each match centre provides bookmaker odds, member tipping tallies, form guides and in-depth performance guides for the game.
Line betting table
The AFL line betting table ranks each team based on how frequently they have covered the line this season. Figures are shown for home, away and all fixtures.
The AFL predictability index ranks each team based on the predictability of their score lines as measured by the accuracy of pre-game bookmaker lines. Figures are shown for home, away and all fixtures.
Betting value index
The AFL betting value index ranks each team based on their betting value in the head-to-head market. The data can be filtered by date.
Home advantage analysis
The AFL home-field advantage analysis compares each team’s winning records at home versus away. League averages and medians are also provided. The data can be filtered by date.
The AFL stadium analysis provides win records, average scores, betting value, line & over/under records, average total scores and win percentages for each team at each stadium.
The AFL Elo Ratings tool calculates the Elo ratings of each team using the parameters of your choosing.