Bet Of The Day June 17

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day June 17

The AFL Round 14 match between St Kilda and Essendon features as’s best bet for Friday June 17.

Bet Of The Day June 17 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

Key Points

  • St Kilda have won eight of their last 11 games
  • Essendon have lost 10 of their 12 games this season
  • St Kilda have won two of the last three meetings between the teams
  • Zach Merrett has claimed 25+ disposals in 13 of his last 14 games
  • Dyson Heppell has claimed 20+ disposals in nine of his last 10 games

We’re off to the AFL for today’s best bet as St Kilda look to keep pace with the top four when they come up against embattled Essendon.

St Kilda have put together a solid season to date, but after last week’s loss to the Lions – which snapped a run of three straight victories – they need to return to the winners circle in order to stay in touch with the contenders near the top of the table.

With five teams currently on 32 points, the Saints need to break away from the pack and there’s few better opportunities to do just that than facing Essendon at the moment.

The Bombers are languishing in 16th spot on the ladder after 13 rounds, with only West Coast and North Melbourne below them on the ladder.

Essendon have won just two of their 12 games for the season and come into this encounter on the back of a four-game losing streak. Their only two wins for the season came over the Crows and Hawks, who are in the two places above them on the ladder. Needless to say, the Bombers haven’t defeated a team in the current top eight all season.

As a result, we are backing St Kilda to prevail here, and to add some value, we’re adding a couple of disposal bets.

We like Zach Merrett to get at least 25 disposals here – the midfielder averages 30 disposals for the season and has claimed 25+ in 13 of his last 14 matches.

We’ll also be jumping on Dyson Heppell to record 20+ disposals – something he’s done in nine of his last 10 outings, while he also averages 24 against the Saints and 23 for the season.



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