Many Sportsbet punters believe Richmond is set for back-to-back AFL Premierships, with the Tigers hit with a $30,000 wager and a groundswell of support.
The Tigers opened the season at $11.50 and they are now $2.35 favourites and hold seven-times the money than second favourite West Coast.
Money just keeps coming for Richmond and punters are backing them like there is no danger. They’ve been playing some great footy and have a 21-game winning streak at the MCG, which is a great sign for their finals campaign.
Hoping either melbourne or GWS wins the flag
If richmond win again god helps can't stand listening to there fans
— James Hampton (@HammerHampton50) August 26, 2018
Ahead of Round 1, in March, Geelong were $9.00 and the best backed team to win the Premiership. The Cats are still in the hunt, but have eased slightly to $12.
The Eagles and Collingwood have been the surprise packets this season.
The Magpies were $51 and are into $8.00 third favourite. Their huge supporter base is right behind them with plenty of bets, including several $2000 wagers at $17.
West Coast were $41 outsiders to win the Flag and the Eagles are currently the $7.00 second favourites. Hawthorn also opened at $41 and are now $9.00, Melbourne ($31 into $10) have received plenty of staunch backing.
— Tim Hipsley (@TimHipsley) August 24, 2018
Of the top eight contenders the two Flag outsiders, Sydney ($16) and GWS ($18), were the top two picks at the start of the season on $4.50 and $4.90 respectively.