AFL Tips

AFL betting tips by Bet King including articles, previews and advice. If you’re looking for expert AFL tips during the season, Bet King will provide betting tips throughout the AFL season. We also include the best promotions for every week of the season and finals.

2018 AFL Grand Final Preview & Betting Tips

The 2018 AFL Grand Final will be played this Saturday afternoon between the Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles. SmitTips is back to preview the big game and give his betting tips here!

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2018 AFL Preliminary Finals Betting Tips

Richmond take on Collingwood Friday night and West Coast host Melbourne on Saturday afternoon in two massive prelim finals in the AFL!

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2018 AFL Finals Week 2 Betting Tips

Week 2 of the AFL finals is set to be a massive one with two blockbuster games at the MCG on Friday and Saturday night! We preview both games and give our betting tips here

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2018 AFL Finals Week 1 Betting Tips

The 2018 AFL Finals series gets underway this Thursday night with the Tigers taking on the Hawks! Preview and tips for all four games over the weekend here!

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2018 AFL Round 23 Betting Tips

SmitsTips is back this weekend with another betting preview for the final round of the AFL season here!

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2018 AFL Round 22 Betting Tips

Round 22 of the AFL will be a massive one with plenty a few finals spots on the line! Preview and tips for the key games of the weekend from SmitsTips here

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2018 AFL Round 21 Betting Tips

AFL Round 21 is set to be a massive one with up to nine teams still fighting for a the last five spots in the top eight! Preview and tips for the weekend’s action here

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2018 AFL Round 20 Betting Tips

AFL Round 20 kicks off Friday night with the Cats taking on the Tigers! See our preview and tips for the weekend’s action here

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2018 AFL Round 19 Betting Tips

Round 19 of the AFL kicks off on Friday Night with Essendon taking on Sydney at Etihad Stadium in what promises to be the first of many exciting games on Read More

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2018 AFL Round 18 Betting Tips

AFL Round 18 is set to be a big one with plenty of great games scheduled! See our preview and tips from SmitsTips here!

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How to bet on the AFL

Head to head – The most simple way to bet on the AFL is head to head. Simply back the winner out of the teams playing. This is recommended for backing the underdog at odds over $2 if you think they can cause an upset. It’s also recommended for building multi
Line/Handicap – The line determines the favourite and underdog in an AFL match. The team with a minus (-) line is the favourite and must win by the nominated total of points. The plus (+) line is given to the underdog and they must get within the points or win for a successful bet. Betting on the line is similar to betting on head to head. However, you can back the underdog with a bit more confidence if they happen to lose but get within the total points.
Total Points – There are two main options for betting on the total points – over and under. For every AFL match, a total points figure will be set. Betting on the over total points is recommended when two high scoring teams are playing each other. The under total is more suitable in the finals when scoring is harder.
First goal scorer – Bet on the AFL first goal scorer with this bet type. The forwards are generally the best bets and will come with better odds. But you can get good odds on a midfielder that kicks goals.
Multi-betting – Build a massive multi-bet on AFL matches during the season and finals.
Futures – Bet on the AFL Grand Final and other key AFL events before the season starts or during the season.

AFL Betting Strategies

Betting Promotions – During the season and AFL finals, most bookmakers will offer AFL betting promotions. Luckily at Bet King, we do the hard work and find the best promotions per week. Check in during the season and we’ll provide you with the latest AFL promotions.
Travel – In the AFL most teams are travelling fortnightly and this can impact their performance. Using Perth as an example, the Dockers and Eagles have to travel across country alot during the season and they do tend to struggle in away games. But when teams travel to Perth, they can struggle as well. Especially the week after a Perth match.
Injuries – If a team has key injuries, it’s best to back against them. For example, if Richmond is missing Dustin Martin, the chances of Richmond winning is much less as he’s such an important player. Injuries all affect the total points when teams are missing key players.
Byes – During the middle part of the season, each team will take a bye week. It’s important to note that teams that play after a bye are generally a better bet against a team that hasn’t had a bye yet.
Betting on underdogs – The AFL season is full of upsets and betting on the underdog can be profitable. This is especially true in the early rounds of the season when teams are still working on their game-plan and this can result in upsets.
Weather – The weather is a key element of AFL betting, especially when betting on the total points. In a rainy game, the total points is more likely to go under the points as scoring becomes harder. It also means the match is likely to end in a closer result which is handy for line betting on the underdog.
Find the best odds – We’ve reviewed the main players in the Australian bookmaker industry and you’ll find the best AFL betting bookmakers on our reviews page.