Now that the 2018 AFL season proper is over the Brownlow votes have been cast and are now final. Throughout the season we have worked on our own Brownlow Medal Predictor where we tried to see each AFL game through the umpires eyes and cast our votes in the same 3,2, 1 format. I have used the predictor to find the best bet in each team for the most votes category. Remember these votes are just predictions and the umpires may see the game differently, gamble responsibly.
We have Rory Laird as a clear winner for Adelaide, he had a strong start and finish to the year and we expect him to poll well although he is un-backable at $1.04.
Top 3 Adelaide vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Adelaide most votes – Rory Laird $1.04 @ BetEasy
Like Rory Laird for Adelaide we have a clear leader at Brisbane in Dayne Beams but the bookies have removed Beams from betting markets which makes Zorko the most likely to claim most votes for Brisbane.
Top 3 Brisbane vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Brisbane most votes W/O D. Beams – Dayne Zorko $1.30 @ BetEasy
Patrick Cripps was the one shining light at Carlton all year and will easily poll the most votes for the Blues. Like Beams the bookies have removed Cripps from the Carlton betting markets which makes Kade Simpson our pick to take out top votes for the Blues.
Top 3 Carlton vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Carlton most votes W/O Cripps – Kade Simpson $1.50 @ Ladbrokes
Throughout the year we tried to pick our votes like an umpire would see the game so therefore we have ruckman Brodie Grundy on a lot less votes than most people believe he’ll finish on.
Top 3 Collingwood vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Collingwood most votes – Steele Sidebottom $4.33 @ Ladbrokes
The Bombers will have a close finish with both Heppell and Merrett playing great footy from midyear onwards. We had Zach Merrett the clear standout in a few games this season so we think he might lead Essendons votes at nice odds of $3.50.
Top 3 Essendon vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Essendon most votes – Zach Merrett $3.50 at BetEasy
Another close one at Fremantle with Lachie Neale and Nat Fyfe finishing 1 vote apart according to our brownlow predictor. The bookies have Nat Fyfe as a raging favourite for Freo but we didn’t see it that way and like the $5.00 you can snap up for Lachie Neale at Ladbrokes.
Top 3 Fremantle vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Fremantle most votes – Lachie Neale $5.00 @ Ladbrokes
Gary Ablett came down and re-joined Geelong for the 2018 season which paid off in spades with the little master being a solid contributor all season. We have him edging out Patrick Dangerfield as the highest vote getter for the Geelong Cats.
Top 5 Geelong vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Geelong most votes – Gary Ablett $5.00 @ BetEasy
A bit of a lottery this one with the Gold Coast Suns being so pathetic all year but we think Brayden Fiorini or David Swallow are worth a bet at $7.00 and $5.50 respectively.
Top 5 Gold Coast vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
|Brayden Fiorini||Gold Coast||4|
|David Swallow||Gold Coast||4|
|Jarrod Witts||Gold Coast||3|
|Jarryd Lyons||Gold Coast||3|
|Aaron Young||Gold Coast||2|
Lachie Whitfield played some standout games this season but Stephen Coniglio put together his best season of his career and was more consistent throughout which should see him get the win in this category.
Top 3 GWS vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
GWS most votes – Stephen Coniglio $2.25 @ Neds
Another clear winner in Tom Mitchell here but the bookies have taken him out of this market which leaves Jaegar O’Meara as our best bet for Hawthorns vote leader.
Top 3 Hawthorn vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Hawthorn most votes W/O T. Mitchell – Jaegar O’Meara $3.00 @ Ladbrokes
Like what we did with Brodie Grundy at Collingwood we have given Max Gawn less votes than most people predict he’ll receive due to umpires neglecting ruckmen in the past. Therefore we have Clayton Oliver on top for the Dees.
Top 4 Melbourne vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Melbourne most votes – Clayton Oliver $2.65 @ BetEasy
Shaun Higgins is a clear and un-backable favourite at North Melbourne paying $1.20 at Ladbrokes which we think is far too short and Ben Cunnington will go close to beating him. Leave this one alone.
Top 3 North Melbourne vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
|Shaun Higgins||North Melbourne||12|
|Ben Cunnington||North Melbourne||10|
|Ben Brown||North Melbourne||8|
North Melbourne most votes – Shaun Higgins $1.20 at Ladbrokes
The kingpunters brownlow predictor has Ollie Wines leading Port Adelaide’s vote count by 3 votes over Jarred Polec and Robbie Gray. Worth a bet at $2.55.
Top 4 Port Adelaide vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
|Ollie Wines||Port Adelaide||12|
|Jarred Polec||Port Adelaide||9|
|Robbie Gray||Port Adelaide||9|
|Chad Wingard||Port Adelaide||8|
Port Adelaide most votes – Ollie Wines $2.55 at BetEasy
We have Dusty by a couple of votes over Kane Lambert who had a standout year. Dustin is paying $1.03 which is clearly un-backable, you might want to take a risk on Kane Lambert who is paying $12’s.
Top 4 Richmond vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Richmond Most Votes – Dustin Martin $1.03 at BetEasy
The Brownlow Predictor has this as a two horse race between Seb Ross and Jack Steven. Seb Ross is worth a punt at $5.00 on BetEasy.
Top 4 St Kilda vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
|Sebastian Ross||St Kilda||9|
|Jack Steven||St Kilda||8|
|Jack Steele||St Kilda||5|
|Jade Gresham||St Kilda||5|
St Kilda most votes – Seb Ross $5.00 at BetEasy
Josh Kennedy was a clear standout in what was by their standards a mediocre season for the Sydney Swans.
Top 4 Sydney vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
Sydney Most Votes – Josh Kennedy $2.85 at BetEasy
Andrew Gaff had clearly his best season of his career racking up disposals in every game he played until he got suspended for a brain fade where he knocked Andrew Brayshaw out. The bookies have Elliott Yeo as favourite for the Eagles but in my opinion Gaff had a more complete season.
Top 3 West Coast vote getters according to our Brownlow Predictor:
|Andrew Gaff||West Coast||28|
|Elliot Yeo||West Coast||17|
|Jack Redden||West Coast||15|
West Coast most votes – Andrew Gaff $2.40 @ BetEasy
Another clear standout for the Bulldogs and Jack Macrae should win this category by a massive amount, un-backable with the bookies at $1.05 though.
Western Bulldogs most votes – Jack Macrae $1.05 at BetEasy
Most Team Votes Summary – Best Value
The conscious decision to give Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy less votes due to umpires historically not awarding many votes to ruckmen may backfire but it has opened up some great value in the Collingwood and Melbourne markets with Steele Sidebottom and Clayton Oliver representing $4.33 and $2.55 respectively.
Lachie Neale at $5 is great value, he might get pipped by Fyfe but Neale played every game of the year compared to Fyfe who missed 7 matches through suspension and injury.
Josh Kennedy should be a clear leader at Sydney and is currently paying $2.85 at Ladbrokes and we have him 8 votes ahead of the next best Sydney player in Jake Lloyd.
Andrew Gaff at $2.40 is great odds for a player that had his best season of his career and was solid throughout.
Good Luck with your Brownlow punting.
Brownlow Most Team Votes Multi Bet
Although many bookies are offering Most Team Votes as a market only a select few let you multi them together, Neds are currently allowing team multi bets so join here today. See our recommended Team Vote Multi bet below.
- Steele Sidebottom
- Zach Merrett
- Clayton Oliver
- Ollie Wines
- Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
Most Team Votes Multi Bet ODDS – $117 at Neds
Place $50 on this multi and get a return of $5,868 on brownlow medal night if it is successful.
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