Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is basically giving away free money. Punters know that Dustin Martin will bag the Brownlow tonight, one in particular, placing a huge $85,000 bet on the Tigers star at $1.05.
Over 40% of all money has been on Martin. After getting out to as much as $10, he’s shortened into $1.05.
The short price hasn’t been enough to deter punters, with other big bets of $19,600 and $15,000 coming in for him at $1.05 and a $14,500 bet at $1.20.
Martin is holding six times the money compared to second best backed Tom Mitchell ($12).
The worst result for the bookies would be Adelaide’s Matt Crouch who is currently paying $41. Sportsbet will fork out over $2.2million to punters if he wins.
“Punters are so sure that Dusty will bag the Brownlow that they’re getting creative with our BYO Brownlow Market instead. There’s $9.00 on offer for Dusty to get more votes than the whole Gold Coast team combined,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
2017 Brownlow Medalist
$1.05 Dustin Martin
$12 Tom Mitchell
$15 Josh Kelly
$41 Matt Crouch
$51 Rory Sloane
$101 Josh P. Kennedy
$101 Lance Franklin
$101 Marcus Bontempelli
$101 Dayne Beams