AFL Rugby Betting Pick: Tigers vs Western Bulldogs

One of the AFL 2022 seasons biggest games of the week is Tiger’s vs Bulldogs. We’ve organized the odds and stats to bring you our top betting picks for this weekend’s AFL Rugby. Tigers vs Bulldogs airs on April 9th, 2022 at 5:00 AM ET 

Top Round 4 AFL Rugby Picks: Tigers vs Bulldogs

In 2021, the Tigers were the first team to beat the Bulldogs, ending an undefeated streak last April. The game ended in a 22 point spread, and the Spread for this year’s first game offers only half their spread from 2021. Looking at the history of these two teams, our pick takes shape. 

  • It was the seventh Bulldogs game of the season, and the longest Bulldogs winning streak since 1987.
  •  Western Bulldogs went 15-7 for the season overall, while the Tigers went 9-12-1 by year’s end. 
  • The 2022 season looks like more of the same, with the Bulldogs not missing key players (like Josh Dunkley and Tim English.) 

They’re performing poorly this year at 1-2, and we see the Tigers winning outright, or missing a narrow victory. 

Odds on AFL Rugby Tigers vs Western Bulldogs 

Team Spread  Money Line  Total 
Richmond Tigers +11½, -115 +158 O 167.5, -115
Western Bulldogs  -11½ , -115 -190 U 167.5, -115

The Tigers are the underdogs, also 1-2 for the 2022 season. The under looks good, with last year’s game coming to a 120 total, and the Bulldogs last game scoring 131 total with Sydney. Your AFL bet should reflect Richmonds new players such as Josh Gibcus and Tom Brown. 
The Bulldogs have been scoring higher on average, but the Tigers kicking game has proved a problem for them in the past. 

Injuries and Replacements for Tigers vs Bulldogs

Dio Presita and Jack Riewoldt are back in for the Tigers after injuries and Covid tests. The Bulldogs have three players out, and are debuting a new draft pick in Tim O’Brien. They’ll be hinging on the performance of new players to beat the Tigers. 

Players like Bachar Houli make every game competitive. Many have counted the Tiger’s out with a low scoring season, but they’re just warming up. 


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Jacob Clark / Author

Jacob Clark had a 15 year career as a professional MMA fighter, coach, and Greg Jackson’s alum. Now, TikTok’s 12th most important BJJ influencer is bringing his sports and betting knowledge to you here at TheSportsGeek. He spends his time cooking vietnamese food and playing D&D with his family. You can meet him at jiu-jitsu open mats all over Indiana.

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