The Dockers and Magpies return from their bye weeks on Thursday night at Domain stadium (Patersons to you or I).
The Dockers would have been glad of the long break as their form had slipped more than a couple of notches recently, losing to the Tigers in round 10 before scraping home against the Suns the following week.
The Pies, however, had been in blistering form before the bye racking up four straight wins with a lowest winning score of 110.
Freo have an enviable record at the spread when coming off a 7+ day break, covering in 17 of their last 22 matches under these conditions.
I’m hoping the money comes for the Pies and we can get better than the current -25.5 on Freo.
The best bet in this match just has to be the unders with Freo going 22/36 to the under since 2012 off a long break, 8/18 at night, 16/28 at home and 13/23 as favourites at home.
The Pies also strongly favour the under when on the road. They are 4/14 interstate since 2012, 1/7 as I/S underdog, 13/28 at night and 20/32 off a long break.
I also like the opening quarter to go under with the Pies 3/8 this year and Freo 5/6.