North Melbourne come off their bye week to meet the Lions at Etihad under a closed roof on Saturday night.
They welcome back club skipper Andrew Swallow but will be without defender Nathan Grima who i’ve been very impressed with this season.
North are big favourites for this match, giving up a 52.5 point start in the handicap market although there is still -44.5 with European firms Betsson and Betsafe if anyone can get set there and likes that option.
North have averaged 77.1 points for in 2014 with 80.7 against while the Lions have scored 64 and given up 109.8.
The Lions have scored 60 points in 5 of their 8 games and 57 against Essendon last week and i’d be odds on for them to score 60+ this week too. If they do that, North will have to score 113+ to cover the spread and having averaged just 77.7 points this season I think they are up against it.