Gold Coast visit the Etihad Stadium on Sunday coming off an extended break after their bye in Round 8 while their hosts, the Saints, are off a 6 day break following their loss to Carlton on Monday night.
The Suns are 5 and 2 in 2014 with their two defeats coming against last season’s Grand Finalists Hawthorn and Fremantle. They’ve won their last 3 matches with the last of those in particularly impressive fashion against the Kangaroos at Etihad.
They have averaged 89.8 points per game with 87.7 conceded – the Hawks put 148 on them so that distorts the figures a bit and the second number drops to 77.6 taking that match out of the equation.
St Kilda have lost their last 3 games to put them at 3 and 5 for the season and they have averaged just 66.25 points for and 97.6 against.
The Suns are 4/3 in first quarters and 5/2 at half time in 2014 while the Saints are 1/7 and 3/5.
The Saints have relied heavily on Nick Riewoltd this season and he’s done well against the Suns so far with 17 goals in his last 4 games against them.
I hoping the Suns get off to a flier after their extended break and like them to lead at the end of each quarter in the quarter by quarter market at $1.85 with or and also at the line of -25.5 at $1.97 with