“We took more than 200 individual bets for Mitchell, compared to just 10 for Ablett, in a three hour period on Friday morning and there’s no sign of the bets stopping,” Sportingbet Australia spokesman Andrew Brown said.
“Punters backed Mitchell to win more than $150,000 with us in the space of just 24 hours,” Brown said.
Mitchell is now a clear-cut third favourite in betting behind Gary Ablett at $1.75 and Joel Selwood at $5. Scott Pendlebury is $11 and Dane Swan at $14.
“Our analysts put Mitchell on 24 votes and six votes behind Ablett, so at this stage we’re more than happy for the bets to keep coming,” Brown said.
Mitchell is a clear-cut $1.25 favourite ahead of Luke Hodge at $4.25 to win the most votes of any Hawthorn player.
2013 AFL Brownlow Medal
Sportingbet Australia market
Gary Ablett $1.75
Joel Selwood $5.00
Sam Mitchell $6.50
Scott Pendlebury $11.00
Dane Swan $14.00
Sam Mitchell $15.00
Kieran Jack $26.00
Patrick Dangerfield $31.00
Michael Barlow $36.00
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