Thu, May 8, 4:27pm by Clarinda Campbell
Match: North Queensland Cowboys vs. Brisbane Broncos – NRL Round 9
When/Where: 7:40pm, Friday, May 9 at 1300 Smiles Stadium
AUD $100 Free Bet: www.IASbet.com
IN a few weeks time, they’ll be united as one in a State of Origin battle, but this week, the boys from Brisbane and North Queensland are going to war.
The Queensland derby, the second in 2014, will be a keenly-contest one after a dramatic Brisbane win in Round 2.
Matches between these two sides are always a tight tussle and on the majority of occasions, neither side has scored more than 20 points each.
There’s some value to be had in the betting here. We’ve narrowed our focus to the points scored markets – we see that as your best and safest avenue to make some tidy profits.
Here’s a look at the betting markets available on the points scored in this match.
IASbet.com is offering the following:
Under 38.5 points: $1.90
Over 38.5 points: $1.90
In the nine matches between these sides since 2011, the Cowboys have scored an average of just over 17.5 points and the Broncos have scored an average of nearly 16 points.
These figures are below the averages of what the teams have scored per game this season. In the first eight rounds this year, the Cowboys have averaged 20 points and the Broncos have averaged 22.5 points.
The meetings between these sides are tough encounters, which explains the lower averages. If you considered the history between the two sides, then the “Under 38.5 points” market presents as the best betting option.
If you wanted to base your judgment on how each team has performed this year, IASbet.com has an “Alternative Total Match Points” market that is offering odds of $2.47 on there being over 42.5 points in the match.
Cowboys Under 18.5: $1.90
Cowboys Over 18.5: $1.87 @ sportsbet.com.au
At home this year, the Cowboys have scored an average of 28.5 points. Since 2011 against the Broncos, the Cowboys have averaged 19 points at home. Sportsbet is offering odds of $1.87 on the Cowboys to score more than 18.5 points.
Broncos Under 18.5: $1.76
Broncos Over 18.5: $2.02
The Broncos have scored an average of 23.5 points on the road this year. Away against the Cowboys, the Broncos have scored an average of 17 points.
If you were keen to place a bet on the Broncos in this market, the “Under 18.5 points” is the suggested market.
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