Wed, Jul 9, 12:52pm by Dominic Ciconte
An incredible 80 per cent of the cash wagered with Sportingbet.com.au on the head-to-head market for the match is for the Maroons – it’s fair to say that a large majority of the rugby world think a 3-0 whitewash at Suncorp Stadium is simply out of the question.
Queensland’s odds have tumbled in from $1.65 to $1.57 at Sportingbet, while the Blues have drifted to $2.45 from $2.25.
Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said that punters had rallied behind Queensland’s pursuit of revenge.
“The Blues have been friendless so far for game 3 and every ticket we do write for them, we’re writing five for Queensland,” he said.
“We’re also seeing significant support for Queensland at the line, where they are giving away four points start to NSW.”
AustralianGambling’s resident NRL expert tipster Rob Sheeley has also tipped a Manly win – check out his comprehensive betting guide to the match here.
The Queensland dominance is also trending heavily at Sportsbet.com.au.
In addition to the head-to-head market, Queensland is dominating the money in the first try-scorer market. Maroon powerhouses Darius boyd and Greg Inglis have been backed into $9 as favourites ahead of all others while the punters and bookies alike are expecting an all-Queensland night, posting Johnathan Thurston ($6) and Cameron Smith ($8) as the top two picks for the Man of the Match award.
Sportsbet’s Christian Jantzen said that the Maroons were too proud to lose on their home turf.
“Home ground advantage, as well as the fear of losing 3-nil, have been the contributing factors to such a short price for the Maroons, who’d still be stung by their first series loss since 2005,” he said.
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$9.00 Darius Boyd
$9.00 Greg Inglis
$10 Jarryd Hayne
$11 Billy Slater
$11 Will Chambers
$11 Daniel Tupou
Man of the Match
$6.00 Johnathan Thurston
$8.00 Cameron Smith
$8.00 Jarryd Hayne
$9.00 Robbie Farah
$10 Cooper Cronk
$10 Paul Gallen
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