Fri, Feb 3, 3:03pm by Kevin Pitstock
Leading online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has installed Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall as the $7.00 favourite to win the 2012 Dally M Medal.
Marshall is the only player opened in single figures with his closest rival being star North Queensland Cowboys playmaker Jonathan Thurston, who is priced at $11.
Melbourne Storm duo Billy Slater and Cameron Smith are on the third line of betting at $13 with Sharks enforcer Paul Gallen rounding out the top five at $15.
“Not much more needs to be said about Benji Marshall and the way he plays the game. He’s a phenomenal player,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
“We have the Tigers as equal Premiership favourites too so if it all goes as we are anticipating, it could be a very special year for Benji, the Tigers and their parochial fans.”
Manly’s Brett Stewart is a $21 chance, new Eels recruit Chris Sandow is at $26 alongside teammate Jarryd Hayne while 2010 Dally M Medalist and new Cronulla Shark Todd Carney is priced at $29.
St. George Illawarra gun Jamie Soward is at $41 with Darius Boyd, Luke Lewis, Ben Barba and Braith Anasta. Rabbitoh Sam Burgess is at $67 and Jamie Lyon is at a juicy $126.
“Any of the top 20 to 30 players could win it so there is plenty of value to be had. Just talking about the Dally M gets you excited for the new season which can’t come quick enough.”
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$7.00 Benji Marshall
$11 Jonathan Thurston
$13 Billy Slater, Cameron Smith
$15 Paul Gallen
$21 Brett Stewart
$23 Kurt Gidley
$26 Daly Cherry-Evans, Cooper Cronk, Chris Sandow, Jarryd Hayne, Josh Dugan
$29 Glenn Stewart, Todd Carney
$34 Robbie Farah, Kieran Foran
$41 Jamie Soward, Darius Boyd, Ben Barba, Luke Lewis, Braith Anasta
$51 James Maloney, Scott Prince, Matt Bowen, Matt Srama, Jarrod Mullen, Terry Campese
$67 Sam Burgess, Sam Thaiday, Tim Moltzen
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