Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is struggling to find punters willing to back NSW in Origin 2, with 78% of money on Queensland to win next week’s encounter.
Money favouring QLD by more than 3:1 to level series
$10,000 bet on Maroons taken at $2.60
The Maroons have firmed from $2.65 into $2.45 while the Blues have gone from $1.50 out to $1.57 on the back of the support for QLD.
Three and a half times the money has been placed on Queensland and nearly three times the number of individual bets.
One punter has had $10,000 on the Maroons at $2.60. Other bets on the outsiders include the lucky amount of $6,666.66 at $2.55 and $5,000 at $2.65.
“No one has wanted to touch NSW since the teams were named so punters believe Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston will be their state’s saviours,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
State of Origin Game 2
$1.57 NSW (out from $1.50)
$2.45 QLD (in from $2.65)
$1.90 NSW (-4.0)
$1.90 QLD (+4.0)
$2.63 NSW 1-12
$3.60 NSW 13+
$3.00 QLD 1-12
$8.50 QLD 13+