The Cowboys are now a $5.00 chance to win the wooden spoon with Sportsbet after having opened the season at $6.00 to win the NRL Grand Final.
Several punters picked it at the start of the season and took $501 for them to finish at the bottom of the ladder, with one punter having a $100 wager at $26 with the online bookmaker.
The Eels head wooden spoon betting on $1.85 and are the best backed, ahead of the Bulldogs ($2.70).
“It has been a huge fall from grace for the Cowboys. They were one of the team’s expected to be heavily involved in the finals, but the wheels fell off and now all interest is on them trying to avoid the wooden spoon,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ella Zampatti.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
NRL Least Wins (Wooden Spoon) 2018
$1.85 Parramatta Eels
$2.70 Canterbury Bulldogs
$5.00 North Queensland Cowboys
$11 Manly Sea Eagles
$34 Gold Coast Titans
$101 Newcastle Knights
$251 West Tigers
$501 Canberra Raiders