Ben Hunt is the new face in the Queensland side, but New South Wales remain favourites to win at Suncorp Stadium.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has tightened the Maroons from $2.06 into $2.00 and NSW have eased from $1.76 out to $1.80.
The Blues are the best backed team to date with 57% of wagers ahead of the series decider.
“New South Wales were heavily backed when Jonathan Thurston was ruled out of the decider, but things are balancing out. The Blues have received the most money, but more bets have been placed on Queensland,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
State of Origin Game III
$1.80 New South Wales