There were a few laughs when online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au put up NSW as $1.80 favourites for Origin 3, and QLD were soon brought into equal favouritism on the back of punter support, but the Blues have wrestled back top spot in the market.
- $7,000 bet on NSW at $1.92 forces Blues into outright favouritism
- Nearly 4 times as many individual bets on NSW for Origin 3
- Debutant James Tedesco most popular in First Tryscorer market
So we weren’t that crazy after all!
New South Wales are the new $1.90 favourites with the Maroons drifting slightly to $1.94.
In early betting, there was three times the money on QLD, however as it stands currently, Sportsbet is holding just one-third more money on the series-winning Maroons and the gap is closing quickly.
“Punters were quick to snap up the $2.00 for Queensland but as we’ve edged closer to kick off, we’ve seen a dramatic shift towards NSW and they’ve dominated the market in the past 48 hours,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
State of Origin 3
$1.90 NSW (in from $1.92)
$1.94 QLD (out from $1.92)
$2.85 NSW 1-12
$5.25 NSW 13+
$2.95 QLD 1-12
$5.50 QLD 13+
$9.00 Corey Oates
$10 Dane Gagai
$10 Blake Ferguson
$10 Josh Mansour
$10 James Tedesco
$13 Michael Jennings
$13 Greg Inglis
$15 Darius Boyd
$15 Josh Dugan