The State of Origin series between New South Wales and Queensland is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year and attracts a lot of interest when it comes to betting. The three-game series between the two sides is always one of the most watched television events each year.
2020 State of Origin Fixture
The 2020 State of Origin will be played in November for the first time in the history of the series due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The historic move will see the series played over three consecutive Wednesday nights.
The new dates for the matches will be:
Origin I – Wednesday 4 November
Origin II – Wednesday 11 November
Women’s State of Origin – Friday 13 November
Origin III – Wednesday 18 November
State of Origin Betting
The State of Origin series undoubtedly is one of the biggest sports betting events of the year. The massive interest the series generates both domestically and internationally it’s no surprise that bookmakers focus a lot of their promotions around the event.
The three-game series will allow for hundreds of seperate betting markets on each match. The most popular betting market is the State of Origin overall series winner. The overall series winner is required to win two of the three matches.
Head-to-head markets are the also popular among punters who are keen to wager on individual games. Outside of H2H betting, punters will also take a keen interest in the margin betting markets along with line betting.
Casual punters often take a keen interest in betting on man of the match markets and first try scorer markets. These can be tough to pick but rewarding should you successfully pick the winner.
State of Origin Man of the Match Betting
Man of the Match is a popular exotic market that punters like to bet. Over the years there have been some controversial results that have left punters scratching their heads but the market continues to be one of the biggest betting markets of the Origin Series.
State of Origin First Try Scorer Betting
Much like NRL First Try Scorer markets, the State of Origin First Try Scorer is one market that punters love to bet on. Although it can be tough to pick, it’s also financially rewarding should you manage to pick the first try scorer. The introduction of The Bunker has seen some tries overturned in previous years leaving a bitter taste in some punters mouths.
State of Origin Live Streaming & TV Coverage
Watching the State of Origin series has never been easier with each game broadcast live and free on Channel 9 and available to watch on the NRL app using the NRL Digital pass.
State of Origin Recent Series Winners
Queensland has had a clear upper hand over New South Wales in recent series’ but with a host of stars retiring in recent years New South Wales will be looking to hit back at their rivals.
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How do I bet on the State of Origin?
Looking to bet on the State of Origin? Betting online is surprisingly easy. There are a range of bookmakers you can bet with including Sportsbet, BetEasy and Ladbrokes. Once you've selected an online bookmaker you'll be able to create an account and make a deposit in minutes! Once your account is set up you'll be able to browse all the State of Origin markets and place your bet.