State Of Origin Betting 2016
State Of Origin Betting News
The 2016 State of Origin series will draw to a close when New South Wales host Queensland in Game 3 at ANZ Stadium tonight, Wednesday July 13th. Queensland have already secured the series win off the back of two typically-impressive performances in games 1 and 2, but there is still…
State Of Origin Betting
The most exciting time of year for all rugby league enthusiasts in Australia is midway through the NRL season, when Queensland’s mighty Maroons take on the New South Wales Blues in the three-match tournament that tests the loyalty and ability of the nation’s greatest players, yep it’s State of Origin time!
Rugby League is one of Australia’s most loved and watched codes of football, and the intensity and passion tied up in the annual State of Origin series means the betting markets available on the three matches are a favourite with punters across the nation.
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State of Origin betting is very popular because of the status and quality of the competition, and it is one of Australia’s most bet on sporting events. Played in front of sell out stadiums and broadcast to millions of viewers, State of Origin betting has become a sort of backyard tradition, with mates in every Queensland and New South Wales suburb swapping cartons of beer and I.O.U’s at the end of the series each year. Throughout State of Origin history, punters have always played a big role in the game’s following.
But that entertainment and excitement of having a bet on the State of Origin can be upped even more by placing a wager on the tournament through a bookmaker. State of Origin betting provides punters with a smorgasbord of sensational opportunities to make a real profit from their selections and predictions!
You can place bets on the three individual State of Origin matches, or on the series as a whole. Obviously the most widely accepted and bet on wages are for the series winner, whether Queensland or New South Wales will secure two of the three matches to take the shield for that season and earn the right to boast and brag for the next year!
Head-to-head betting is also available for each of the three games. Ante-post betting markets open on who will win Origin game one and the series before the selectors have even announced their teams! So to get a hold of the best State of Origin betting odds for the match and series winners, get in early with the ante-post betting action!
State of Origin Series Betting:
Besides the standard ‘Origin Winner’ bets, placing a wager on the series result, often referred to as the State of Origin series score market, can provide better value with larger stakes wagers for those punters looking for a more profitable and serious return. There are three options open on each state for series betting, 2-1, 3-0 or Draw (1-1-1). Often the series winner is a short-priced market as the squad selections and past State of Origin results make the favourite state in the betting markets clear, and so the paying dividends are not quite as high as the value found in series score betting.
When wagering on the State of Origin series score, you can consider factors like who has the home ground advantage, playing 2 of the 3 matches at their home ground. Each year Queensland and New South Wales alternate this advantage, and it is important to remember that crowd support can go a long way in such a heated competition.
State of Origin Standard and Exotic Betting Markets:
There are other standard selections of rugby league odds offered on the State of Origin besides match winner including handicap or line betting, and margin betting. You can also bet on the first try scorer’s jersey colour; whether he’s a Blues player or a Queenslander.
Some of the best bet types offered on the State of Origin pre-season are on the player selections. There is a terrific array of betting options regarding which players will be selected to play in the season’s State of Origin. Especially popular are bets on who will fill the key field positions including halfback, five-eighth and fullback, as well as who will be named the captain of each team. The key indication for who will be selected for the State of Origin squads is the players’ performance and form in the NRL season leading up to the Origin matches. Keep an eye on the standout players of the season with the most impressive match statistics such as metres gained per match, tackle breaks, break assists, try assists, and kick metres, as a guide for your Origin selections.
Bookmakers also trade in a variety of exotic betting markets for the State of Origin matches. One of the most popular exotic wagers on the State of Origin games because of the superior quality of selected players, and the high paying dividends is the Man of the Match. Exotic bet types are a fantastic way to increase the size of your winning payouts, and add to the excitement of each play made in the game, not just the overall result. Other exotic bets include:
- Half Time/Full Time Double
- Race to 10 Points
- 1st Try Scorer
- Time of First Try
- First Team to Score
- Total Game Score
- Exact Score
- Exact Winning Margin.
So next State of Origin get behind your state by taking advantage of the excellent sports betting markets open on the competition. See if your selections earn you some extra cash so you can celebrate the win of your state in style! Remember, the State of Origin series doesn’t end with the full-time whistle, this State vs. State rivalry will never be settled as there is always next year! If you want to get right into the action, try purchasing some State of Origin Tickets! For more State Of Origin we recommend checking out our partner for your State of Origin News.