State Of Origin 2017 Betting Preview: Game 1

May 30th, 2017

The 2017 State Of Origin series gets underway from Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium with the homes side Queensland Maroons underdogs in the Game 1 State Of Origin odds.

Kicking off at 8:20pm (AEST), Game 1 of the series is shaping-up as a close affair with just one of the past 13 openers being won by more than nine points.

With the news Johnathan Thurston is officially out of the Queensland Maroons team, the State Of Origin betting markets on the Canetoads has them at $2 compared to $1.88 for the visitors.

There’s a weakened Queensland forward pack no doubt and how they go without the retired Corey Parker and injured Matt Scott will be key to this.

In for Thurston is Origin debutant Anthony Milford, a man capable of scoring from near anywhere on the field so the State of Origin First Tryscorer odds of $19 for him at Ladbrokes.com.au could be juicy.

State Of Origin Game 1 First Tryscorer Betting: Anthony Milford could be value at $19 – Ladbrokes.com.au

2017 State Of Origin Betting: First Tryscorer (Game 1)

  • Corey Oates (QLD) – $10
  • Blake Ferguson (NSW) – $11
  • Dane Gagai (QLD) – $11
  • Brett Morris (NSW) – $12

Recent State Of Origin history shows the Queensland squad have won eight of the past 13 series openers and with Darius Boyd coming into the Maroons No. 1 instead of Billy Slater, he and the five other Broncos players in the squad can bring something special to the old Lang Park.

They’ll have to hold off another New South Wales Blues team full of young talent however with James Tedesco to lead the way.

If the Blues salute for the punters, he’s a good hope to take out Man of the Match for Game 1 at $9 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 State Of Origin Betting: Man Of The Match (Game 1)

  • Cameron Smith (QLD) – $7
  • Cooper Cronk (QLD) – $8
  • Mitchell Pearce (NSW) – $8
  • James Tedesco ($9)

There’s been plenty of focus on who is missing for Queensland, but don’t forget that Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk are still there and ready to put in their usual gutsy efforts.

If they are on, they are more than capable of leading the Maroons to an upset despite the imposing NSW forward pack they are up against.

Bet on State Of Origin Game 1 2017 now at Ladbrokes.com.au.

*All odds quoted from Ladbrokes.com.au – subject to change