MB will correct me but don't bookies stack the odds based on outlay in order to protect themselves. Good money to Manly mean that the odds shorten. If I was a betting man I couldn't put that sort of money up with any confidence at all!
Im not a betting man and this weekend im not sure i'd put money on either manly or st george to win but CW is right. The more money outlayed on a ceratin team changes the odds accordingly so the bookies never lose money.
I am going to give the punt on this game a miss. I will be there on Sunday cheering for Manly but from a betting point of view, and I know that Barrett is out, I just can't see how anyone believes with any confidence that we will win this one and the odds are way too skinny.