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NRL Rd 1 Special: Saints $1.68 to beat Tigers, but

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  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    NRL Rd 1 Special: Saints $1.68 to beat Tigers, but Cowboys shock $2.05 outsider to Titans!


    Despite being the best-backed side to challenge Melbourne’s NRL supremacy, the Nth Qld Cowboys have opened a sensational $2.05 outsider with leading bookmaker Centrebet away to the Titans in the opening round!
    Centrebet has taken the unique and bold stance of opening round one head-to-head prices more than a week out from the whistle, and believe the Cowboys – despite being a well-supported $8.50 hope to land the title – are facing an uphill battle at the Gold Coast’s new Skilled Park without playmaker Jonathan Thurston!
    “We believe Thurston is next to no chance of playing, and while the Titans are now a $41.00 chance to win the title, and even well-backed to land the Spoon, their quicksilver backs are ready to do some first-up damage,” media chief Neil Evans said. “Thurston’s loss is immeasurable – and the market reflects that! I don’t think there’s ever been a $41.00 shot start favourite against an $8.50 second-elect in round one!”
    In other first round news, the Dragons have rebounded to be $1.68 favourite against an injury-riddled Wests Tigers, and could shorten up even more with the game headed for the SCG! “The Tigers have key players missing – and this is a set-up for the Saints,” Evans said.
    After all the drama surrounding international Jarryd Hayne and the Kings Cross shooting, Parramatta has emerged a $1.41 favourite on Centrebet to pump the Bulldogs, while in the season opener for the purists on March 14, the Roosters are a narrow $1.81 fancy against a fired-up Souths quoted at even money ($2.00). “This one could be the biggest betting match of the round. There’ll be money both ways, and it could end up being the survival of the fittest and the toughest,” Evans said.
    The Sharks, likely to be without the influential Greg Bird, are big $2.85 outsiders against Manly at Brookvale, while Canberra’s away form is up for immediate scrutiny opening a $2.55 outsider away to the Knights!
    The Storm is predictably the shortest-priced commodity of the round - $1.26 at home against the Warriors, while there should be no happy home-coming for former Bronco Petero Civinociva, with Penrith a battling $2.95 outsider to cause the upset at Suncorp!
    And in a Centrebet season special, punters can now bet on how many points their team will cover in the 26 rounds of home-and-away action!
    In premiership betting, the Roosters ($13.50) and the Cowboys ($8.50) continue to be the best-backed teams to upset the reign of Melbourne!
    “We’ve taken plenty on the Roosters in the last week, while North Qld has been solidly backed ever since the market was opened,” Evans said. “But the Storm certainly made a statement in the recent World Club Challenge loss to Leeds. “We’ve taken more on the $3.40 outright favourites since that match than in the previous three weeks!” Evans said
    NRL – ROUND 1
    $1.52 NEWCASTLE
    $2.55 CANBERRA
    $1.78 GOLD COAST
    $1.43 MANLY
    $2.85 CRONULLA
    $1.41 PARRAMATTA
    $2.90 BULLDOGS
    $2.20 WESTS TIGERS
    $1.68 DRAGONS
    $2.00 SOUTHS
    $1.81 ROOSTERS
    $1.40 BRONCOS
    $2.95 PENRITH
    $1.26 MELBOURNE
    $3.85 NZ WARRIORS
    $2.60 35-39 POINTS
    $2.75 40 PTS OR MORE
    $3.40 MELBOURNE
    $8.50 COWBOYS
    $8.50 PARRAMATTA
    $10.50 MANLY
    $13.00 BRONCOS
    $13.50 ROOSTERS
    $17.00 NZ WARRIORS
    $20.00 SHARKS
    $20.00 DRAGONS
    $21.00 SOUTHS
    $26.00 BULLDOGS
    $26.00 PENRITH
    $36.00 WESTS TIGERS
    $41.00 GOLD COAST
    $41.00 KNIGHTS
    $81.00 RAIDERS

    Log on to http://www.centrebet.com NRL to view its latest odds.
  2. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +29 /0
    No Thurston = No Cowboys. No surprise they are underdogs.

    Penrith are value imo

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