Like they have for more than a decade, Melbourne was again giving something back to the punters. After moderate early money for Penrith, the usual late trend toward the Storm eventuated and Craig Bellamy’s men did the rest.
It was a similar story for the Roosters who were also the subject of a successful late plunge.
It came early but it was big. Brisbane was the best-backed team of the round in singles and through multis, seen as a moral by punters.
In what proved a Thursday Night horror show for those looking to build a bank for the weekend, the Dragons torched punter’s plans and proved the bookie’s best friends.
Punters love to ‘back the story’ and Blake Ferguson taking on his old team and crossing first proved a profitable ‘story’.
He was well found at $11 but that was undoubtedly the highlight of his night as his former teammates took the two points.
Campbell Graham scoring the opener for South Sydney against the Gold Coast also proved a profitable finish to round three for first try bettors.
A couple of Nostradamus’ efforts of note out of round three.
One punter landed a cool $11080 for his 1st try scorer double of Reimis Smith (Bulldogs) into Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs), wagering $100 @ $110.80.
We all love landing 8 for 8 in the footy tipping and it’s even better when you back it. One Ladbrokes legend had a ‘tenner’ on his tips @ 210.97, resulting in a nice $2k return.
BACKING THE FUTURE
Storm – $7 > $5 (outright 2nd favourite)
Sharks – $19 > $15 Cowboys – $19 > $23
Titans – $67 > $126
Bulldogs – $2.10 > $2.50
Titans – $5 > $3.75