For the second week in a row, the Bunnies have been the best result for bettors.
They might not have had it all their own way against the Panthers, but with Penrith giving few reasons of late to suggest they’d be any threat, South Sydney looked the most solid bet of the round for many and provided a nice return on investment.
The Roosters and Tigers also resulted in some handy collects for punters.
Melbourne won the game but it lost plenty of punters cash by doing it the hard way. With the line drifting from 13.5 out to a massive 17.5, the big money was on the Storm repeating their ANZAC Day hiding of the Warriors a year earlier, a scenario which, of course, was not to be.
The one-point margin, along with the Knights shock return to form in beating the in-form Eels, had the bookies dancing on the trading floor.
FIRST TRY FILL-UP
Latrell Mitchell made it back to back weeks of crossing first and, yet again, there was plenty of hard-earned behind him doing so, this week at $13.
Corey Oates is the standard go-to for many first try punters and, with the Broncos getting back to some form, the winger landed plenty of wagers at $6.
One punter took his tips for the round and walked away with a collect richer than some end of season prizes. His eight-leg $60 multi on all the weekend winners at odds of $75.24 returned him a cool $4514.30
BACKING THE FUTURE
A return to form for the Broncos and a hamstring injury to Shaun Johnson saw round seven combatants, Brisbane and Cronulla, swap prices in the premiership market, while at the top, things remained steady from week to week.
Roosters – $3.00 (steady)
Storm – $5.00 (steady)
Rabbitohs – $7.00 > $6.50
Broncos – $23.00 > $15.00
Raiders – $11.00 > $15.00
Sharks – $15.00 > $23.00
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Bulldogs – $2.25 > $2.50
Titans – $5.50 > $4.50
Knights – $5.50 (steady)
Warriors – $13.00 > $5.50