It was a tough weekend for punters with only four of the eight favourites winning and the losers proving very costly.
The end result saw punters getting the better of bookies in just two matches – both on Friday night.
The Dragons were well backed to beat the Cowboys at home in the early match before a big move for Melbourne came off in a game which was pick-em just 24 hours earlier.
The Storm yet again proving the most reliable bet in season 2019.
There are numerous options for bookie’s best this round but diving deeper to pick the two standouts, it was opening game of the weekend where the Tigers got the better of the Bunnies against the odds before the Bulldogs bookended things with a shock victory over Cronulla.
After a tough few weeks, bookmakers were certainly smiling by the end of round 15.
FIRST TRY FRUSTRATION
First Try scorers also went the way of the bookmakers in round 15 with punters only coming out in front in two games.
Melbourne Storm speed machine Ryan Papenhuyzen was well found at $15, while Newcastle’s Edrick Lee at $9 was also a popular choice to cross first against the Broncos.
While many found it tough, one Ladbrokes punter mapped out his multi with confidence and it paid off it a big way.
Crossing codes for a round 15 fill-up, said punter had a $20,000 wager on Dragons -5.5 against North Queensland/Newcastle -3.5 versus the Broncos/Geelong -23.5 against Adelaide/Brisbane Lions -13.5 versus Melbourne.
The two code, four team play at $13.38 handing him a collect of $267,501.
BACKING THE FUTURE
The competition leaders finally moved ahead of the Bunnies in the premiership market as the Roosters remain steady after breaking their three-match losing streak.
Roosters – $3.25 (steady)
Storm – $4.50 > $4.00
Rabbitohs – $5.00 > $6.00
Sharks – $10.00 > $13.00
Raiders – $11.00 > $15.00
Knights – $13.00 > $15.00
Manly $17.00 > $15.00
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Bulldogs – $1.55 > $1.90
Titans – $2.90 > $2.25