of eight favourites were victorious in the final round of the season and
punters, like bookmakers, fancied all of them.
Of the five, three favourites covered the handicap but it was Penrith who delivered punters the biggest fill-up.
Panthers represented more than 90 per cent of Ladbrokes hold on the match which
proved a wipeout for bookmakers, whilst St George Illawarra and Canterbury also
provided strong wins.
The Bulldogs have been a bookmaker’s best friend for the last quarter of the season and bowed out of 2019 in that mould. With the Broncos one of the best-backed teams of the week, Canterbury delivered the bookie a much-needed win.
Warriors upset of Canberra also went the bookies way with that result knocking
out a large number of mutis as well.
FIRST TRY FILL UP
Only three of the eight first try
scorers went the way of the punters with Michael Jennings (Eels, $14),
Sebastian Kris (Raiders, $8), Briton Nikora (Sharks, $19) all well found.
Titan Jai Arrow ($31) went over
first with barely a bet on him.
It wasn’t a game which was of
interest to many but, for one punter, the Dragons Titans game was one he’ll
Whilst a somewhat odd combination,
his four-leg same game multi of Dragons winning 1-12/Ben Hunt to score a
double/Dragons -3.5 points/Dragons win head to head returned a tick over $3000
for a $50 bet.
BACKING THE FUTURE
With the final eight sorted, the reigning premiers head into finals as a short-priced favourite, whilst the Broncos and Sea Eagles are the rank outsiders.
Roosters – $2.25 > $2.30
Storm – $3.50 (STEADY)
– $7.00 (STEADY)
Rabbitohs – $9.00 > $8.00
$26.00 > $21.00
– $41.00 > $23.00
– $41.00 (STEADY)
Sea Eagles – $26.00 > $34.00