NRL Round 25 Betting Review

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PUNTER’S PAL

Five 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.

The 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.

BOOKIE’S BEST

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.

The 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.

LEGENDARY LAND

It wasn’t a game which was of interest to many but, for one punter, the Dragons Titans game was one he’ll remember fondly.

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.

PREMIERSHIP MOVES

Roosters – $2.25 > $2.30

Storm – $3.50 (STEADY)

Raiders – $7.00 (STEADY)

Rabbitohs – $9.00 > $8.00

Eels – $26.00 > $21.00

Sharks – $41.00 > $23.00

Broncos – $41.00 (STEADY)

Sea Eagles – $26.00 > $34.00

Tips, recommendations and commentary are for entertainment only. We provide no warranty about accuracy or completeness. You should make your own assessment before placing a bet.