NRL Round 1 Betting Summary

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PUNTER’S PAL

Round 1 of the NRL is always extremely difficult to predict but there was some solace for the punters on Saturday night.

The Panthers were very well supported on gameday, firming from $2.75 into $2.30 at kick off and ultimately securing the upset of the week.

BOOKIE’S BEST

It was very much a Round for the bookies, with plenty of big results falling in our favour.

The largest included a 50K live bet on the Roosters to win at $1.12. They led the Panthers 12-0 at half-time before completely going amiss in the second 40.

We also took a 50K bet on the Sea Eagles to beat the Storm at $2.10. They were the best backed team all weekend – they were $2.50 early in the week, got in as low as $1.95 on gameday and started around $2.10. They didn’t manage to score a single try in 80 minutes and were ultimately the best result for bookies.

FIRST TRY FILL UP

There wasn’t one. In fact, Try Scorers were complete carnage for punters; only the two Sunday games were popular choices, and both started at less than $18. There were no large bets in either game, just a collection of small wagers from plenty of punters.

LEGENDARY LAND

Our Legendary Land in Round 1 goes to the punters who had faith in a big first-up showing for the Knights.

This punter outlaid $2000 at a cool 44-1 on a Same Game Multi of the Knights to win by 11-20 points, the Knights to win 13+ and New South Wales Origin star Daniel Saifiti to score at any time.

In a week that clearly favoured the bookies, turning 2K into 88K saw this punter claim Legendary Land honours at an absolute canter.

BACKING THE FUTURE

As is typically the case after just one week of footy, there were no particularly noteworthy moves in futures markets.

The Roosters were slight drifters after their loss to Penrith, $4 out to $4.50 in the premiership market, but remain comfortable favourites to complete the hat-trick. On the other side of that game, the Panthers firmed $21 into $15.

PREMIERSHIP MOVES

Roosters – $4 > $4.50
Panthers – $21 > $15
Broncos – $23 > $19
Rabbitohs – $13 > $9
Sharks – $13 > $17

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