It was another relatively one-sided Round skewed in favour of the bookies, but the punters found some solace on Sunday evening when the Sharks squared off with the Bulldogs.
Sione Katoa attracted plenty of interest to score the first try and crossed for the first of three in just the eleventh minute.
We also took a bet of 10K on the Bulldogs to cover a line of +5.5 points and when Christian Crichton crossed the paint in the 75th minute, the result was cemented for the punters.
It didn’t take long for the bookies to get on the board in Round 6.
A big improvement in Round 5 resulted in good interest for the Broncos in their match with the Knights on Thursday night, both at the line and in match betting, but once again fans and punters were left scratching their heads as Siebold’s boys failed to keep up.
Kurt Mann scored the first try at $19 and not even a few big bets on the Knights to cover the line were enough to tarnish what was a big result for us.
FIRST TRY FILL UP
It must be like listening to a broken record, but Tom Trbojevic delivered again.
Turbo was kept relatively quiet by the Broncos in Round 5, but that didn’t alter the punters’ confidence that he’d be a handful for the Raiders.
Given the quality of his opposition, the prolific fullback ran out a $12 shot to score the first try and it took only thirteen minutes for him to line the punters’ pockets.
There were two Legendary Lands in Round 6 that are worthy of attention and praise.
The first lobbed on Thursday night, when one Ladbrokes punter parted ways with 1k for Mitchell Pearce and Daniel Saifiti to score tries. It took until the 77th minute for the former to find the line, but our punter was rewarded with odds of $22.
The other was a Friday fill-up, which saw another punter lay down $500 on Cody Walker and Damien Cook both to score and South Sydney to beat the Warriors at $16.79.
BACKING THE FUTURE
A 14-point win over the previously undefeated Eels saw the Roosters firm $3.75 into $3.25 in 2020 Premiership betting while Parra went the other way, $4.50 out to $5.
Other Futures moves saw all three Queensland teams firm in our market to suffer the most losses; Gold Coast $3 into $2.50, North Queensland $21 into $11 and Brisbane $21 into $13.
Roosters – $3.75 > $3.25
Eels – $4.50 < $5