It was a slow start for punters in Round 7 as early results fell in favour of the bookies, but there was some respite in the final game of the week.
No one could accuse the young Canterbury Bulldogs sides of not putting in the effort, but they lack the experience and class of most of their opponents and that was identified by Ladbrokes punters.
We attracted plenty of bets on Wests Tigers, including one of 20K at $1.63 and from around the 30-minute mark, the result was all but sealed.
Overall, it was another good weekend for the bookies but as it was for Paul Green, the Cowboys’ win over the Knights was an outstanding result.
The likes of Kalyn Ponga, Edrick Lee and Kyle Feldt attracted good support in First Try Scorer betting but were all denied by the veteran Justin O’Neill at $17.
Match betting suggested it was going to be a fruitful day at the office, but that idea went out the window almost immediately and was consolidated when the outsiders went to the break 32-0 up.
Not even a live bet of 15K on the Cowboys at $1.52 was enough to dampen what was a lucrative game for us.
FIRST TRY FILL UP
Fans of the First Try Scorer market let out a collective sigh when Tommy Turbo went down with injury in Round 4, but it didn’t take long to forget about the star fullback.
Brett Morris scores tries for fun and generally, it is a case of when, not if he’ll get over for a four-pointer.
In Round 8, it took just four minutes. He’d been absolutely truck loaded by Ladbrokes punters at odds of $10 and immediately put the bookies on the back foot, in what was a horror result.
There were no enormous multi wins in Round 7, but a couple of commendable efforts in the Tigers vs Bulldogs game that are worth mentioning.
One punter had 5K on David Nofoaluma to score at any time into the Tigers 13+ at $5.75, while another had Nofoaluma to score any time into a Tigers win, 5K at $3.
BACKING THE FUTURE
Penrith have been excellent in 2020, but truly announced their Premiership credentials with an impressive win over a tough Rabbitohs outfit in Round 7. With that result, they went $13 into $8 in Premiership betting.
A fifth-consecutive loss for the Broncos saw them make another move in our ‘Most Losses’ market ($13 into $6), while on the other side of that result, the Titans drifted $2.50 out to $3.50.
Panthers – $13 > $8
Sea Eagles – $7.50 < $11