Punters expected Souths to bounce back on Thursday night and after an extremely slow start, they did.
Dragons fullback Matt Dufty is in a rare vein of form, he attracted good support to score the first try and crossed for the first of two in just the sixth minute.
We took plenty of big bets on Souths to win, including 20K at $1.50 and a 10K line bet (-4.5), garnishing what was a fill up for punters and a horror start to the weekend for the bookies.
It was a fairly even round, but the bookies did record a notable result on Friday night.
Despite their poor form, punters have refused to abandon the Brisbane Broncos and they once again received good support ahead of their game with Cronulla.
Ronaldo Mulitalo was about the only backline player who didn’t receive much attention to score first, but put the Sharks in front after just six minutes.
For a short while the Broncos looked the winners, but the wheels fell off again, and not even a 10K win bet on the Sharks could tarnish what was a successful night for the bookies.
FIRST TRY FILL UP
Punters typically look one of two ways (or both) in First Try Scorer betting ahead of any Melbourne Storm game – Josh Addo-Carr and Suliasi Vunivalu.
The lightning wingers are almost always the firmest in the market of any game week-in, week-out, and they were both truck loaded by Ladbrokes punters in Round 12.
When Vunivalu broke the Knights defence just three minutes into Sunday’s game, punters everywhere rejoiced.
BACKING THE FUTURE
A couple of clubs firmed in Premiership betting after Round 12 and a couple drifted.
The Roosters are still favourites to hoist the Provan-Summons Trophy for a third-consecutive season, but drifted $3.50 out to $3.75 following a less than convincing display against the Gold Coast.
Manly were flogged by Penrith and went $11 out to $17, while on the other side of that result, the Panthers went $7 into $5.
Roosters – $3.50 < $3.75
Panthers – $7 > $5
Sea Eagles – $11 < $17
Raiders – $10 > $8