The Newcastle Knights.
It had been a quiet couple of weeks for both the Knights and the Tigers, but Ladbrokes punters were more than confident that the former would bounce back in Round 13, and they certainly did.
We saw big attention for Adam O’Brien’s men in match betting and at the line, and when Kalyn Ponga crossed for the first of his two tries after nine minutes, a horror result for the bookies was all but sealed.
Punters are still refusing to abandon the Brisbane Broncos and yet again, their Round 13 game with Souths proved to be a honey hole for the bookies.
The Broncos received big interest at a 10-point line, but Rabbitohs covered it.
Dane Gagai crossing for the game’s first try was something of a small win for punters, but it was otherwise a game heavily skewed in favour of the book, which included a mammoth 20k bet on the Broncos to win at $3.50.
FIRST TRY FILL UP
All but two games in Round 13 delivered punters a winning result in First Try Scorer betting, but Anthony Don was a noteworthy outcome.
There arguably isn’t a safer pair of hands in the league than those of the Titans’ winger, and Don celebrated his new contract extension with a try in just the fourth minute of Sunday’s Queensland Derby.
His $9 quote attracted good support on game day and evidently, for good reason!
Round 13 got underway in the best way possible for one lucky Ladbrokes punter.
Our punter in question selected four legs in Thursday night’s Dragons vs Storm game; Under 40.5 Points, Zac Lomax Anytime Try Scorer, Joseph Manu Anytime Try Scorer and the Roosters to win 1-12, boosting his odds to $168.83.
He then laid down $70 for a truly impressive return of more than 11K!
BACKING THE FUTURE
Another week, another very impressive win for the Penrith Panthers, which resulted in another good move in Premiership betting ($5 into $4.25).
On the other side of that result, the Raiders drifted $8 out to $13 in the same market, while the Broncos went $4.50 into $3 in our ‘Most Losses’ market.
Panthers – $5 > $4.25
Raiders – $8 < $13