NRL Round 17 Betting Summary
The Melbourne Storm attract good interest week-in, week-out, but they proved to be a particularly lucrative option for Ladbrokes punters in Round 17.
Punters flocked in from everywhere to back the Storm outright, while we also saw good interest for the Rabbitohs to finish within a 6-point line.
Both of those results were realised, and not even a 60K live bet on the Rabbitohs (+3.5) came close to bailing out the bookies.
Incredibly, punters are still refusing to abandon the Brisbane Broncos, even against the competition leaders.
We saw interest for the Broncos at the big price ($11) all week, we took a bet of 30k on the Panthers to cover 24 points as favourites, and it ultimately got Round 17 underway in the best way possible for the book.
FIRST TRY FILL UP
Kotoni Staggs has been one of the few shining lights for the Broncos in 2020, and he gave Brisbane fans something to cheer about in Round 17.
As has been the case quite a bit recently, the Broncos were in the contest early and Staggs, who was the Broncos’ most popular player in First Try Scorer betting this week, secured the game’s first points in the 9th minute at a very juicy $19.
This week goes to a punter who was confident that the Cowboys would snap their nine-game losing streak against the Dragons.
Our punter in question had a Same Game Multi on Sunday evening’s clash, backing the Cowboys to Win, Over 43.5 Points, Kyle Feldt Anytime Try Scorer and Mikaele Ravalawa Anytime Try Scorer.
He well and truly put his money where his mouth is, outlaying $400 at odds of $13.34 and walking away with a cool $5336.
BACKING THE FUTURE
There were no notable moves in Futures markets after Round 17, but it’s worth noting that we now have a three-way tie at the top of Premiership betting.
The Storm, the Panthers and the Roosters are now all available at $3.75