$40,000 bets for Manly and North Qld
Sportsbet customers wasted no time in showing their hands for this week's NRL round 20 matches.by NRL
Sportsbet customers wasted no time in showing their hands for this week's NRL round 20 matches.
Friday night sees Des Hasler return to Brookvale for the first time as the coach of the Bulldogs looking for their 8th straight win.
Manly hold a 32-17 Win/Loss record against the Dogs at "Brookie" (with 3 draws) from 52 meetings and one punter believes that advantage will continue as they parted with $40,000 on the home side at $1.70
The Sea Eagles tightened to $1.60 following the wager with the Dogs drifting from $2.25 to $2.35
Monday Night Football moves to Townsville with North Queensland hosting Wests Tigers.
The Cowboys have lost their last 5 meetings with the Tigers and in fact only one of their last 9 meetings since 2007 has resulted in a win. That win was back in 2009 when the Cowboys won 42-14 at Dairy Farmers
Early shoppers have tossed the record books out of the window with one bet taken of $40,000 @ $1.70 on a Cowboy win.
Things are predicted to get worse for the Tigers with a bet of $25,000 @ $3.50 on them to miss the Top 8. They currently sit in 8th spot on 22 points
Souths may only have won 4 of the last 18 clashes with St George Illawarra but all of the wins have come over the last 8 meetings including a Golden Point win at Kogarah in Round 11 this year.
Souths, fresh from a heart stopping final second win over Sydney Roosters last night opened $1.55 with St George Illawarra $2.45
Melbourne will be out to break an uncharacteristic 3-match losing streak when they meet Parramatta on Saturday night with the Storm opening the round's shortest priced favourite at $1.22.
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