Betting both ways for Titans v Cowboys
Round one this year saw a major upset when the Gold Coast travelled north to take on the Cowboys, and came away with a 18-0 win.by NRL
Round one this year saw a major upset when the Gold Coast travelled north to take on the Cowboys, and came away with a 18-0 win. Fast forward 12 weeks, and these two will be at it again, and there is little in the betting. A month ago the Titans were under siege both on and off the field, but in amongst a few rounds they have recorded wins away against Manly and Newcastle, so they are a show this week. The Titans opened at $2.25 with the Cowboys at $1.65, the prices haven't moved, and there is betting both ways.
There have been plenty of disappointing sides this year, and Canberra fir right in to that category. Granted they have had injuries, but so have most other sides. Josh Dugan is back this week after being stood down, and although he has been moved from his preferred spot of full-back, there are punters out there who think they can beat the Wests Tigers. The Raiders opened at $2.65, but are now in to $2.60, with the line coming in from +6 to +5.5. One of the early bets was $3000 at the line, and there has been little or no interest in the Wests Tigers.
At the start of the season, Newcastle had been backed from $15.00 into $9.00 to win the competition on the back of luring Wayne Bennett and several high profile players. It just hasn't worked, and although they have also been hit with injuries, their effort against the Gold Coast last week was terrible. They now travel to Brisbane and it is hard to believe that the ex 'boom' side will be $4.85, and completely unwanted in betting. Even a high line of +14.0 hasn't been enticing to punters with all of the early trading coming for the Broncos.
The Bulldogs v Souths game is similar to the Titans match with betting coming for both sides. The Bulldogs landed a big plunge when disposing of the Roosters on Monday night, but are slight underdogs against the Bunnies at $2.00. The betting hasn't moved since it opened, and the action is split both ways.
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