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Betting on hold following Slater injury

The Origin series is alive after the 16-12 win by NSW in Sydney, and with a couple of key injuries to the QLD side, perhaps NSW might be able to finally win a series.
Betting on hold following Slater injury
by NRL

The Origin series is alive after the 16-12 win by NSW in Sydney, and with a couple of key injuries to the QLD side, perhaps NSW might be able to finally win a series.

The Blues went into Game 2 as equal favourites at $1.92. It was a massive betting game with the biggest bet being a $50,000 bet on Queensland at $1.93. Brett Stewart was unwanted at $15.00 to score the first try, but many thought Greg Bird would be the Man of the Match. Bird firmed from an opening $21.00 to a closing $11.00, and although the biggest bet was only $250 at $13.00, he did attract the most bets of the NSW players.

NSW were backed from $4.00 into $3.30 to win the series in the lead up to Game 2, and those punters would be on very good terms with themselves now. The Blues showed enough in both games to suggest that they will be hard to beat in the third game even though it will be in Brisbane, and there is a major doubt over the availability of Billy Slater. Immediately after the game, Tattsbet opened QLD favs at $1.60 with NSW at $2.35, but that is now on hold pending the news on Slater.

Wednesday's match was brutal to say the least, and many of the players will be in doubt for the weekend. Apart from the obvious injuries, all did not seem well with Jonathon Thurston, so it will be interesting to see if he lines up on Friday night. A depleted Brisbane side will travel north and be the outsiders at around $2.25, but they showed last week that they can plug holes.

The other Friday night game has seen money for the Dragons to beat the Bulldogs. The Dragons opened at $2.30 and were cut to $2.25, the bets haven't been big, but consistent.

The betting on the Cronulla vs Warriors game hinges on Paul Gallen. Prior to Origin, Cronulla were backed from $2.15 into $2.10, but Gallen looked in all sorts of bother with his knee during the game, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he was ruled out. That would see the Sharks go for a major drift in the betting, and while they have won without Gallen this year, a full strength Warriors side will be hard to beat.

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