More money for Melbourne
Money is still flowing strongly for Melbourne with punters opting for Grand Final experience over statistics.by NRL
Money is still flowing strongly for Melbourne with punters opting for Grand Final experience over statistics.
The Storm remain firm favourites and today attracted two bets of $10,000 at $1.75.
"Melbourne will start favourites for their eighth straight finals game," said TAB's Matt Jenkins.
"The last time the Storm were outsiders in the finals was in the '08 Grand Final against Manly.
"However, six of Melbourne's last seven finals games have been played in Melbourne."
STATS THAT POINT TO CANTERBURY WIN:
* WON their past 10 games at ANZ Stadium at an average price of $1.50.
* WON six from eight this year when starting as outsider.
* DES Hasler has won the past two Grand Finals he has been involved in; keeping Bellamy's Storm scoreless in '08.
* MELBOURNE only won four of past eight away from AAMI Park (including one point victory against Brisbane).
* MELBOURNE not played at ANZ Stadium since May last year.
STATS THAT POINT TO MELBOURNE WIN:
* GRAND FINAL experience - 19 games and 11 victories between them.
* CANTERBURY Grand Final experience - five NRL games between four players.
$30,000 @ $1.95 on Canterbury
$10,000 @ $1.75 on Melbourne [twice]
$7,000 @ $1.75 on Melbourne
$6,000 @ $1.75 on Melbourne
$4,000 @ $1.75 on Melbourne [twice]
LONG RANGE BETS
$35,000 @ $5 Canterbury (26 Aug - after lost to Canberra)
$20,000 @ $7 Melbourne (27 July - after lost to St George Ill)
$20,000 at $9.37 Canterbury / Hawthorn (Aug 22)
$20,000 at $9.37 Canterbury / Hawthorn (Aug 23)
LATEST GRAND FINAL BETTING:
Head to Head
$1.80 Bulldogs +2.5
$2.00 Melbourne -2.5
$5.00 Bulldogs 13+
$3.00 Bulldogs 1-12
$2.90 Melbourne 1-12
$4.75 Melbourne 13+
Total Points Over/Under
$1.90 Over 36.5 Points
$1.90 Under 36.5 Points
1st Try Scorer
$7.00 Ben Barba (Bdg)
$7.00 Josh Morris (Bdg)
$9.00 Billy Slater (Mel)
$11.00 Sisa Waqa (Mel)
$13.00 Will Chambers (Mel)
$13.00 Mahe Fonua (Mel)
$13.00 Ryan Hoffman (Mel)
$13.00 Krisnan Inu (Bdg)
$13.00 Justin Oneill (Mel)
$13.00 Sam Perrett (Bdg)
$13.00 Jonathan Wright (Bdg)
Clive Churchill Medal
$5.50 Cooper Cronk (Mel)
$6.00 Ben Barba (Bdg)
$7.00 Cameron Smith (Mel)
$8.00 Billy Slater (Mel)
$9.00 Josh Reynolds (Bdg)
$11.00 James Graham (Bdg)
$11.00 Ryan Hoffman (Mel)
$13.00 Gareth Widdop (Mel)
$15.00 Frank Pritchard (Bdg)
$17.00 Aiden Tolman (Bdg)
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